NEW YORK, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) today announces the appointment of Eash Sundaram to Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer, effective immediately. In this role, Mr. Sundaram will be responsible for the New York-based airline's information systems and technology strategies focused on enhancing the customer experience.
Mr. Sundaram will report to the airline's President and CEO, Dave Barger, and will represent Systems and Technology on the airline's Executive Leadership Team. He succeeds Joseph Eng, who left the company in 2011.
"Technology is as important to our business as jet fuel; we simply cannot succeed in our goal to become the Americas' favorite airline without the right team," said JetBlue's CEO, Dave Barger. "We are pleased to welcome Eash to JetBlue, where his experience will play a vital role in delivering unique and meaningful services to our customers, and delivering the right tools for our crewmembers."
Mr. Sundaram most recently served as Chief Information Officer at Pall Corporation, a global business in the diverse field of filtration, separations and purification. Prior to that, he held several Information Technology leadership positions in the Healthcare and Supply Chain Management industries. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Transportation Management from the State University of New York - Maritime College.
"The airline industry is one the most dynamic, complex and challenging industries where innovation in Information Technology plays a critical role in crafting the future, and I'm honored to join JetBlue and contribute to its success in this role," Mr. Sundaram said. "I look forward to helping JetBlue create even stronger relationships among customers and crewmembers through the appropriate and innovative use of technology."
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