Iray Ledoux, Vice President
Mr. Ledoux has over 40 years of managerial experience as an executive in the aviation industry.
From 1977 to 1995 Mr. Ledoux was the Director of Aviation for the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport.
In this capacity he
supervised all facets of administration, management, maintenance and operation of the airport facility.
managed over $100,000,000 of capital improvements at the airport and handled contract negotiations with airlines relative to the use of airport facilities.
In addition, he
developed one of the first Noise Mitigation Programs enacted by the Federal Aviation Administration
in the Southwest region.
The Noise Mitigation Program, implemented under Mr. Ledoux's
supervision represented a $40,000,000 commitment to the abatement of noise-related problems in the community adjacent to the airport.
Three distinct programs were initiated within this mitigation effort: land acquisition and relocation, sales assistance, and sound reduction.
To manage this program, Mr. Ledoux
implemented an Airport Information Management System (AIMS) for the computerized tracking management of these programs.
The program is widely considered as a model for the implementation of comparable programs at other air carrier facilities.
Prior to becoming the Director of Aviation at Baton Rouge Airport, Mr. Ledoux was Deputy Assistant to the Secretary in the Office of Aviation of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
In this role Mr. Ledoux
was responsible for the management of all public use airports in the State of Louisiana and directed statewide activities to enhance both operation and safety programs of these facilities.
In this capacity, he served as a consultant to local governing bodies in the implementation of airport improvement programs and the financing of new facilities.
Upon retiring from Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport in 1995, Iray Ledoux formed his own company, Ledoux-Bacot & Associates, Inc.
The firm has received contracts to implement FAA Part 150 Noise Mitigation Programs, city right-of-way acquisitions and relocations, and other state projects.
In July of 2000 the firm merged with the W. D. Schock Company, Inc.
Mr. Ledoux was educated at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, has received his Louisiana Real Estate Commission and holds a private pilot's license.
He served on the Board of Directors of Airport Council International from 1989 to 1992.
is a successful professional who has dedicated his
life to the improvement of the aviation industry.