Kelly J. Fredericks stepping down as CEO of ONT
Statement by OIAA President Alan D. Wapner on Kelly J. Fredericks stepping down as CEO of ONT
ONTARIO, Calif. – The following statement was issued today by Alan D. Wapner, President of the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA), following a meeting of the OIAA Commission:
“Today Kelly J. Fredericks stepped down as the Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario International Authority. Both the Commissioners and Kelly acknowledge that their approaches to the direction and management of OIAA differ and that it would be mutually beneficial to part ways as OIAA moves to the next phase of the airport’s development.
“On behalf of the OIAA, I commend Kelly for his leadership in successfully transitioning Ontario International Airport to local control. During more than 16 months at the helm, Kelly and his team made significant progress in furthering our mission to make ONT one of the most competitive, efficient, innovative and customer-friendly passenger, cargo and business airports in the United States. The airport is a key economic engine for the Inland Empire and Southern California, and plays a critical role in meeting the air transportation demands of one of the fastest-growing regions in the country. We thank Kelly for his service and wish him well in his future endeavors.
“In a related action, the Commission appointed Mark Thorpe, OIAA Chief Development Officer, as Interim CEO. Mark joined the OIAA in August 2016 with extensive experience in air service development at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and at Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). While at LAWA, before the transfer of ONT, he was instrumental in attracting multiple airlines to begin service at Ontario.”
About Ontario International Airport (ONT)
ONT is located in the Inland Empire, approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the center of Southern California. It is a medium-hub, full-service airport with direct commercial jet service to 16 major U.S. cities and Mexico, and connecting service to many domestic and international destinations. There are approximately 63 daily departures offered by 8 air carriers.
About the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA)
The OIAA was formed in August 2012 by a Joint Powers Agreement between the City of Ontario and the County of San Bernardino to provide overall direction for the management, operations, development and marketing of ONT for the benefit of the Southern California economy and the residents of the airport’s four-county catchment area. OIAA Commissioners are Ontario Council Member Alan D. Wapner (President), Retired Riverside Mayor Ronald O. Loveridge (Vice President), Ontario Council Member Jim W. Bowman (Commissioner), and San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman (Commissioner).