January, 2015

The Capital Region Airport Authority Announces New Appointment for Senior Vice President/COO

The Capital Region Airport Authority Announces  New Appointment for Senior Vice President/COO

In his new position, Vrabel will be responsible for directing the day to day operations and maintenance at Capital Region International Airport and Mason Jewett Field.

Vrabel brings over 22 years of progressive experience in Aviation Management to his position at LAN. Most recently, he served for eight years as the Deputy Commissioner, Airport Operations, Public Safety, & Security at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Prior to that, he held positions at the Dayton International Airport and AirTran Airways.

“I am honored and excited about this opportunity to work with the Capital Region Airport Authority Board, President, and staff at LAN,” Vrabel says.  “I believe both airports and the Lansing area have great potential and I am looking forward to contributing to the community and building upon the current successes of the airports.”

“The selection committee found Jon to be a very competent airport professional who will blend well with the rest of the Lansing Director Staff team,” said Bob Selig, President-CEO of the Capital Region Airport Authority.  “We look forward to his leadership in the future.”

Vrabel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and is a Certified Member (C.M.) with the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).

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