Honolulu – February 02, 2012 - Hawaiian Airlines today announced the promotion of Russell Ryan to the new position of managing director – treasury.
Ryan had held the title of senior director – fleet acquisition for Hawaiian since June 2008. This new position carries greater responsibility, as Ryan will also be managing Hawaiian’s treasury operations, capital markets and financial risk management, while continuing to play an important role in fleet planning and transaction activities.
“Russell has been a key player in executing the fleet plan that is now allowing us to grow our business,” said Scott Topping, Hawaiian’s executive vice president and CFO. “In this new position, we are utilizing his skill set to further strengthen our capabilities in Finance as we continue adding new services for our customers.”
Ryan has more than 20 years of aviation experience with a diverse professional background that has included responsibilities for aircraft leasing, purchasing and selling, fleet management, business and strategic planning, financial analysis and modeling, and marketing and sales as an airline employee and consultant. Before joining Hawaiian, he served as director of fleet planning for Aloha Airlines from February 2006 through May 2008. He also developed and owned a successful online business offering value-added aviation data services for 10 years before selling it in 2005, and developed a consulting practice within an aircraft leasing company, which ultimately brought him to Hawaii in 2005.
Ryan graduated with first class honors earning a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and electronics with subsidiary in mathematics from the University of Reading in England. He went on to earn a Masters in Business Administration degree from London Business School in 1991.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past seven years (2004-2010) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. In addition, consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the top domestic airline offering flights to Hawaii. Hawaiian was also the nation’s highest-ranked carrier for service quality and performance in the prestigious Airline Quality Rating (AQR) study for 2008 and 2009.
Now in its 83rd year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is the largest provider of passenger air service to Hawaii from the state’s primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities (10) than any other airline, as well as service to Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 150 daily jet flights between the Hawaiian Islands.
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