WS Picks UA Veteran Duncan As New Encore President
WestJet today announced that Charles Duncan – most recently SVP, Technical Operations at UA -- has been named as the new head of regional airline WestJet Encore.
"Charles is a proven leader with extensive experience in operations, commercial and general management for global airlines," said WS President and CEO Gregg Saretsky. "His operating skills and effectiveness working with teams will continue the success that WestJet Encore has already had in just less than four years of operations."
"I have spent my career in aviation because it combines my love of aircraft, travel and people. Coming on board an airline like WestJet Encore with its huge growth curve, passionate employees and caring culture is a perfect fit with my professional background," said Duncan. "I look forward to moving into the role and supporting this dynamic team in realizing even greater impact across the WestJet network."
While at United, Duncan oversaw the maintenance organization of 12,500 employees, including aircraft line and base maintenance, maintenance planning, reliability, ground service equipment, facilities and supply chain.
During his 20-year aviation career, Charles has held a number of senior positions, including Vice-President, Chicago O'Hare Hub, where he was responsible for all operational aspects of United's largest hub. He was also VP, Europe, Middle East, Africa and India for UA and President and COO, Continental Micronesia for CO.
Duncan will take on the new role effective 6JUN, pending immigration approval.