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  • Joe Breitfeller

American Airlines Elects Vicente Reynal to Board of Directors

American Airlines has appointed Vicente Reynal to the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Reynal currently serves as President, Chairman and CEO of Ingersoll Rand, a global provider of mission-critical flow creation and industrial solutions.


American Airlines' Newest Board Member, Vicente Reynal - Courtesy American Airlines

On Tuesday (September 6, 2022), American Airlines announced the appointment of Vicente Reynal (48) to the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Reynal currently serves as President, Chairman and CEO of Ingersoll Rand, a global provider of mission-critical flow creation and industrial solutions. Since March 2020, he has served as President and CEO of the company, leading the transformational merger between Gardner Denver and the Industrial Segment of Ingersoll Rand. Vicente Reynal joined Gardner Denver in 2015 as CEO of their Industrials Segment, before being named President and CEO of the company and appointed to the Board in 2016. Prior to joining Gardner Denver, he spent 11 years at Danaher Corporation, where he served as President for various business units and held other senior executive roles. He also previously held operational and executive positions at Thermo Fisher Scientific and AlliedSignal Corp.


In Tuesday’s announcment, American Airlines’ Chairman, Doug Parker, said,


“We are very excited to welcome Vicente to American’s board of directors. Vicente has extensive experience leading global industrial businesses, and his proven ability to navigate complex operational issues and create shareholder value will be important assets to American and our board.”


Also commenting on Mr. Reynal’s appointment, American Airlines’ CEO, Robert Isom, added,


“The addition of Vicente to American’s board is fantastic news for our team, our customers and our shareholders. His leadership of diverse, multinational organizations will be very helpful to our airline as we continue to navigate the recovery from the pandemic.”


Vicente Reynal holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Masters in both Mechanical Engineering and Technology and Policy from MIT.


American Airlines’ purpose is to “Care for People on Life’s Journey.” Shares in the American Airlines Group, Inc., trade on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol AAL and the company’s stock is included in the S&P 500.



Source: American Airlines