Sun Country Airlines Names Gadek CEO

Sun Country Airlines announced that Stan Gadek will be joining the airline as CEO/president.


ST. PAUL , Minn., March 5 /PRNewswire/ — Sun Country Airlines announced today, Stan Gadek will be joining the airline as CEO/President.

Gadek comes to Sun Country from AirTran where he held the position of Senior vice president finance and CFO since 2000. "Stan is a great addition to the Sun Country Airlines team," said Tom Petters, Sun Country's chairman. "Stan brings us extensive airline experience with a low cost carrier and a disciplined leadership style which will be key to executing on our plan."

Jay Salmen, who is president of Petters Aviation and has been serving as interim CEO, will continue to serve as vice chairman of the board and work with the management team. Petters Aviation, a division of Petters Group Worldwide, is the majority owner of Sun Country. "In this difficult industry Stan's extensive experience in M&A, debt and equity financing will be of significant value to Sun Country. He also has great people skills which will fit well in the Sun Country culture," Salmen said.

"I look forward to joining the team at Sun Country and continuing the growth of our brand and reputation for quality service," Gadek said.

Gadek will assume his role on March 10.

We Recommend

  • News

    Petters is first U.S. customer for Airbus A318 corporate jet

    Petters Aviation of Minnetonka will acquire an Airbus A318 Elite corporate jet, which makes Petters the first U.S. customer for that aircraft Petters Aviation plans to use the plane for private...

  • News

    Sun Country Files for Bankruptcy

    The St. Paul, Minn.-based airline will continue to fly its regular schedule, airline officials said.

  • News

    Petters plans maintenance business; in talks with Duluth

    Jun. 18--Jay Salmen, president of Petters Aviation, confirmed today that the company plans to lease a former Northwest Airlines' aircraft maintenance hangar as part of a new business...

  • Article

    News in the Brief

    Business Buzz ¦ UPS will invest more money in infrastructure facilities and technologies in China in 2008 to angle for more second-tier and third-tier cities as well as medium and small...