Manchester Airports Group (MAG), the operator of four UK-based airports, has appointed Rosemarie Andolino as the CEO and president of its newly created North American business, MAG US.
Andolino will oversee the development of MAG’s new business and will work with airports to develop and operate terminal and retail solutions, passenger lounges and car parking facilities.
Andolino joins MAG following more than 12 years in international airport management. This includes acting as the commissioner for the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) where she oversaw the management and function of one of the world’s busiest airport systems. The Chicago system includes O’Hare and Midway international airports, which, on an annual basis, collectively handle over one million flights, 87 million passengers, 1.5 million tons of cargo, and have an operating budget of US$1bn.
Most recently, Andolino worked for Jacobs Engineering where she was vice president of aviation. She will commence work with MAG US on June 1, 2015, and will manage a team based in a new office, set to open in New York City, USA, later this year.
Charlie Cornish, group chief executive of MAG, said, “I am delighted to welcome Rosemarie to the business and am confident that she will be the driving force in building a successful airport services business for MAG in North America.
“The combination of Rosemarie’s experience of major US aviation projects and MAG’s existing expertise drawn from its running of four UK airports, makes me confident that we will have a unique offering for the North American market.”
Andolino, said, “I am delighted to be appointed CEO and president of MAG US. MAG has impeccable credentials for the ownership and operation of airports in key markets.
“The airport industry in North America is going through a period of transition and MAG is well placed to play a significant role in supporting airports develop new and improved facilities for passengers and airlines. I very much look forward to building on the success that MAG has enjoyed to date.”