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Nassau Airport Development Company adds 2nd Bahamian Executive Team
By Shonalee Johnson, NADC
Dec 13, 2011 - 11:44:01 AM

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Kevin McDonald, VP Maintenance and Engineering

Vancouver Airport Services delivers on its mandate to add Bahamian talent to the executive ranks

Nassau, Bahamas — NAD’s President & CEO, Mr. Stewart Steeves, today announced the appointment of Mr. Kevin McDonald to the position of Vice President of Maintenance & Engineering, effective January 1st, 2012. As such, Kevin will also become an employee of Vancouver Airport Services, operator of LPIA, just like the other NAD executives.

McDonald joined the Nassau Airport Development Company in September 2008 as Director of Maintenance and Engineering, managing a large team of persons responsible for electrical, mechanical and structural engineering and maintenance at LPIA.

Prior to joining NAD, he worked for Atlantis as Assistant Chief Engineer for the Beach and Coral Towers, then Director of Projects. McDonald is a Licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer, registered in both Florida and The Bahamas, having studied at the College of The Bahamas (A.A. Electronics) and the Florida International University (B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering).

Mr. Steeves said, “I am absolutely delighted to have Kevin join our executive ranks as the second Bahamian to do so. He is exceptionally talented and focused, and will make a great addition to the executive team, joining Vernice Walkine, our first Bahamian executive, who joined us a little more than a year ago. Having both of them participate in our strategic planning discussions, bringing their respective experiences and perspectives makes for a great team!”

Frank Walker, Director of Airside Operations and Public Safety

This new role for McDonald gives him a deeper level of involvement in the operation and management of LPIA, the redevelopment project and the NAD Business Plan Objectives.

Mr. Steeves continued, “Kevin has the broad responsibility for balancing the development and construction of new facilities, while maintaining the old existing facilities as we transition to the new terminals. With new technologies and systems that make our terminals more efficient, Kevin and his team of technicians will ensure that the highest standards of performance are obtained. He is a true professional, who cares about the products and people who make LPIA function around the clock, every day. We are thrilled to elevate him to this executive position where he can more directly influence how things get done.”

NAD is currently engaged with the construction of Stage 2 of the project, the Arrivals Terminal, which will house Bahamas Immigration and Bahamas Customs/Baggage Claim, and is scheduled for completion in the Fall 2012.

Commenting on his appointment, Kevin McDonald said, “I am very pleased to have been given this appointment, and I look forward to advancing the LPIA Redevelopment Project while ensuring that we maintain the highest standards across all terminals, impacting positively on the passenger experience. This executive team is a dynamic group, and I feel very fortunate to be a part of such a group of dedicated professionals. We will have a good time building LPIA for the future.”

Also moving up in the organization is Frank Walker, who becomes the new Director of Airside Operations and Public Safety.

Frank joined NAD in November 2007, as Manager of Public Safety. Prior to joining NAD, he was the General Manager for American Eagle Airlines, having started at American in 1992. Frank did his undergraduate degree in Aeronautical Administration/Travel & Tourism at St. Louis University, and his Associates of Arts degree at the College of The Bahamas. With a wealth of experience in the aviation industry, Frank is perfectly positioned to bring additional value to NAD in his new role.

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