Gregg Saretsky

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Gregg Saretsky (born 1959 in Châteauguay, Quebec) is the former president and CEO of WestJet, a carrier based in Calgary, Alberta. He served in that position from April 2010 to March 8, 2018, after the resignation of Sean Durfy.[1]

He grew up in a Montreal suburb to a French mother and a German father. He moved with his family to Richmond, British Columbia in 1970. He acquired a Bachelor of science in microbiology and biochemistry in 1982 and a master of business administration in 1984, both at University of British Columbia. 1985-1998 he worked with Canadian Airlines International Ltd. (formerly Pacific Western Airlines and CP Air), rising to vice president roles for Airports and Marketing. From 1998-2008 he was an executive at Seattle based Alaska Airlines Inc. In mid 2009 he joined WestJet Airlines Ltd. as vacation vice-president; in April 2010 he became CEO of the airline.

Saretsky is married and has three children. He has also two older brothers who are commercial pilots, one with Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. and the other with Air Canada.[2]

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  1. ^ "Sean Durfy announces resignation from WestJet" (Press release). CNW Group. 2010-03-15. Retrieved 2010-07-01.
  2. ^ "WestJet CEO Gregg Saretsky plots a bigger fleet" (Press release). The Globe and Mail. 2017-03-26. Retrieved 2013-12-14.
  3. ^ Fawcett, Max (2012). "Business Person of the Year 2012: Gregg Saretsky, WestJet". Alberta Venture. Retrieved 2013-03-01.

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