American Airlines has named Ingersoll Rand chief executive Vicente Reynal to its board of directors.

The Fort Worth-based company said on 6 September that Reynal has “proven ability to navigate complex operational issues and create shareholder value”.

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Source: American Airlines

Ingersoll Rand chief executive Vicente Reynal joins American Airlines’ board of directors

“The addition of Vicente to American’s board is fantastic news for our team, our customers and our shareholders,” says American’s chief executive Robert Isom. “His leadership of diverse, multinational organisations will be very helpful to our airline as we continue to navigate the recovery from the pandemic.”

Reynal currently serves as chairman, president and CEO of industrial solutions firm Ingersoll Rand. He oversaw the merger of Gardner Denver and the Industrials Segment of Ingersoll Rand in 2020.

He joined Gardner Denver in 2015 as CEO of its industrials segment. Prior, Reynal spent 11 years at Danaher Corporation, where he was president for various businesses and held other senior executive roles.

Reynal holds a bachelor’s of science degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and two master’s of science degrees – in mechanical engineering and in technology and policy – from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.