August 5, 2013 – G2 Crew Services, the recently formed JV between Griffin and GAC, announced today the appointment of Gary Pearce as CEO with effect from 5th August. Previously Senior Vice President Global Energy Services for Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), Gary Pearce led the team responsible for CWT’s strong growth and high levels of customer satisfaction within the Offshore and Energy sector.
“Whether their origins are in crew or corporate travel, the offshore industry is served by companies limited to providing point-to-point air travel” said Gary Pearce. “G2 now changes this by offering a seamless ‘door-to-deck’ service including meet & greet, immigration services and ‘last mile’ transfers to enhance the experience of all travelers, both executives and crew while optimizing operational efficiency, duty of care and cost”, he added.
Commenting on the appointment, Simon Morse, Executive Chairman of Griffin Global Group, said: “Gary’s appointment reflects our commitment to the Energy sector. His knowledge and proven track record, combined with Griffin & GAC’s market leadership in each of our specialist areas, provides the foundation for our new crew rotation management service to be launched in September this year”.
“G2’s presence in over 1, 000 ports worldwide provides a global footprint for us to ensure safe on-time arrivals at final destination together with a menu of services tailored to enhance the welfare of those required to travel overseas to their place of work”, added Christer Sjodoff, Group Vice President, Solutions, GAC.
Griffin specialises in the marine & offshore markets where it is world market leader responsible for the safe on time arrival of 1 in 4 crew. Through G2 Crew Services Griffin has extended the scope of its service from point-to-point air travel to provide a fully integrated crew rotation management service from ‘door-to-deck’.
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Established since 1956, GAC employs over 10, 000 people in more than 300 offices worldwide.