New Executives Appointed for DIA Airport Operations

Providers of Airport Operations Systems IntegrationTwo new executive vice presidents have been appointed at Denver International Airport this week to help oversee improvements to airport operational productivity.

Ken Greene and Bhavesh A. Patel will begin their new appointments in January and aim to streamline airport operations and continue with the strategic objectives for the airport.

Mr Greene, who has worked at DIA since 2009, will lead the business development unit that encompasses airport infrastructure management, special projects and the Hotel & Transit Centre. He will enter his new post on January 1st.

“Under his leadership, DIA has implemented a number of strategic projects that include the rollout of the Federal Aviation Administration’s NextGen technology, and the implementation of the Aerobahn airfield surface management and de-icing systems,” said a statement issued by an airport spokesperson. “Greene also worked closely with the airport’s federal partners to begin using automated passport control kiosks and initiate the Global Entry program in the custom’s hall, as well as the establishment of the TSA Pre [fast-track security screening] program at DIA.”

Mr Patel will be the Chief Revenue Officer EVP for the commercial, concessions and real estate business unit. He is currently director of airport concessions at Tampa International Airport and will begin his post at DIA on January 20th.

“I’m … pleased to welcome Bhavesh Patel to the executive team at DIA, where he will oversee our thriving concessions and commercial programs as well as our efforts to develop Colorado’s own aerotropolis and help us take these programs to the next level,” said Kim Day, CEO at DIA.

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