Reach Airports, Carlyle and Munich Airport joint venture
Mission: to sell training, consulting and management services
Hire Ginger Evans as CEO- she has worn all of those hats
A premier investment bank and a German Airport joined forces to form Reach Airports LLC – a U.S.-based joint venture to offer training, consulting and management services to the aviation sector in the U.S., Canada, Mexico. Reach Airports builds on the 25+ year experience of Munich Airport’s international business. With so much high powered talent, they realized that Reach needed a leader with a recognized successful airport executive career with immense energy. The company’s mission is to sell airports; so the ideal candidate must have a track record in every aspect of airports and who worked from the ground floor up.
Under Ms. Evans leadership, CDA in cooperation with the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission has raised the standard in noise management with a night time runway rotation program providing relief to the most impacted communities surrounding O’Hare.
Here are some examples of Ginger’s accomplishments:
Selection of Ginger Evans as Chicago’s new Director of Aviation signals a positive future for ORD and MDW
Ms. Evans has worn all of the airport hats and has done well in each
Reach Airports, a U.S.-based airport management joint venture between Munich Airport International and The Carlyle Group’s CAG Holdings, today named Ginger Evans as its Chief Executive Officer. Over the past three decades, Ms. Evans has successfully served in key leadership positions of government agencies and private firms within the aviation and transportation industry. Her unique background, coupled with her unparalleled expertise, will provide leadership to the new company which offers training, consulting and management services to the aviation sector in the US, Canada, Mexico and other OECD countries. At Reach Airports she will be responsible for the overall management of the company, business development serving the North American market, and partnerships with airport-related services firms.
“We are very happy to welcome Ginger on board. Her decades of experience in leadership positions, her extensive knowledge and her excellent network in the aviation industry make her the perfect fit for this important position. Together, we will drive our presence in the North American market and offer airports improvements in operations, management and customer service,” says Dr. Ralf Gaffal, Managing Director of Munich Airport International.
Ms. Evans has a longstanding and broad career in the aviation sector. She managed the master plan, environmental approvals, design and construction of Denver International Airport and was promoted to Director of Aviation. Ms. Evans worked at CH2M HILL as Chief Aviation Engineer before she became Principal for Transportation at Carter & Burgess. In this position, she established offices in New York and Washington, D.C. with clients such as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, American Airlines and United Airlines. Subsequently she held senior management positions at Parsons and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. Most recently, Ms. Evans served as the Commissioner for the Chicago Department of Aviation where she negotiated agreements for $10.4bn of capital improvements at O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. During her tenure, Chicago’s air connectivity was bolstered, making it the first American city to serve all six inhabited continents.
In addition, Ms. Evans sits on a number of boards – she currently serves on the technical committee of Ainda Energia & Infraestructura and the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board.
“We are very pleased that Ginger Evans, one of the preeminent names in aviation, is at the helm of Reach Airports,” shares Amit Rikhy. “We look forward to working with Ginger and her team to establish and grow Reach Airports in the North American market and beyond.”
About Reach Airports
Reach Airports LLC is a U.S.-based joint venture between Munich Airport International and The Carlyle Group’s airport investment platform, CAG Holdings, offering operations, training, consulting and management services to the aviation sector in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. It combines the strengths of both parties – the airport investment background of CAG with the operational management expertise of Munich Airport. The formation of Reach Airports builds upon an existing partnership between CAG and MAI for airport development opportunities globally, most notably the redevelopment of Terminal One at New York’s JFK International Airport. The combination of a strong financial investor joining forces with Europe’s best airport to transform the customer experience at JFK represents a milestone in the North American aviation sector.
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Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Minister of State Albert Füracker
President and Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Michael Kerkloh
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