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Seaborne announces changes in leadership


PRESS RELEASE – Sea Star Holdings Incorporated, parent company of Seaborne Airlines, has announced the appointment of Ben Munson as its Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Mr Munson has worked in various commercial planning divisions for over 10 years.

In addition to senior leadership experience at a major airline in capacity planning, Ben’s experience is complemented with direct commercial support at numerous airlines and airports.

He has been a consultant for the Seaborne team for the last two years in the commercial area of the airline.

To ensure a successful transition and stronger airline going forward, Mr Munson announced the following changes and alignment of the leadership team:

Captain Jesus Medina – Chief Operating Officer, will be leading all operations to include flight operations, system control, maintenance, and airports.

Captain Medina joined Seaborne on January 2016 as Vice-President of Flight Operations.

Medina has over 18 years of airline experience as pilot and as Director of System Operations Control.

Hector (Tato) Montanez – Commercial Vice-President, will be responsible for marketing, sales, network planning, revenue management, and reservations.

Prior to his appointment, Mr Montanez was Director of Business Development and Marketing at Seaborne, a role he assumed when he joined the company on June 2014.

Montanez brings more than 27 years of experience throughout the airline industry.

Olvin Valentin – Vice-President of People and General Counsel, will lead all administrative, Information

Technology and Human Resources aspects of the airline, as well all legal duties.

Before joining the Seaborne team in 2015 as General Counsel, Valentin founded the non-profit institute LLC to help non-profit Puerto Rican businesses with varied services.

Jahallah Yearwood – Controller, a 20-year Seaborne veteran, will continue oversee all accounting and financial analysis.

Jahallah began his career with Seaborne at an entry level, and has grown and advanced through the ranks.

He has been in the position of Controller since 2006.

Susana Castro – Director of Safety and Regulatory Compliance, remains in a role she has been performing for the last two years.

Prior to her Safety role, Ms Castro was General Manager of the SJU Hub airline operation, and had 14 years of airline industry experience prior to joining the Seaborne team.

“I have a tremendous amount of confidence in all of them, in their capability and competence in leading their divisions and positioning the company and employees for success,” added Ben Munson.

With this new leadership in place, Seaborne will continue its dedicated service to the Caribbean destinations it serves, and is committed to improving and growing relationships throughout the region.

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