CommutAir has appointed Robert L. Rinne as Managing Director of Materials and Sourcing to be based in Albany, New York, the company said.
Rob will oversee CommutAir´s supply chain management organization- including purchasing, rotable repairs, inventory control and planning, component reliability, and vendor contracts. “Rob´s vast experience at high-growth companies and his experience with developing organizations and implementing processes and systems will be invaluable to CommutAir as we grow and add bases and facilities,” said Lon Ziegler, CommutAir´s Vice President of Maintenance.
Rob comes to CommutAir after seven years at Allegiant Air where he was Director of Technical Procurement and Contracts, responsible for Maintenance, Flight Ops, In-Flight, and IT procurement. Rob holds a Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and is a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M). “I joined CommutAir because I saw an exciting opportunity to build a first-class materials organization at a fast-growing airline,” said Rinne.
Founded in 1989, CommutAir operates as United Express and is majority-owned by Champlain Enterprises, Inc. and 40% owned by United Airlines, Inc. CommutAir operates 900+ weekly flights to 30+ destinations, using Bombardier Dash-8 Q200 and Embraer ERJ145 aircraft, from bases in Newark, NJ, and Washington-Dulles. CommutAir´s 800+ employees are well-known in the industry for fostering a family culture and a friendly work environment.