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Jul 27, 2004
Frontier Airlines Hires Robert Rapp, Jr. as Chief Information Officer
DENVER (July 27, 2004) - Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: FRNT) today announced that it has hired Robert Rapp, Jr. as its vice president and chief information officer (CIO), effective July 26, 2004. In his new role, he will oversee Frontier's information technology infrastructure including all telecommunications, data center operations, technical security and applications development, as well as overall architectural and integration technology planning. Rapp will report to Frontier's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Paul Tate.
Rapp brings nearly 30 years of information technology experience to Frontier, as well as several years of airline experience having served as vice president, systems for Southwest Airlines. Most recently Rapp served as a principal with technology consulting firm Knowledge Reservoir, LLP, specializing in knowledge management. In addition he concurrently served as chief security officer with Rent-A-Center, Inc. Prior to his entrepreneurial and consulting ventures, Rapp served as chief technology officer (CTO) for UpstreamInfo, an independent venture founded by EDS, Raytheon, the Information Store and Chevron Texaco, which focused on leveraging web-based and infrastructure technologies for the upstream energy businesses of those companies. Rapp's professional career has been hallmarked by peer recognition and accolades including nominations for Computerworld's "100 Best Places to Work in IS" as well as winning CIO Magazine's "CIO Award for Customer Service" for three straight years.
"Robert brings a considerable level of experience and knowledge to a position that is critical to Frontier as we continue to grow and, in particular, as we improve upon our technology infrastructure," said Tate. "In addition, Robert's track record of managing information technology with high growth companies, and the depth of his talent particularly in the airline industry, are key additions to the executive team at Frontier. His leadership and his proven ability to build a strong technology organization will help strengthen Frontier as we continue to invest in mission critical technologies that will support our primary customer service that we constantly strive for."