ExpressJet names new chief operating officer, senior vice president operations

SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW) said it has selected Terry Vais as Chief Operating Officer of ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., effective Sept. 9, 2015.

He will succeed Alex Marren, who has accepted a promotion as Executive Vice President at Hertz Corporation. As Chief Operating Officer, Vais will oversee ExpressJet´s operations and activities, including Flight Operations, In-Flight operations, Maintenance, and partner relationships.

Vais´ aviation career spans 25 years and ranges from hub operations to partner relations, network and operational control, most recently serving as ExpressJet´s vice president of Operations, Planning and Support.

Brad Sheehan, currently ExpressJet´s vice president of Flight Operations, will assume the role of senior vice president of Operations. In this position, he will oversee all of ExpressJet´s Flight Operations, including the airline´s Operations Control Center.

Headquartered in Atlanta, ExpressJet Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc., is a regional airline leader with 8,400 aviation professionals, an average of more than 1,600 daily flights and an all-jet fleet of 332 aircraft.