JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:JBLU) today announces the appointment of Glenn Hipp to the position of Vice President – Supply Chain and Fuel.
NEW YORK — Mr. Hipp will be responsible for company-wide sourcing efforts, corporate purchasing, as well as JetBlue’s fuel procurement strategy. He will report to John Harvey, JetBlue’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
„We are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Glenn Hipp as our new Vice President – Supply Chain and Fuel,“ said Mr. Harvey. „Glenn’s 20-plus years of procurement, finance and operations leadership further strengthens JetBlue’s low-cost advantage. He will be a tremendous asset to JetBlue as we continue to exercise cost discipline throughout the organization.“
Mr. Hipp joins JetBlue from Southwest Airlines in Dallas, where since 1993 he has held various positions of increasing responsibility in the Fuel Department, most recently as Director of Fuel Purchasing and Inventory Management. Prior to Southwest, Mr. Hipp was the Vice President of Equipment for Triton Fuel Group in Dallas, responsible for the construction, procurement, management, and maintenance of a fleet of aviation refuelers.
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