United Airlines' Norman Reeder to Retire; Thomas Renville Will Succeed Him:
CHICAGO, June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) announced today that Norman F. (Norm) Reeder, the airline's managing director -- Hawaii
the past six years, will retire later this month after a 35-year career with the airline.
Reeder will be succeeded by Thomas J. Renville, United's current general manager of customer service in Denver.
In making the announcements, Mark Liberman, vice president-North America West Region, said, "We want to thank Norm for all the many contributions he
has made over many years to United Airlines in Hawaii and throughout our system. And at the same time we welcome Tom to his new assignment in Honolulu. He is well-qualified to lead our team forward, building on the
solid foundation Norm has put in place."
As managing director -- Hawaii, Reeder has been responsible for all of United's operations, sales and reservations in Hawaii. United operates 20
daily departures from Hawaii to the Mainland and to Japan, and the airline employs 1,800 people in Hawaii spread among Oahu, Maui, Hawaii and Kauai.
Reeder leads the Hawaii Market Team which develops strategies related to the Hawaiian market including aircraft scheduling, pricing, inventory and advertising/promotion. He also represents United on government and public policy issues in Hawaii.
Outside United, Reeder has been deeply involved in travel industry and community activities. He served as chairman of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau from 1998 to 2000.
He also has served on the boards of the Aloha United Way, St. Louis Education Foundation, Aloha Council Boy Scouts, Pacific Air Forces Civilian Advisory Council, Japan-Hawaii Economic Council, Bridge-Navy League, USS Missouri Memorial Association and the Hawaii Business Roundtable.
In his career at United, he has held numerous positions in the fields of marketing and sales, human resources and airport management in Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco in addition to Honolulu. He and his wife, Jean, have two grown sons.
Renville, Reeder's successor, comes to Honolulu with more than 28 years' experience in the airline industry. He has been responsible for United's operations at Denver International Airport since September of 1995. At Denver he supervised more than 3,500 employees providing service to more than 30,000 customers a day on 320 daily outbound flights and an equal number of inbound flights.
Renville joined United in 1995 after a career that began in 1972 with Pacific Southwest Airlines and continued with US Airways. He has managed a variety of airline departments including ramp service, air freight, passenger service and operations.
Renville holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA. He has served as a board member of the Denver Zoo. He and his wife, Denise, have two grown sons.
Happy Retirement! We will miss you.