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DRBA Welcomes New Airport Operations Manager; Felipe Rodriguez to Oversee Millville Airport in New Jersey
By JSalmon on 04/30/2015:  

 

DRBA Welcomes New Airport Operations Manager
Felipe Rodriguez to Oversee Millville Airport in New Jersey
 
(New Castle, DE) Today, Delaware River and Bay Authority officials announced the appointment of Felipe A. Rodriguez, of Philadelphia, PA to manage and supervise airfield operations at the Millville Airport (MIV). Mr. Rodriguez, who grew up in Galloway Township, NJ, began his duties on March 27, 2015, and reports to Stephen D. Williams, Director of Airports for the DRBA.  
 
“I appreciate the opportunity to handle the responsibilities associated with the operation and development of Millville Airport,” Rodriguez said. “Millville Airport has a proud aviation history, an excellent physical infrastructure, and significant potential for operational and economic growth. The Authority is a results-oriented organization, and I am eager to work with the community to make a difference at the airport.”  

“Felipe brings a wealth of airport operational experience and knowledge to his new position, having served for the past ten years as an Operations Supervisor at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)” Williams said. “His familiarity with a large hub facility like PHL is a plus and I am pleased he has accepted the opportunity to lend his talents, leadership, and problem solving skills to our airport management team.  His energy and enthusiasm is infectious and we are fortunate to have him.”

Mr. Rodriguez began his aviation career in 1999 at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), where served as an Operational Coordinator/ Shift Lead for an airport ground handler before moving on to airport operations at PHL. 
 
A graduate of Absegami High School and the University of Maryland, Rodriguez has also earned an MBA and an MPA from Wilmington College and Widener University respectively. Certified in aviation management through the Community College of Baltimore County, Mr. Rodriguez is a member of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), where he is currently a candidate for accreditation. He is also certified in both basic and advanced airport safety and operations through the AAAE’s Airport Safety and Operations School (ASOS) in Buffalo, New York.
 
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, and the Forts Ferry Crossing. 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.