Gerard J. Arpey
(born 26 July 1958) is the Chairman
, President, and Chief Executive Officer
(CEO) of AMR Corporation
, parent company to American Airlines
Gerard J. Arpey was elected Chairman of AMR Corporation
and American Airlines
, Inc. in May 2004. Arpey had been President
and Chief Executive Officer
of AMR and American, since April 2003, when he was first elected a member of the Board of Directors of both companies. Prior to that, he had served as President and Chief Operating Officer of AMR and American since April 2002.
Arpey leads a global organization that includes American Airlines
, American Eagle
and AmericanConnection, serving approximately 250 cities in 40 countries and territories around the world. The combined network offers, on average, more than 3,400 flights a day with nearly 900 aircraft.
Before his appointment as President and COO, Arpey served as the American’s Executive Vice President of Operations, Senior Vice President of Finance and Planning, as well as its Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Planning.
As Executive Vice President of Operations, Arpey was responsible for American’s worldwide flight operations including Maintenance and Engineering, Flight Department, Operations Planning, Purchasing, Corporate Real Estate, AA Cargo and American Eagle.
As the company’s chief finance and planning executive, Arpey directed the corporation’s strategic planning activities, including its scheduling, fleet... Read More