Arrivals & departures: Port and terminal management movements

Arrivals & departures: Port and terminal management movements
Roel Huinink is the new CEO of JFKIAT, Termnal 4 as of Augist 1, 2018.

Top JFK Airport Management come and go as aviation careers offer new challenges throughout the world. There a few people who are arriving and departing JFK Airport recently. Everett, who joined the Port Authority as the new Deputy Director, Aviation Department last August, is serving as JFK’s Interim General Manager. Everett had been the Executive Director at Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority before joining the Port Authority of NYNJ as Deputy Aviation Director. Terminal One management offered best wishes saying, “ We look forward to further overall JFK improvements under Charles’s leadership.”

Michael Moran has taken a new position as General Manager, Aviation Planning and Environmental Services for the Port Authority. As previous General Manager of JFK Airport Ajay Dhawan, friend, KLM Station Manager, and President of TFAC , had this to say on behalf of TFAC and Kaamco, “Michael Moran (or Mike as he is known to his airline colleagues) provided stellar leadership for the Port Authority’ JFK airport for nearly 4 years. As two times former President of KAAMCO and current President of TFAC (Terminal Four Airlines Consortium) I can speak for the 90+ airlines operating at JFK when I say that Mike has committed himself to serving the needs of JFK’s passengers, Cargo & Mail and he was always willing to actively contributed value to all of JFK’s organizations that he participated, whether it be KAAMCO, JFK Chamber of Commerce, Queens Chamber of Commerce, JFK Catholic Guild, the JFK Jewish Synagogue Chapel and so on. It is very easy to say that Mike was a real partner and will be extremely missed by the JFK airline community. Aside from his contributions to the many JFK airport organizations, Mike provides excellent leadership to his Port Authority operational, maintenance and business staff. We wish him well and the very best with his new responsibilities in the Aviation Department’s headquarters.” Terminal One Executive director of Operations Steve Rowland said “We will truly miss Mike’s leadership, his partnership management approach, and his community participation both inside and outside of JFK.”

Mike Moran, GM JFK Airport, wishes April Gasparri, Manager Operations, well in her new position at the Pittsburgh Airport.
Photo by Jeff Yapalater

Gert-Jan de Graaff has taken the role of CEO at Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) in Australia where he had held a previous position. As CEO and President of JFKIAT Terminal for the past fur years he had developed strong relationships. Frank DiMola, Executive Director of TFAC had kind words to say “ 4 Years ago, this month, Gert-Jan de Graaff assumed the role as President of JFKIAT and I have had the absolute pleasure to work closely with him not only as the Station Manager for KLM, but also in my capacity as President of TFAC. In his short few 4 years at JFKIAT, Gert-Jan has taken a world class Schiphol terminal into a newer terminal. Gert-Jan has always endeavored to improve the terminal operations for its airline passengers that we all serve. On behalf of the TFAC airlines, we (I) will truly miss him and wish him well as he returns to Brisbane Airport”. According to de Graaff, innovation is what he loves to do as his new project down under will be to build an entirely new runway for Brisbane.

Welcome Roel Huinink who will assume the role as CEO & President of JFKIAT as Terminal 4. As de Graaff moves to the Southern Hemisphere. According to de Graaff, he expects Huinink will fit in very well at JFK having had engineering, operational, retail and commercial services experience in a large airport as the former Managing Director of Arlanda Schiphol Development Company. As de Graaff has guided Terminal 4 into a retail success by meeting customer demands and needs, so it appears that Huinink will seek to continue on this direction as having said about his Schiphol tenure, “ “Over the past few years, we have lifted Stockholm Arlanda as a shopping destination to meet the changing passengers’ demands”. Welcome Roel Huinink to the JFK Airport community.

Mike Moran takes a new position at the Port Authority.
Photo by Jeff Yapalater

April Gasparri, recently the Operations manager at JFK Airport, has taken on a new position at large Midwest airport as Senior VP. As an Air Force Major Gasparri is well suited for aviation career serving at LaGuardia and JFK in different capacities. Kaamco friends, in accord, complimented her by saying “ April is that very unique individual that once in a while comes our way and our fortunate opportunity to know and work with. Our JFK airlines have come to trust in April’s judgement and expertise with managing the aeronautical operations at JFK. She was very instrumental with me organizing the long awaited NTSB workshop at JFK which was well attended by more than 45 airlines, PA Operations colleagues, NYC City OEM, PA OEM, all government agencies at JFK. On behalf of KAAMCO, we wish April the very best of success with her new responsibilities at Pittsburgh Airport. On behalf of KAAMCO, we wish April the very best of success with her new responsibilities at Pittsburgh Airport.” From management at JFK Terminal One, “April was a true asset to the overall operation of JFK and we wish her the best of luck in Pittsburgh”. Teresa Rizzuto, Manager Aeronautical Services expressed good wishes on behalf of the Airport Operations tem, “During her few short years at JFK April was totally immersed in the operation, knew everyone in the airport community and understood every nuance of the airport.

Her enthusiasm, energy and work ethic is second to none. She will be missed”.

GerJan De Graaff, has accepted a new position in Brisbane Airport in Australia.
Photo by Jeff Yapalater

Steve Brocchini is the new Acting Operations Manager at JFK Airport and Aeronautical Services Manager at JFK. Steve is a 22 year veteran of variety of Managerial posts at JFK. He is passionate about his work and says “ I am all in” for the new position. Steve is known around the airport, participates in regular Kaamco meetings and understands the workings of this airport community. Good luck to Steve.

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