The Metropolitan Airports Commission has named Roy Fuhrmann as its new chief operating officer. In this position Fuhrmann will oversee airport planning, facilities improvements, operations and maintenance of all seven MAC airports, including Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP).
Fuhrmann is a longtime employee of MAC. His first role at a commission airport was as a noise technician intern in 1991. Fuhrmann became a permanent MAC employee in 1994 when he was hired as an aviation noise and geographic systems specialist. Subsequently, Fuhrmann held positions as assistant manager of tenant relationships at the reliever airports department, and he was also responsible for day-to-day operations at Crystal Airport (MIC). He has been director of MAC’s environment department and vice president of management and operations for all seven MAC airports.
In addition to his service with MAC, Fuhrmann served as an Army National Guard aviation officer for more than 20 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from the University of North Dakota.
“I am extremely honored and humbled to be selected by Mr. [Brian] Ryks, [CEO and executive director of MSP], to serve the MAC in this important role,” says Fuhrmann. “The MAC is immersed in a comprehensive modernization of Terminal 1-Lindbergh and expanding parking and other facilities. Additionally, we continue to look at operational changes to increase safety and security for our passengers. I look forward to working with our great staff and our airline and federal partners to improve the passenger experience at MSP, as well as explore ways to improve our reliever airport system.”