Francisco Sandoval Named Delaware River and Bay Authority Assistant Director – Maintenance
Focus on Strategic and Tactical Planning of Maintenance Projects at Agency Facilities
(New Castle, DE) Today, Delaware River and Bay Authority officials announced the selection of Francisco ‘Frank’ Sandoval of Camden, Delaware to serve as the agency’s new Assistant Director of Maintenance. Mr. Sandoval officially began his duties on July 30, 2012. His wide range of responsibilities will include providing guidance in the creation of strategic maintenance plans for all Authority facilities; preparing in-depth review, analysis, and recommendations of critical and complex capital programs; developing and executing annual and monthly preventative maintenance plans; and managing day-to-day maintenance functions at Authority facilities. Mr. Sandoval reports to Pete Thomas, Director of Maintenance.
“I’m honored that the Delaware River and Bay Authority selected me to be a part of the maintenance management team,” Frank Sandoval said. “I hope to bring my talents and expertise that I’ve gained from my experience in the US Air Force and apply them here to enhance our maintenance capabilities. What a tremendous opportunity to work with airport, bridge and ferry infrastructure.”
A Chief Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force for 28 years, Sandoval worked internationally as a Mechanical Foreman at Lajes Field in Azores, Portugal and later as a Superintendent of Infrastructure Systems in Mildenhall, England. Communicating effectively in English and Spanish, he led and managed military as well as civilian employees tasked with maintenance and repair of military facilities. Prior to joining the Authority, Sandoval also served as Superintendent of Operations Flight and Chief Enlisted Manager at Andrews AFB in Maryland, and Boiler Plant Operator at Dover AFB in Delaware. With 20 years facility maintenance management experience and 12 years HVAC/Electronic Controls supervisory experience, Sandoval brings a high level of expertise to his new role.
“Frank is a well-respected management professional and an expert in his field,” remarked Pete Thomas, Director of Maintenance. “Through experiences locally and abroad, he is a proven, successful leader with strong analytical and interpersonal skills. He’s a great addition to the team.”
Sandoval earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Maryland, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from Southern Illinois University, and MBA in Environmental Stewardship from Wilmington University.
About the Delaware River and Bay Authority
The DRBA, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962, owns and operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May- Lewes Ferry, the Three Forts Ferry Crossing and the Salem Business Centre in Carney’s Point Twp., NJ. The DRBA also manages corporate and aviation properties through its economic development powers - two airports in New Jersey (Millville Airport and Cape May Airport) and three in Delaware (New Castle Airport, Civil Air Terminal and Delaware Airpark). All DRBA operating revenues are generated through the bridge, ferry and airport facilities. For more information, visit www.drba.net.
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