James M. Guyette

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James M. Guyette "is President and Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce North America Inc. (RRNA). In this role, Guyette oversees all Rolls-Royce companies and business units in North America encompassing more than 7,300 people at more than 70 locations throughout the US and Canada. In 2005, total RRNA sales exceeded $3.4 billion. Guyette is an executive director on the Rolls-Royce North American Holdings board. He also serves on the boards of Rolls-Royce plc and IAE. Guyette is based in the RRNA headquarters in Chantilly, VA. He joined Rolls-Royce in 1997.

"Previously, Guyette enjoyed a long and successful career with United Airlines. In his 28 years with the carrier, Guyette held a wide range of increasingly senior positions giving him unparalleled breadth and depth into all facets of airline management. Most recently, he was Executive Vice President - Marketing and Planning, responsible for all marketing, sales, fleet and route planning and scheduling. Before this, he was Executive Vice President - Operations, accountable for all aspects of the airline's daily operations. He also served as Assistant to the Chairman of the Board. Additionally, Guyette was an integral part of the team that designed, developed and launched the Boeing 777 - for which he earned the Aviation Week & Space Technology Laurels Award.

"Guyette is a director of priceline.com, Norwalk, CT and the Private Bank and Trust Co., Chicago, IL. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum. He is also a member of the Board of Governors for the Flight Safety Foundation, the Aerospace Industries Association and the Board of Directors of The Wings Club. He is a former member of the National Research Council Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board. He also serves on the National Board of Advisors for the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, IN." [1]

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  1. James M. Guyette, Rolls-Royce, accessed April 23, 2009.