INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 1, 2014--
Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET) announced today that Matt
Koscal has been named the Company’s Vice President of Human Resources
(“HR”). Koscal will join Republic Airways Holdings (“Republic”)
effective April 1, 2014, and will lead the Company’s HR organization,
including talent acquisition and retention, management and leadership
development, corporate communications, and compensation and benefits.
Matt Koscal is the new Vice President of Human Resources for Republic Airways Holdings, based in Indianapolis, Ind. (Photo: Business Wire)
Koscal has spent the past eight years at Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.
(“Takeda”), the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan with over 30,000
employees and over $16 billion in revenue. During the past six years, he
served as the Director, Corporate Partnerships for the company’s
oncology business unit in Cambridge, Mass. He was responsible for
leading cross-functional change initiatives that redefined Takeda’s
customer engagement strategies and leveraged innovative informatics and
e-marketing solutions. Before joining Takeda in 2006, Koscal worked for
Roche Diagnostics, as a Manager of Sales Operations, and he began his
career as a graduate of Abbott Laboratories’ Financial Professional
“I am thrilled to welcome Matt to the Republic Airways family. Matt is a
proven and talented executive who brings substantial experience in
organizational development to the Republic management team, and I look
forward to working with him to ensure we’re taking care of our most
important asset, our people,” said Republic Airways Chairman, President
and Chief Executive Officer Bryan Bedford.
Koscal earned his bachelor’s in management from Purdue University in
West Lafayette, Ind. Additionally, he completed executive training
programs at the Wharton School of Executive Education and the Center for
Creative Leadership in Greensboro, N.C. Matt and his family live in
Carmel, Ind., where they actively serve their community through
leadership roles at their church and in local Catholic education.
“I am proud to serve the over 6,400 team members of the Republic team
who are responsible for delivering on the Company’s commitment to
quality customer service for our passengers and our brand partners. Our
best competitive advantage is our people, and we will continue to invest
in initiatives that attract, develop, and retain the best people,”
Koscal replaces Richard “Dick” Meyer, who last month announced his
retirement from the Company after nearly 25 years in the airline
industry. Meyer joined Republic in August of 2011, and before that spent
about 20 years at former Indianapolis-based carrier ATA Airlines.
Meyer’s distinguished career also included HR roles at Cummins Inc. in
Columbus, Ind., and as a newspaper reporter in Southern Indiana.
Republic Airways Holdings, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is an airline
holding company that owns Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and
Shuttle America, collectively “the airlines.” The airlines operate a
combined fleet of about 250 aircraft and offer scheduled passenger
service on over 1,400 flights daily to more than 110 cities in the U.S.,
Canada and the Bahamas through fixed-fee flights operated under our
major airline partner brands, including American Eagle, Delta
Connection, United Express, and US Airways Express. The airlines
currently employ about 6,400 aviation professionals. For more
information about Republic Airways, visit the Company’s website at www.rjet.com.
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Scott Thien, Corporate Communications,