Turner says he will retire early next year. Spirit says Turner will stay on as President and CEO until the Board of Directors hires someone else for the position.
"I decided to inform the Board of Directors of my intention to retire in early 2013 to ensure adequate time to find a suitable replacement, and allow for an effective handover of duties," said Jeff Turner in a press release, adding "I am proud of the great Company we have formed, the growth we have achieved since 2005 and the solid opportunities for the future. I am now looking forward to the next phase in my life, and handing over the reins to a new CEO to take Spirit forward."
Turner has served as President and CEO since the company started in Wichita in 2005.