MAXjet Airways has announced additions to its executive leadership team, including a new Chairman of the Board, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operations Officer and Vice President of People Services.
The MAXjet Airways Board of Directors has appointed long-time board member and Extra Space Storage CEO Kenneth Woolley as Chairman, replacing Richard Sharp. Mr. Woolley is founder, Chairman and CEO of Extra Space, the second largest self-storage company in the United States. He was an early investor in MAXjet and has served as a Director of the company since inception. He was a founder of Richmond Foods plc, the United Kingdom’s largest ice cream maker, and was an early investor in JetBlue Airways.
John Severson was named Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining MAXjet, Mr. Severson was Chief Financial Officer of Spirit Airlines for nearly nine years, and was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Jet USA Inc. He also has served in executive positions at MGM Grand Air and Jet America Airlines. He reports to MAXjet CEO William Stockbridge.
George Paul will join MAXjet on May 14 as Chief Operations Officer. Mr. Paul will be responsible for Flight Operations, Maintenance & Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Security & Safety. Mr. Paul has over 25 years of airline experience, most recently as president of Paulcam Aviation Consultants, a company that assists airlines with regulatory issues. He was a founding officer and Senior Vice President of Maintenance & Engineering, Ground Operations and Material Services at Gemini Air Cargo, an international cargo airline. He reports to Mr. Stockbridge.
In addition, Ceciley Bachnik joins MAXjet today as Vice President of People Services. She will be responsible for the People Services Department at MAXjet and will report to Mr. Stockbridge. Ms. Bachnik has 26 years of human resources experience, including seven years as Vice President of People Services at Spirit Airlines.
“MAXjet is a growing airline with a great business plan. These talented individuals bring their leadership to our already solid team as we prepare for growth and expansion,” said CEO William D. Stockbridge. “We are delighted to welcome these executives. It means MAXjet will only be stronger in the days and months ahead.”
MAXjet pioneered affordable All Business Class transatlantic service in 2005. MAXjet offers fast check-in, spacious airside departure lounges, padded deep-recline leather seats with 60” pitch, gourmet four-course meals and premium beverages and wines and on-demand entertainment for the price of a flexible Economy Class fare.