HONOLULU – July 11, 2014 – Hawaiian Airlines has promoted Tim Strauss to vice president - cargo. In his new position, Strauss will continue to oversee Hawaiian Airlines’ growing cargo business as it continues to add more Airbus A330-200 to its aircraft fleet with greater cargo-carrying capacity. He reports to Peter Ingram, Hawaiian Airlines’ executive vice president and chief commercial officer.
“Since joining our company in 2012, Tim has been a driving force behind expanding our cargo operations and revenue,” said Ingram. “This promotion recognizes his dedication to growing a very important component of our business and we look forward to his continued success.”
Under Strauss’ leadership, Hawaiian Airlines’ cargo team increased revenue by more than 34 percent in 2013.
Strauss has more than 27 years of cargo experience in both the airline and freight forwarding industries. He joined Hawaiian Airlines as managing director - cargo. Prior to joining the company, Strauss held leadership positions in global sales and operations at Northwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines and various international carriers. He began his career with Emery Worldwide in 1987 (now UPS Supply Chain Logistics) where he held roles of increasing responsibility, starting as a cargo handler and completing his tenure as vice president of transportation and logistics.
Strauss advanced his understanding of the logistics industry via studies in management at The Ohio State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Cambridge Institute.
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