In his new role, he will take on direct oversight of the airline's Human Resources, Legal and Strategic Procurement departments while retaining his responsibility for the Information Technology, Facilities and Strategy & Transformation teams.
"In the 18 months since he joined us, Ron has driven many key initiatives at Hawaiian Airlines including significant IT improvements and the renovation of our corporate headquarters," said Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian Airlines president and chief executive officer. "We are keen to make use of his managerial talent over a wider footprint within our company."
Prior to joining Hawaiian Airlines, Anderson-Lehman served as senior vice president and chief information officer at Continental Airlines, a position he held from 2006 until the airline's merger with United Airlines in 2010. During that time, he was responsible for the development, deployment and operation of strategic systems to meet the computing and decision support needs of the various business units of Continental.
Anderson-Lehman began his career in aviation in 1986 as a computer programmer for United Airlines. From there, he moved into roles of increasing responsibility with Covia and Galileo International before joining Continental in 2000 as managing director of technology and being named vice president and CIO in 2004.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from Iowa State University. Anderson-Lehman was recognized with the Top 10 Leaders & Innovators Award at the 2008 Global CIO Executive Summit.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 10 years (2004-2013) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai'i.
Now in its 85th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai'i's biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai'i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, and Tahiti. New non-stop service will begin between Honolulu and Beijing, China in April 2014, subject to government approval. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands.
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