CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
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NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7456
|FOR RELEASE: June 21, 2010
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Luis E. Perez Named Director of Marketing and Development for Bradley International Airport
State Department of Transportation Commissioner Joseph F. Marie today announced that Luis E. Perez, a 20-year veteran of aviation management, development and marketing – in both domestic and international sectors - has been named Transportation Director of Marketing and Development at Bradley International Airport.
Perez, who holds a bachelor’s degree in Professional Aeronautics and an MBA in Aviation from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, has served in aviation industry leadership roles in both private and public sectors. Since 1994, he has held positions as Director of Airport Marketing and Air Service Development and Deputy Director of Aviation for the Houston Airport System. Internationally, Perez has been associated with Vancouver Airport Services, ADC-HAS Management Ecuador as Airport Director and General Manager of Infrastructure and Operations and most recently oversaw the construction of the new green field international airport project sponsored by the U.S. and Canadian Governments in Ecuador.
"Luis has an extensive and impressive background in the aviation industry and we are very excited to be bringing a professional of his caliber and global experience to Bradley. Not only is he well versed in all aspects of the private and public aviation industry, but the skill-sets he brings to the table, particularly in terms of route development and marketing, stand to bolster Bradley's ability to bring the best services and flights to our already outstanding international airport." Said Commissioner Marie.
Bradley International Airport is the second largest in New England and serves an extensive geographical area. According to the most recent economic impact analysis, Bradley contributes $4 billion in economic activity to the state of Connecticut and the surrounding region, representing $1.2 billion in wages and 18,000 full-time jobs.
"Virtually my entire career has been devoted to improving services, routes and experiences for air travelers. I am thankful for this opportunity and I am looking forward to being part of the team that continues to raise the bar for its customers at Bradley." Perez said. "Bradley is a driving force in the state's and region's economy, and I will work diligently to make it even better."
Currently residing in Houston Texas, Perez is scheduled to begin work at Bradley on July, 12. He is fully Bilingual in Spanish and conversational in Portuguese.