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New head of ASA

Rogue5

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It is a pleasure today to announce the selection of Bryan LaBrecque as President and Chief Operating Officer of ASA. Bryan has been an integral part of ASA’s leadership team since 1999 and has played a vital role in ASA’s continued growth and success. As a 25-year industry veteran, Bryan is well-equipped to lead ASA as our two airlines begin an exciting new journey together.


Given the current challenges facing our industry, the role of president is a critical one, and because of that our selection process was extremely thorough. At the end of our due diligence, it became quite clear that Bryan was the most qualified candidate for this position.

His extensive experience in the business, coupled with his passion for ASA and its team members, makes this an ideal fit for ASA and SkyWest, Inc.

I’m confident in Bryan’s leadership as we work to become the most successful regional airline alliance in the nation. And given ASA’s long history of success and accomplishment, I know I can count on the continued commitment of ASA’s team members. Please join me in extending much-deserved congratulations to Bryan and supporting him in his new role.



 

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1 Year ago this guy was just the head of ground ops in ATL. Now he's the Pres. Pretty quick rise. He seems ok to me, but I think he is learning quick to to talk out of his A$$.
 

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First Willie, and now BL. Tell me Skywest is not posturing to slowly have ASA sink into oblivion....
 

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um....no. i'd say i trust him as far as i can throw him, but he's a skinny little sniveler & that would frankly be too far. not that it matters. guess we'll continue to walk in circles for some time to come. nice start skywest.
 

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What is the source?


God I hope its not true!

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73belair

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MyASA...

ASA Today
NEW! LaBrecque
selected as president & COO
Sept. 15, 2005: 2:50 p.m. EDT
SkyWest, Inc. Chairman and CEO Jerry Atkin today announced the selection of Bryan LaBrecque as president and chief operating officer of Atlantic Southeast Airlines. Of the appointment, Atkin remarked, “Bryan’s extensive experience in the business, coupled with his passion for ASA and its team members, makes this an ideal fit for ASA and for SkyWest, Inc.” LaBrecque was appointed acting president Sept. 1, and previously served as senior vice president – operations. He began his career as a flight sciences engineer with Lockheed-California.​
 

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Bryan LaBrecque strikes me as a no bull kind of guy. The times I've heard him talk he was right on the money. For one, he was tired of the customer service and wanted to improve it. He was the only guy I ever heard talking about firing rampers and gate agents when they were rude to customers, or ignored airplanes trying to park. Not that I really know the guy, but I thought he was one of the better managers on the property.

I'm certainly no expert on LaBrecque. Those of you on the board that do, or don't like him, why?
 

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spent quite a bit of time with the guy....pretty nice overall....just a little hint of used-car-salesman-sleeze......not too much though...he'll probably do a good job..who knows.....someone get me another beer
 

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~~~^~~~ said:
For one, he was tired of the customer service and wanted to improve it. He was the only guy I ever heard talking about firing rampers and gate agents when they were rude to customers, or ignored airplanes trying to park.

Well here is his opportunity to follow through with those sentiments.
 

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I personally heard him say in the ops class that "This is not a career airline. We dont want pilots to stay more than 5 years."

Nice huh?
 

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bailout said:
I personally heard him say in the ops class that "This is not a career airline. We dont want pilots to stay more than 5 years."

Nice huh?
Well, if he joined in 1999, it would seem that his five years are up. Wonder if he would like looking for a job every five years?
 

DrunkIrishman

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Looking for a job every five years like CEO/COO, sign me up! Wherever he goes, he'll command a six-figure salary. Compare that to a pilot that must go to the bottom on pay, seat, and schedule it sounds pretty sweet.

Anyhow, given the choice between BL and SB, I'll take BL anyday. He was a Marine, so let's see him lead us in battle!
 

"GO AROUND"

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Bailout

That wasn't Labrecque, that was Thibideuax who said that.
 

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New President of Skywest Airlines said something along the same lines a few years back."Ron Reber" doesn't like paying 15 yr guys for something he can pay a 5 yr guy to do either. Quote- the only way for an airline to remain profitable in a seniority situation is to continually acquire larger aircraft.
 

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socony_air said:
um....no. i'd say i trust him as far as i can throw him, but he's a skinny little sniveler & that would frankly be too far. not that it matters. guess we'll continue to walk in circles for some time to come. nice start skywest.


Quit your job!!....spin in circles somewhere else....you arent needed!!
 

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I always thought Labrecque personally was a good, solid guy from my experiences working with him. He's been running the ground operations in Atlanta for ASA for too long for me not to blame him somewhat for the disaster that it is.

Not that I don't love sitting on the ground for 20 minutes at 11pm after 2hrs in a CRJ waiting for ground crews to get back from their MENSA meeting to marshal the aircraft in.
 
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Bad Choice!!

I think they didn't have any good choices. So much for some new thinking! This is just the same old mgt that has made a very unhappy group of employees.

We need some new "leadership team" members bad.
 
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