Bev Goulet, the American Airlines executive vice president who oversaw the integration of the carrier with US Airways, will retire in June, the company announced Wednesday.
Goulet, 62, joined the Fort Worth-based carrier in 1993 as an associate general counsel for corporate finance. During her 24 years at the airline, she led the spinoff of the Sabre Group in 2000 and worked on the acquisition of Trans World Airlines in 2001.
When American filed for bankruptcy protection in 2011, Goulet oversaw the restructuring of the airline and negotiated its merger with US Airways. Following the 2013 merger, Goulet led the integration of the two airlines into the largest airline in the world.
“In addition to her important work heading corporate development and treasury, Bev was chief restructuring officer for the industry’s most successful restructuring and chief integration officer for the most seamless integration of two airlines in commercial aviation history,” said American’s chief executive Doug Parker in a statement. “All of us who have worked with Bev are better people for having done so and our airline is now well-positioned for the future largely due to her commitment.”
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With Goulet’s retirement, American said Kenji Hashimoto, the company’s executive overseeing regional flight services, will assume Goulet’s corporate strategy responsibilities.