ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, announced Bruce Jones has been named vice president of Maintenance and Engineering. Jones will be responsible for ExpressJet’s aircraft maintenance program that encompasses a fleet of more than 100 Embraer aircraft supported by 750 professionals in eight locations. He will replace Jamie Hill who is advancing to a leadership role at United Airlines.
Jones joins ExpressJet from United where he managed aircraft transfers. Prior to United, he enjoyed a 21-year career with ExpressJet that spanned every area of aircraft maintenance and engineering. He last served as senior director of Maintenance Control, Planning and Production.
“I am thrilled that Bruce has decided to rejoin the ExpressJet family,” said chairman and CEO Subodh Karnik. “He brings a wealth of experience gained during his years at ExpressJet and United that will be immensely valuable as we grow with new Embraer E175s.”
Bruce is a Texas native and is married with four children and two grandchildren. Hill moves to United after a 15-year career with ExpressJet. He began as an aircraft mechanic and steadily advanced into leadership roles of increasing responsibility. In 2016, he was named vice president. “We are very proud of Jamie’s accomplishments at ExpressJet,” said Karnik. “ExpressJet’s loss is United’s gain, and we will continue to follow his trajectory at United.”