People: Spirit Airlines Inc (SAVE.O)

SAVE.O on Nasdaq

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17 Apr 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

H. McIntyre Gardner

51 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

B. Ben Baldanza

51 2006 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Edward Christie

42 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

John Bendoraitis

2013 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

Thomas Canfield

57 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

James Lynde

57 2012 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Edmundo Miranda

36 Vice President, Controller

Carlton Donaway

61 2013 Independent Director

David Elkins

71 2010 Independent Director

Robert Johnson

65 2010 Independent Director

Barclay Jones

52 2006 Independent Director

Stuart Oran

62 2004 Independent Director

Horacio Scapparone

61 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

H. McIntyre Gardner

Mr. H. McIntyre Gardner has been appointed as Independent Chairman of the Board of Spirit Airlines, Inc., effective August 7, 2013. Mac Gardner has been a member of Spirit's Board of Directors since July 2010. Mr. Gardner retired in 2008 from Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. as the Head of Americas Region and Global Bank Group, Global Private Client. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch in July 2000, Mr. Gardner was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Helen of Troy Limited, a personal care products manufacturer.

B. Ben Baldanza

Mr. B. Ben Baldanza is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Spirit Airlines Inc. He has been a member of the Board since May 2006. He has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since May 2006 and as our President and Chief Operating Officer from January 2005 to May 2006. From August 1999 to January 2005, Mr. Baldanza served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Planning at US Airways, where he was responsible for route planning, scheduling, pricing and revenue management, marketing, sales, cargo, distribution and the international division. Prior to US Airways, Mr. Baldanza served as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Grupo Taca, an airline group based in Latin America. Mr. Baldanza previously held positions at Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines and American Airlines.

Edward Christie

Mr. Edward M. Christie, III serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Spirit Airlines Inc., since April 16, 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Christie served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pinnacle Airlines Corp. from July 2011 to March 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Christie was a partner in the management consulting firm of Vista Strategic Group LLC from May 2010 to July 2011. Mr. Christie served in various positions from 2002 to 2010 at Frontier Airlines, including as Chief Financial Officer from June 2008 to January 2010, as Senior Vice President, Finance from February 2008 to June 2008, as Vice President, Finance from May 2007 to February 2008, and before that in several positions, including Corporate Financial Administrator, Director of Corporate Financial Planning, and Senior Director of Corporate Financial Planning and Treasury.

John Bendoraitis

Mr. John Bendoraitis has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of Spirit Airlines Inc., effective mid-October 2013. John is bringing nearly 30 years of industry experience to Spirit. John previously served as president of Comair Airlines from 2008 to 2012, where he led the restructuring of the airline's cost structure. As president of Compass Airlines from 2006 to 2008, he was responsible for the certification and launch of the airline. John began his aviation career at Northwest Airlines, where over a 22-year span he worked his way up from aircraft technician to vice president of base maintenance operations. He has served as chief operating officer for Frontier Airlines since March 2012. John received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Metro State University in St. Paul, Minnesota and an MBA from St. Thomas University in Minneapolis. He also holds an Aircraft Maintenance Technology (A&P) certificate from Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology in St. Louis, Missouri.

Thomas Canfield

Mr. Thomas C. Canfield is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Spirit Airlines Inc., since October 2007. From September 2006 to October 2007, Mr. Canfield served as General Counsel & Secretary of Point Blank Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of antiballistic body armor. Prior to Point Blank, from 2004 to 2007, he served as CEO and Plan Administrator of AT&T Latin America Corp., a public company formerly known as FirstCom Corporation, which developed high-speed fiber networks in 17 Latin American cities. AT&T Latin America Corp. underwent a reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code beginning in 2003. Mr. Canfield also served as General Counsel & Secretary at AT&T Latin America Corp from 1999 to 2004. Previously, Mr. Canfield was Counsel in the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Mr. Canfield serves on the board and on the audit and nominating/governance committees of Iridium Communications Inc., a satellite communications company. Mr. Canfield previously served on the boards of directors of Birch Telecom Inc., a telecommunications company, from 2006 to 2008, and Tricom S.A., a telecommunications company, from 2004 to 2010.

James Lynde

Mr. James Lynde is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of Spirit Airlines Inc., since January 2012. Prior to that, he was an independent consultant from 2010 until 2012, and he was Chief People Officer for Sagittarius Brands, a multi-brand restaurant business from 2006 to 2010. From 2005 to 2006, he was SVP, Human Resources for Unisource Worldwide, an international distribution business, where he led HR and strategic planning. From 1995 to 2004, Jim was SVP, People for Red Lobster, where he was responsible for human resources and all operations training. Prior to that, Lynde was VP, Human Resources with Westin/Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Mr. Lynde began his career with PG&E Corp.

Edmundo Miranda

Mr. Edmundo Miranda is Vice President and Controller Of Sprit Airlines, Inc., since January 2012. Prior to that, he served as our Senior Director, Corporate Controller from January 2009 to December 2011 and as Director of Corporate Accounting from July 2007 to January 2009. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Miranda served in the audit practice of KPMG LLP, where he worked with publicly traded and mid-sized to large private corporations before leaving as a Manager.

Carlton Donaway

Mr. Carl D. Donaway is an Independent Director of Spirit Airlines Inc., since January 2013. Since 2004, Mr. Donaway has been the principal and Chairman of JSKD Advisors LLC, a consulting firm. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Donaway was an advisor to Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (“Cerberus”), a private investment firm, and to Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, an affiliate of Cerberus that offers senior management and advisory services. Prior to working with Cerberus, Mr. Donaway served as Executive Chairman of DHL Holdings-USA, a division of Deutsche Post DHL that provides international express and mail services. He was also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Airborne, Incorporated, a global transportation and logistics company. Mr. Donaway served as a board member and Chairman of Anchor Glass Container Corporation, a glass container manufacturer, from November 2004 to June 2005. In August of 2005, Anchor Glass Container Corporation filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Mr. Donaway also served as a board member of ACE Aviation Holdings, an investment holding company for various aviation interests, from 2004 to 2008.

David Elkins

Mr. David G. Elkins is Independent Director of Spirit Airlines Inc., since July 2010. Mr. Elkins retired in 2003 as President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Chemicals, Inc., a North American chemicals producer headquartered in Houston, Texas. In 2001, Sterling Chemicals filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Prior to joining Sterling Chemicals in 1998, Mr. Elkins was a senior partner in the law firm of Andrews Kurth LLP, where he specialized in corporate and business law. Mr. Elkins formerly served as an independent director of numerous public and private corporations, including The Houston Exploration Company, Holley Performance Products, Inc. (non-executive Chairman), Pliant Corporation, Zilog, Inc., Sterling Chemicals, Inc., Guilford Mills, Inc., Pioneer USA, Inc. and Memorial Hermann Hospital System. M. Elkins currently serves on the Development Board of the University of Texas at Arlington.

Robert Johnson

Mr. Robert D. Johnson is Independent Director of Spirit Airlines Inc., since July 2010. Mr. Johnson retired in 2008 as Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), a global aerospace engineering and services company. In 2005, prior to DAE, Mr. Johnson was Chairman of Honeywell Aerospace, a leading global supplier of aircraft engines, equipment, systems and services, where he also served prior to 2005 as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Honeywell Aerospace, Mr. Johnson held management positions at various aviation and aerospace companies. He served on the board of directors of Ariba, Inc., a publicly traded software company, from 2005 to 2012, and currently serves on the board of directors of Spirit Aerosystems, a publicly traded aerospace components company that is not affiliated with Spirit Airlines, and Roper Industries, Inc., a publicly traded diversified industrial company.

Barclay Jones

Mr. Barclay G. Jones III, is Independent Director of Spirit Airlines Inc., since 2006. Since March 2000, Mr. Jones has been the Executive Vice President of Investments for iStar Financial Inc., a publicly traded finance company focused on the commercial real estate industry. Prior to iStar, Mr. Jones was at W.P. Carey & Co., an investment management company, where he served in a variety of capacities, including Vice Chairman and Chief Acquisitions Officer.

Stuart Oran

Mr. Stuart I. Oran is Independent Director of Spirit Airlines Inc., since 2004. During the past five years, Mr. Oran has been the Managing Member of Roxbury Capital Group LLC, a merchant banking firm that he founded in April 2002 and since September 2010 an Operating Partner of Liberty Hall Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on the aerospace industry. From 1994 to 2002 Mr. Oran held a number of senior executive positions at United Airlines. Mr. Oran also serves on the boards of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., a national casual dining chain, Bond Street Holdings, Inc., a bank holding company, and its wholly owned subsidiary, Florida Community Bank, National Association. He previously served on the boards of Wendy’s International, Inc., a fast food company, from March 2004 to September 2008, Polaris Acquisition Corp., an acquisition company, from July 2007 to May 2009 and Deerfield Capital Corp., an investment management company that was merged into a financial institution, from 2008 to early 2011.

Horacio Scapparone

Mr. Horacio Scapparone is Independent Director of Spirit Airlines Inc., since 2006. From 1997 until 2012 he served as Chief Executive Officer of the Bristol Group, an Argentine insurance group dedicated to property and casualty and surety businesses. From 2002 to 2007, he was a board member and Chairman of Alpargatas SAIC, a large Argentine textile company sold in 2007 to a Brazilian textile company. In 2007 Alpargatas filed for protection under Argentinean bankruptcy law. The Board has concluded that Mr. Scapparone should continue to serve on the Board, and the compensation, nominating and corporate governance and finance committees, based on his financial expertise, general business experience and familiarity with Latin America.

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