Gary was my best man. He married his bride last year, on our anniversary, so we share that special day.Carey International Inc. Selects Gary Kessler as CEO and President
WASHINGTON, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Gary L. Kessler has been
selected as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Carey
International, Inc. In January, the Carey International, Inc. Board of
Directors named Kessler President and Chief Operating Officer. "We
conducted an exhaustive search to locate the absolute best person we could
find to retain Carey's leadership in the chauffeured services industry, and it is
no surprise to us that Gary fits that description in every way," said Robert J.
Tarr, Chairman of the Board. "Gary's track record of success is well
documented, and we are confident that he is the right choice to lead a very
talented Carey organization forward."
Kessler said, "It is an honor to be selected as Chief Executive Officer.
Carey has provided me with an outstanding opportunity to lead the largest
chauffeured services brand in the world, one that continues to set the highest
standards and be a true innovator." "Gary is committed to developing Carey
into a true global franchise system that will be the top of class for the travel
industry and would rival systems found in any luxury category," said Tarr.
"Throughout his career with Carey, Gary has contributed significantly to
Carey's success. He has driven innovation and excellence in overseeing
Carey's industry-leading Meetings and Events division and has provided
executive direction for the development of Carey's new worldwide
reservations facility in Frederick, Maryland, the most advanced reservations
center in the chauffeured services industry. Gary's contributions continue
today with the recent re-engineering of the customer care and private
aviation departments, and the continuing excellence and impeccable reliability
demonstrated by Carey's road show services." Kessler joined Carey in 1999
and served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General
Counsel prior to his appointment to President and Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Kessler holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke
University and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a
member of Phi Beta Kappa and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of
About Carey International
Carey International is the world's premier provider of limousine services and
luxury ground transportation with locations in over 540 cities and 60
countries. Since 1921, the Carey brand has represented uncompromising
reliability and impeccable professionalism, safety, security and quality. Carey
provides a full range of chauffeured services, including luxury airport
limousine services as well as transportation for road shows, special events
and tours. Certified professional chauffeurs, a state-of-the-art fleet of luxury
vehicles and an industry-leading quality assurance program set the standard
for luxury limousine and executive car services. Carey also has the only
Meeting and Events division in the chauffeured transportation industry,
providing end-to-end event transportation and meeting management services
including planning, logistics, on-site coordination and centralized billing. For
more information, please visit http://www.carey.com.
It's always good to learn of a friend's success. Congratulations, Gary!