Thu, 21 July 2016

Solomon Airlines Terminates CEO; Gus Kraus Appointed Acting CEO

The Chairman of the Board of Solomon Airlines Limited, Mr. Austin Holmes has today announced the termination of Solomon Airlines CEO, Ron Sumsum with immediate effect.

Gus Kraus, General Manager Operations and Commercial, has been appointed as acting CEO in the interim period it will take to seek and appoint a new full time CEO.

Mr Holmes advised this process will require approval by the Solomon Islands Civil Aviation, Authority (CAASI) following a thorough review of nominated persons to the substantive position involved.

The implications will have far reaching effects, Mr Holmes said. And this is being worked through by the airlines executive team with notifications and change processes already underway to ensure the airline complies with all relevant regulations and authorities within the country and with countries that we have approvals to operate to.

Ratifying the temporary appointment to the CEO role, CAASI Director, George Satu stated that Mr Kraus had for several years held approval as stand-in for the CEO role as the occasion required.

Gus is a very fit and proper person to step into the CEO role, Mr Satu said. I believe his 48 years of airline service and experience will see Solomon Airlines successfully through its next phase of transition as we await the appointment of a new CEO.

No reason has been given by the airline for Mr. Sumsum's termination as CEO.

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