American taps treasurer Goulet to lead restructuring, three execs depart

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American parent company AMR has named its VP of corporate development and treasurer Beverly Goulet as its chief restructuring officer.

The company entered into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on 29 November.

Additionally, three top executives at the airline have declared their intentions to leave the company.

American's chief information officer Monte Ford has resigned effective 31 December, and is being replaced by the President of American's AAdvantage loyalty programme Maya Leibman.

Executive VP of operations Robert Redding plans to retire on 31 December. American explained his role will not be filled. Instead, some of Redding's responsibilities will be assumed by Jim Ream, who was names SVP of operations.

In addition to overseeing American's maintenance and engineering, Ream will be responsible for the carrier's flight operations, operations planning and performance, planning and finance of operations and safety, security and the environment.

Carrier EVP of employee relations Mark Burdette is also retiring, and American VP of flight service Denise Lynn will take over Burdette's role effective 31 December.

"We are fortunate to have so many talented leaders to fill some big shoes during a very critical time," said American CEO Tom Horton. "The changes we're announcing today will ensure continuity in each role, while enabling us to broaden our team's experience and capabilities something that will be important as we lead American through the restructuring and reaffirm its position of leadership in the global airline industry."