Celebrity President and CEO Daniel Hanrahan Resigns
By Theresa Norton Masek
July 11, 2012 1:08 PM
Daniel Hanrahan, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, is leaving the premium line at the end of July to become president and CEO of Minneapolis-based Regis Corp., a beauty salon company, effective Aug. 6. Hanrahan also will become a member of the Regis board of directors. He has spent 13 years with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. There was no immediate word on a replacement.
“While leaving Celebrity isn’t easy for me, I am very proud of what we have been able to accomplish the last seven years,” said Hanrahan. “The delivery of Celebrity Solstice in 2008 changed what was a great brand into the finest premium cruise line in the industry. In four years, we took delivery of five new ships, ‘Solsticized’ the Millennium class, repositioned the brand around ‘Modern Luxury,’ achieved record high guest ratings and won numerous awards as the best sales organization. Not to mention, we saw our profitability improve dramatically. To say I’m leaving Celebrity in good hands is an understatement. From our teams here in Miami and Wichita, to our crew members on Celebrity ships around the world, this is the finest group of professionals I have ever worked with. I know the Celebrity momentum will continue.”
Richard D. Fain, chairman and CEO of RCCL, said the company has been “very fortunate” to have worked with Hanrahan. “Dan has made countless contributions to the company, such as leading the creation of the award-winning ‘Get Out There’ campaign for Royal Caribbean International, to transforming the Celebrity brand with the stunning Solstice class fleet. I wish him nothing but the best as he moves on to the next phase of what I’m certain will continue to be a very successful career.”
Regis Corp. owns, franchises or holds ownership interest in approximately 12,700 worldwide locations, including concepts such as Supercuts, Sassoon Salon, Regis Salons, MasterCuts, SmartStyle and Hair Club for Men and Women.