Breaking News: Ont’s Ceo Highlights Airport’s Strategies For Success At Today’s Breakfast
Nearly 100 guests joined OCBC this morning for a Chairman’s Leadership Breakfast featuring Ontario International Airport (ONT) CEO Kelly Fredericks, who was interviewed by Tom Phelps, Mannatt, Phelps, and Phillips. Fredericks discussed his middle class upbringing in Warren, Pennsylvania, his experiences playing football for Penn State and eventually on a professional team, and the evolution of his career in managing airports that led him across the country – from Florida, to Rhode Island, to his current position at ONT.
Fredericks said he was drawn to the challenges and opportunities presented by ONT, highlighting that to his knowledge, such a landmark and unique undertaking had never been done before. The City of Ontario recently took back control of ONT from Los Angeles World Airports, and has essentially been launched into a “startup” phase as it now goes through a rebranding process and transition in management. ONT is primed for unlimited opportunity, Fredericks said, focusing on the enormous opportunity for growth in both passenger and cargo operations.
He said the airport’s four-year strategic plan is just a viable today as when it was originally implemented, which focuses on reducing operations costs; expanding air service opportunities; developing new airport-related businesses; and enhancing customer service.
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