Delta Air Lines has named Rob
Maruster as the new Vice President - Atlanta Worldport, replacing Lem
Wimbish who recently announced his retirement effective Oct. 1, 2004.
Maruster will oversee all aspects of Delta’s operation at Atlanta’s
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world’s largest
single-airline hub, including its transition through the largest
single-day network transformation in Delta’s history.“Rob is not only a strategic thinker with solid operational experience, he
also has a true passion for customer service that will ensure Delta
continues to offer friendly, efficient service at our largest hub,” said
Rich Cordell, senior vice president, Airport Customer Service. “Industry
relationships are particularly important in Delta’s home town. Rob will
work closely with Lem during the transition to maintain close partnerships
with key organizations, including the TSA, airport authority, city vendors
and construction contractors.”
Maruster began his Delta career as an airport customer service agent in
1993. Since that time, he has held positions of increasing responsibility
including his most recent leadership as Director - ACS Strategy, Planning
and Performance. In this role, Maruster led several strategic projects
including planning and implementation of Delta’s airport transformation in
81 domestic stations. He has also played an instrumental role in the
development and execution of processes that provide a foundation for
Delta’s Atlanta hub restructuring, which takes effect January 31, 2005.
Maruster’s promotion aligns with Delta’s focus on promoting from within.
A graduate of Auburn University where he earned a BA in Political Science,
Maruster also holds an MBA from Emory University.
A Delta veteran, Wimbish has led Delta’s operations at the Atlanta
Worldport since 1999. His career with Delta began in 1972 in Airport
Customer Service from which he moved to positions of increasing
responsibility, including Station Manager positions in Washington D.C. and
Richmond, VA, as well as Regional Director positions at Delta’s
“Lem has built a record of proven accomplishments during his career with
Delta, applying his many skills to meeting stringent operational goals and
cost objectives while staying closely involved in the community,” said