In a management move aimed at propelling its growth trajectory, Global Crossing Airlines Group, Inc. known as GlobalX, has announced significant changes in its leadership structure.
Effective immediately, Chris Jamroz assumes the role of Executive Chairman, while Ryan Goepel steps into the position of President, retaining his role as Chief Financial Officer.
These changes come as Edward J. Wegel, the former Chief Executive Officer, resigns from his duties, paving the way for a new phase in GlobalX’s journey.
Reflecting on his tenure, Edward J. Wegel, outgoing CEO, expressed gratitude for the opportunity to contribute to GlobalX’s growth over the past four years.
“It has been a great privilege for me to have helped build GlobalX… I look forward to working with the Board in the future to continue to provide strategic advice and industry knowledge,” remarked Mr. Wegel.
His sentiments were echoed by the incoming CEO Chris Jamroz, who acknowledged Wegel’s instrumental role in the airline’s success, citing his talent, dedication, and perseverance as pivotal factors in GlobalX’s rapid growth.
Introducing the New Leadership
Chris Jamroz, a seasoned executive with a wealth of experience in logistics and aviation, assumes the position of Executive Chairman.
Jamroz’s track record includes successful ventures in the logistics sector, with significant achievements in steering companies towards growth and profitability.
His vision for GlobalX encompasses leveraging its operational strengths and expanding its market presence, particularly in the ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) passenger and cargo charter business.
Ryan Goepel, GlobalX’s inaugural employee and former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, steps into the role of President.
With a solid foundation built over four years of dedicated service, Goepel brings a blend of financial acumen and operational expertise to his new position.
His promotion underscores GlobalX’s commitment to nurturing talent from within its ranks and fostering leadership continuity.
The Focus on ACMI Business
As part of its strategic realignment, GlobalX has announced a renewed focus on its ACMI passenger and cargo charter business.
Building on the momentum gained in 2023, the company aims to capitalize on the growing demand for charter services and enhance its profitability in this segment.
Chris Jamroz emphasized the company’s impressive performance in 2023, citing a significant increase in block hours operated compared to the previous year.
“In 2023 GlobalX operated 18,071 block hours, a 109% percent increase over 2022. The first month of 2024 has also started strong with greater than 1,737 hours operated, a 134% percent increase over January 2023,” Jamroz said.
“Given this rapid growth and clear need for additional aircraft capacity to meet the sales demand, we are re-directing our company resources to be devoted to the passenger charter business and its needs.”
With January 2024 already showing promising results, GlobalX is poised to capitalize on the market opportunities and further expand its operations.
About Global Crossing Airlines
GlobalX is a US 121 domestic flag and supplemental airline flying the Airbus A320 family aircraft.
GlobalX flies as a passenger ACMI and charter airline serving the US, Caribbean, European, and Latin American markets. GlobalX is also now operating ACMI cargo service flying the A321 freighter.
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