Dave Pfleiger announced he is taking the CEO position at Island Air. Dave Pflieger was formerly the President & CEO of Silver Airways who began his tenure with the Company on May 1st 2013.
Previously, Dave Pflieger was the CEO & Managing Director of Air Pacific (later Fiji Airways). Before joining Air Pacific, Mr. Pflieger was a Founding Officer and Senior Vice President at Virgin America from 2004 to 2010.
Dave Pflieger is passionate about sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CSR), protecting the environment, and making a difference in the lives and welfare of those in local communities served by his company. During his tenure at Virgin America, Mr. Pflieger led and oversaw the establishment of the Company’s first-ever CSR program as well as a companywide Green Teams. This work focused on everything from getting the Company’s
Headquarters LEEDs certified, to San Francisco beach clean-ups, company-wide recycling, identifying carbon offset projects, and even reducing the carbon footprint of the airline’s entire aircraft fleet through fuel burn / CO2 emissions conservation efforts. In short, Dave and his fellow Green Team teammates left no stone unturned in their efforts to ensure Virgin America, its employees, and customers did everything and anything possible to protect the environment and help reduce the airline’s CO2 footprint and their collective impact on the environment. The Virgin America Green Team was also instrumental in helping the Virgin Group come up with new ideas on how Virgin branded airlines in the UK and Australia could implement similar initiatives. During the Green Team’s quarterly meetings, Dave Pflieger and the other members developed recommendations for the Company on projects that could improve HQ energy efficiency, help the local community, and foster an employee culture focused on sustainability.
Specific accomplishments that Dave Pflieger’s Green Team helped execute included being the first airline in the United States to measure, track, report and publish all company- wide green house gas emissions, partnering with the Carbon Fund to allow and encourage passengers to purchase carbon offsets when travelling, buying HQ furniture, lighting, IT servers, and office supplies that were more energy efficient or recyclable. Dave Pflieger and his colleagues also started programs that encouraged and rewarded employees who used public transportation, telecommuting, electronic publicatio