Massport CEO Leaving in June

March 1, 2011
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Staff Report

Thomas Kinton.

Massport Chief Executive Officer Thomas Kinton will be leaving Massport in June following a 35-year career.

Kinton, who has guided the airport in the post 9/11 era, has presided over a dramatic and ongoing period of growth at Logan Airport, perhaps the airport’s greatest growth spurt in its long history.

His contract ends in June.

A nationwide search is now underway to find a replacement for him.

He was appointed CEO and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Port Authority in August 2006.

From 1993-2006 he served as the Director of Aviation and was responsible for the operation of Logan Internatinoal Airport, Hanscom Field in Bedford and Worcester Regional Airport.

As CEO, he also had responsibility for the operation for the public cruise, cargo and container terminals of the Port of Boston, and the development of Massport-owned property in Boston.

Mr. Kinton’s responsibilities also centered around airport safety and customer service improvements.

During a long and successful career, Mr. Kinton became known nationally for his ongoing efforts to provide for those affected by aviation disasters and for caring for victim families of the 9/11 attacks.

In 2004, Logan Airport won the Airport Security Report’s award for Exceptional Performance in Airport Security.

Mr. Kinton was named Airport Director of the Year by Airport Revenue News.

In 2008 he was elected to the Board of Directors of Airports Council International-North America. He currently serves as ACI’s Second Vice Chair.

Mr. Kinton earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Doctor of Commercial Science from Merrimack College. He is a Board Member of the New England Council and a Member of the Board of Trustees for Merrimack College.