Bishop International Airport Authority announces Sapone as selection for Deputy Airport Director

FLINT TWP. — Following a nationwide search, the Bishop International Airport Authority has selected Nino Sapone, A.A.E., to be the new Deputy Airport Director, Operations and Maintenance at the Bishop International Airport (FNT).

Sapone is slated to begin his new role later this month.

As the Deputy Airport Director, Operations & Maintenance, Sapone will report to the Airport Director and in this position, he will plan, organize, and direct the day-to-day activities of all maintenance, operations, engineering, and public safety functions of the Airport Authority.

He will also coordinate related activities with all tenants, federal, state, local agencies and other related aviation user groups.

As a seasoned airport professional, Sapone brings over 25-years of industry experience to his new position at FNT. Most recently, he served as the Vice President, Airport Operations at Pittsburgh International Airport, where he oversaw all compliance, legal, operational issues and implemented technological enhancements to increase operational efficiency of security, fire, terminal and airfield.

“Nino Sapone brings to Bishop International Airport a broad range of experience and professional accomplish- ments,” said Craig Williams, Bishop International Airport Director. “The Airport will clearly benefit from his background in airport operations and emergency management. I am thrilled to have him join our leadership team.”

“I am truly excited and honored about the opportunity to join the team of dedicated professionals at Bishop International Airport,” says Sapone. “It is apparent that the FNT staff takes great pride in providing passengers an exceptional level of customer service and a safe, comfortable, and friendly airport experience. I look forward to being a part of such a team.”

Sapone holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from California University of Pennsylvania. He is also an accredited airport executive (A.A.E.) through the American Association of Airport Executives and served as the Chapter President for the Northeast Chapter of the organization. Sapone enjoys traveling and spending time with family.

This search was conducted by ADK Executive Search, a retained executive search firm specializing exclusively in searches for the aviation community. — G.G.

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