Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Ontario International Airport news - THIS performance evaluation apparently was better than a prior one

I haven't written a post about Ontario Airport since April, despite the fact that some big news occurred at the airport over the summer.

Seven months into locals controlling Ontario International Airport, its CEO, Kelly Fredericks, is stepping down, it was announced Wednesday.

Coming out of a closed-door session Wednesday morning, the Ontario International Airport Authority announced Fredericks’ departure is effective immediately. Mark Thorpe, who was hired in August as chief development officer, will serve as interim CEO....

But there were some hints to issues between Fredericks and commissioners leading up to the announcement. On June 17, the authority held a special Saturday meeting, the second time commissioners met that week. At that meeting, the commissioners had only one item on the agenda, a closed session to discuss a performance evaluation of Fredericks.

Well, it was just announced that Mark Thorpe is removing "interim" from his title.

The Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) Commission on Oct. 7, named Mark Thorpe chief executive officer. Thorpe had been interim CEO since July....

The appointment was approved unanimously in a special Saturday session after the Commission conducted a performance evaluation for Thorpe.

Looks like OIAA takes the "performance evaluation" process seriously.