Amadeus has announced the appointment of airport technology heavyweight John Jarrell to lead its Airport IT business.
Jarrell, who was most recently the general manager of EMS Aviation at EMS Technologies, joins with a clear brief to grow Amadeus’ Airport IT proposition aggressively.
He will hold end-to-end responsibility across the business unit and report to Amadeus’ vice president of new businesses, Francisco Pérez-Lozao.
Having started his career with Texas Instruments, Jarrell has held a number of high profile roles across the airport technology sector over many years, including sales director for Airport Systems at EDS, senior vice president responsible for airport services at SITA where he spent ten years, and general manager of air traffic systems at Sensis Corporation.
Pérez-Lozao said: “It is a genuine coup to secure the services of someone with the leadership skills of John Jarrell.
“He is an incredibly well-respected and senior figure in the world of airport technology and will bring not only unrivalled expertise, knowledge and contacts to the role, but moreover a genuine hunger to help Amadeus expand and shape its fledgling Airport IT business.
“John’s appointment is also testimony to our long-term commitment to develop this space in particular and will help us to deliver against our key strategic objective of building our new businesses arm as a company, in order to lay the foundations of our future growth.”