Garvarnie Holding LLC, Parent Company of Hawai’i Island Air Appoints Michael Rodyniuk Executive Vice Chairman
HONOLULU, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Charles Willis IV, Chairman of Gavarnie Holding LLC (Gavarnie), the parent company of Hawai’i Island Air, doing business as Island Air – one of Hawai’i's most respected regional carriers – announced today the appointment of Michael Rodyniuk to Garvarnie’s Board of Directors. Mr. Rodyniuk will assume the position of Executive Vice Chairman of Gavarnie.
“Michael has been active in a consultative role, restructuring the airline since the beginning of July, and has made great strides leading the Island Air team toward developing and implementing a new business model,” said Willis. “His industry experience coupled with recent oversight of five regional airlines – including those operating the ATR 42 and ATR72 – is enhancing the introduction of the same aircraft into the Island Air fleet.”
“Working with Chairman Willis, I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to the success of Garvarnie, and Island Air,” said Rodyniuk. “Together with our team of professionals, we will provide our Island Air guests with consistent, reliable, fun and friendly air transportation service within the Hawaiian Islands. At the same time, we are working hard to ensure that our Island Air team has the necessary tools and training to be successful.”
Rodyniuk is a veteran airline executive, having served in executive positions at Swissair’s SR Technics, Air Canada’s Zip Air, WestJet and Winnipeg Airports Authority. He has also held management positions at United Airlines and American Airlines, and most recently, was Chief Operating Officer of Exchange Income Corporation’s aviation segment.
Gavarnie Holding LLC is privately held and controlled by Charles Willis IV.
Island Air is Hawai’i's leading regional carrier, serving airports on all major Hawaiian Islands. Founded in 1980 to provide air service between Princeville and Honolulu, the airline now offers 331 weekly flights between the islands of O’ahu (Honolulu International Airport), Maui (Kahului Airport and West Maui’s Kapalua Airport), Molokai (Ho’olehua Airport), Lana’i (Lana’i City Airport), Kaua’I (Lihue Airport) and the Island of Hawai’i (Kona International Airport). Island Air is committed to its island communities as well as providing warm and personalized service for its customers and those of its code-share partners Continental Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and United Airlines. For reservations, flight information and free membership in Island Air’s Cloud 9 Customer Rewards Program, visit www.IslandAir.com.
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