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Gander Airport President to Retire

New CEO Appointed

(May 30, 2014) The Gander International Airport Authority (GIAA) has announced that long-serving President and CEO Gary Vey will retire effective July 1, 2014.

Mr. Vey has been the airport’s President and CEO for 17 years and played an integral role in navigating the transfer of operational and managerial control of the airport from Transport Canada in 2001.

“Gary has an enviable track record through pivotal times,” Mr. Moffitt said. “The airport has made a profit each of the last nine years and it is largely due to Gary’s efforts. He leaves behind a legacy to be proud of. We thank him for his hard work and commitment and wish him the best.”

Mr. Vey said he has thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to serve the region as the airport’s chief executive.

“I can leave knowing I was deeply committed to the task at hand and gave my best for the greater good of the airport,” he said. “The airport’s success over the last number of years is due to the efforts of many. It is a result of our hard-working staff, board of directors, management group, tenants and community partners. Collectively, we have worked to construct a sturdy platform for the airport’s long term sustainability. It has been a real privilege to manage Gander International Airport on behalf of the region.”

The GIAA also announced that Reg Wright will succeed Mr. Vey as President and CEO.

“Since joining the GIAA in 2004, Mr. Wright has a strong record of achievement and played a key role in our airport’s growth and development,” Mr. Moffitt said. “He has the senior management experience and savvy to lead us into the years ahead and ensure the Gander International Airport remains a vibrant economic engine for Central Newfoundland.”

The Gander International Airport Authority is the not-for-profit organization created in 1996 to manage operations at Gander International Airport (CYQX). The airport plays a key role in the economic and community development of the Central Newfoundland region.


For further information, contact:

Gander International Airport Authority

Phone: (709) 256-6668


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