Charles Hanner Named Head of Flight Operations at Gannett
McLEAN, VA – Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) announced today that Charles E. Hanner has been named head of the company’s Flight Department. Hanner succeeds Gary A. Sanders who is retiring after a 33-year career with Gannett.
As chief pilot, Hanner will be responsible for all aspects of Gannett’s flight operations, supervising all pilots, maintenance staff and hangar operations. Hanner began his career with Gannett in 1972 as a pilot. In 1994, he was named chief pilot of Gannett.
Craig Dubow, Gannett’s president and chief executive officer, said: “We are delighted to have a person with Chuck Hanner’s experience in aviation assume this important role. We are confident Chuck will continue the successful safety record and other programs initiated by Gary.”
Sanders joined Gannett in 1972 in the aircraft maintenance department. In 1986, he was promoted to manager of maintenance, and in 1998 he was named director of flight operations, a role he has held since that time. Under Sanders’s direction, Gannett’s Flight Department was a leader in qualifying for ISO and ISBAO certification.
Dubow said “Gannett is deeply grateful to Gary for his long service to Gannett and the wonderful spirit of customer service and safety he established at Gannett Flight.”
Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 91 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns more than 1,000 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom’s second largest regional newspaper company. Newsquest publishes more than 300 titles, including 17 daily newspapers, and a network of prize-winning Web sites. Gannett also operates 21 television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by its TV stations and newspapers including USATODAY.com, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.
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