16-Mar-2010 3:13 PM

Sean Durfy announces resignation from WestJet

WestJet announced (15-Mar-2010) the resignation of President and CEO, Sean Durfy, effective 01-Apr-2010, citing personal reasons, and the appointment of Gregg Saretsky, current Executive VP of Operations, as President and CEO. Sean Durfy joined WestJet in 2004 as an Executive Vice-President responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company's marketing, sales and airport operations functions.  [more]

WestJet: "This was a very difficult decision for me; however, after careful consideration, I have decided that this is best for me and my family. Those things I set out to accomplish at WestJet have now been achieved and I believe this is an appropriate time to allow others to carry the torch while I spend more time with my young family", Sean Durfy President & CEO. Source: WestJet, 15-Mar-2010.

WestJet: "We will miss Sean's passion and leadership at the executive and board level and we sincerely thank him for his tremendous contributions to WestJet over the past several years. After a search for the most suitable candidate capable of supporting our planned growth, extending our brand strength and leading our award-winning culture, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Gregg Saretsky as President and CEO of WestJet effective April 1, 2010," Clive Beddoe, Chairman. Source: WestJet, 15-Mar-2010.