|Oscar Munoz, CEO, United Airlines. Photo: United Airlines
[Avionics Today 09-10-2015] United Continental Holdings has appointed Oscar Munoz as president and chief executive officer. The previous CEO, Jeff Smisek, as well as two other executives have stepped down in light of a federal investigation brought by Port Authority regarding his activities in the company.
Munoz will also continue to serve on United’s board of directors. The board also appointed Henry L. Meyer III, United’s lead independent director, to serve as non-executive chairman of the board of directors. These changes are effective immediately.
Munoz formerly served in the rail industry as president and chief operating officer of CSX Corporation.