Fraport USA this week announced the appointments of three industry executives for expanded leadership roles as John Bennett was named chief construction officer, Bill Casey becomes chief operating officer, and Kent Vanden Oever joins as executive vice president of strategy and analytics.
Bennett brings more than 30 years of experience in building and infrastructure design/construction to his new role overseeing all construction activity for Fraport USA programs. Bennett has contributed to capital improvements at 13 airports in four countries with expertise in planning, scheduling, organizational development, management, claims, constructability/design reviews, and delivery.
Before joining Fraport USA as COO, Casey served as CEO and founder of Phase 2 Hospitality, where he guided brands and ACDBE businesses with their development plans. Previously as COO for Areas USA, he oversaw operations in 13 airports and nine travel plazas in North America and worked in management roles at Paradies Lagardère and HMSHost.
Prior to coming onboard at Fraport USA, Vanden Oever worked as an independent consultant and assisted airports with commercial improvements and new planning and leasing strategies in the post-pandemic environment. He also served at vice president of business development for HMSHost.
“We are committed to delivering excellent results and solutions for our customers in a highly complex and dynamic airport retail environment,” said Michael Mullaney, Fraport USA CEO. “These leaders bring substantive expertise across multiple areas, from operations and construction to strategy and analytics, that will positively impact our programs and performance. We are thrilled to welcome this trio of highly skilled professionals to our executive team.”