Fraport USA has appointed Sabine Trenk as CEO, effective immediately. Trenk replaces Michael Mullaney, who has led the company for the past two years.
Trenk is a 30-year veteran of the airport industry and has gained extensive experience managing commercial and airport operations throughout the world. Most recently, she served as chief operating and commercial officer for Fraport Brasil where she led the commercial department implementing the concessions program for the airports of Fortaleza and Porto Alegre following the renovation and construction of new passenger terminals. In addition, Trenk has held various executive roles at Frankfurt Airport, Germany, and airports in Greece, India, China and Peru in operations and commercial departments.
Mullaney, who navigated the company through the Covid-19 pandemic, could not be reached for comment.
Michael Reusch, Fraport USA’s chairman of the board, said: “The Board of Directors is pleased that Sabine has taken on this important leadership role, and we can draw on her vast experience and expertise to position Fraport USA for the future. We thank Mike Mullaney for his contributions during the last two years. Together with our business partners we will grow the business further and pave the road for upcoming opportunities in the market.”
Trenk said she is “delighted” with the opportunity. “I believe the U.S. market offers a huge potential to expand Fraport USA’s footprint and services further, and thereby contribute to an appealing and world-class travel experience at U.S. airports,” she said. “We will continue scanning the market for interesting opportunities and develop new ideas and concepts for the aviation sector with our highly experienced team.”
Fraport USA develops and manages award-winning retail concessions programs at major airports throughout the United States, including Baltimore/Washington, Nashville, Cleveland, New York-JFK Terminal 5, and Newark Terminal B.
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