Ted Kitchens has been tapped by Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig to be the new director of the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.
Kitchens is currently general manager of the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, the nation’s 13th busiest airport. According to his resume, he has nearly two decades of experience in the industry.
“He has a thorough understanding of airport operations and has a demonstrated ability to be the creative and analytical leader our airport and city needs,” writes Craig in a letter to the City’s Board of Aldermen.
After a national search, Kitchens was unanimously recommended by an interview committee.
The Board of Aldermen will vote on his confirmation during its August 14th meeting. If hired, Kitchens will be paid $203,000.
The Manchester Airport has struggled to grow passenger service in recent years. Earlier this month, United announced it will end its direct flight from the Queen City to Chicago.