Thursday, July 23, 2009

Aircell's Chairman and CEO Swap Positions

Aircell announced the transition of Ron LeMay from Chairman of the Board to President and CEO of the company. Jack Blumenstein, current President and CEO, will assume the position of Chairman of the Board.

Aircell said it has experienced dramatic growth over the past few years since winning its exclusive FCC frequency license in 2006. Mr. Blumenstein has overseen the development of the Aircell Network and Gogo Inflight Internet service, as well as Aircell's airline partnerships, which represent the majority of the U.S. commercial aviation market.

LeMay is a 38-year veteran of the communications industry, having served as an officer at Southwestern Bell, AT&T and Sprint. His Sprint career spanned 18 years and included starting up Sprint PCS as its first employee and serving as its CEO.

"It is time for us to take Aircell to the next level and become the multibillion dollar company we know it can be," said Jack Blumenstein, Chairman of the Board, Aircell. "Ron brings a tremendous depth of operational experience from his days at Sprint and Sprint PCS and has worked closely with me over the past few years to guide the company through its rapid growth. I look forward to continuing to work with Ron and writing one of the great business success stories."