Hawaiian Airlines announced the appointment of Tom Zheng as vice president of technical operations, business planning, and services. In his new role, Zheng will lead a growing portfolio of technical operations initiatives, including expanded aircraft maintenance, dedicated freighter service for Amazon, and a new fleet of Boeing 787-9s.
“Tom has offered invaluable leadership to advance significant initiatives within our growing technical operations team,” said Jim Landers, senior vice president for technical operations at Hawaiian Airlines. “His trusted voice and guidance will continue to make us a better, stronger airline as we diversify and grow our business.”
Zheng joined Hawaiian in 2009 as a senior project manager before becoming a director of strategic initiatives. He previously served as managing director of business planning and initiatives in technical operations. Prior to Hawaiian, Zheng was a management consultant for Deloitte, and also worked for American Savings Bank and AT&T where he was a distinguished member of the technical staff and principal engineer.
He holds a Master of Business Administration degree with honors from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Science degree from the New York University Tandon School of Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.