Thursday, September 19, 2013

Hon Becomes Senior Director at HAL

Holland America Line Promotes Robert Hon to Senior Director, Financial Systems and Cash Management

Seattle, Wash., Sept. 19, 2013 — Holland America Line has promoted Robert Hon to the position of senior director, financial systems and cash management. Hon will report to Larry Calkins, senior vice president, finance and information, technology and chief financial officer for Holland America Line.

In this capacity, Hon will work to enhance identification, prioritization, design and execution of financial process improvement initiatives. He also will drive best-practice adoption and lead the company’s transition to procure-to-pay and bill-to-cash processes.

“Rob earned this well-deserved promotion, and we’re looking forward to utilizing his knowledge and expertise in a wider capacity,” said Calkins. “Rob’s understanding of our accounting and reservations processes are valuable in assisting our businesses meet their goals.”

Prior to his promotion, Hon was director of planning and administration in Holland America Line’s guest programs department. In this position, which he held for seven years, he led the reorganization of the group and account services department and directed the implementation and development of the line’s Care Team. Hon began his career at Holland America Line in 1990 in the finance department where he held many positions, including controller of budgets and controller of cruise accounting.

Hon holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Eastern Oregon State College and a Master of Science in Finance from Seattle University.

Source: Holland America Line