Gary airport interim manager Duncan Henderson
was introduced to the Gary airport authority board on Monday as the first hire at the airport by new private operator AvPorts, which has a 10-year contract to manage all airport operations.
told the four members of the authority present at the meeting he
is there to see how the AvPorts template for managing airports can be applied to Gary
"I look forward to the day-to-day challenges that are coming forward," Henderson
The chief financial officer for AvPorts and its parent company, Aviation Facilities Company Inc., Dan Ungerleider, said Henderson will serve until July 1, when a permanent airport manager will start work at Gary.
Henderson served as executive director of the Waukegan Port District, in Illinois, from 2003 to November of 2013.