Cofely Besix Facility Management (CBFM) has appointed Steven Zehr as the new head of its airports division.
Zehr brings over 25 years of specialised aviation experience, managing and planning a number of airport operations globally.
He started his career at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and has since worked in various countries in the areas of operations, commercial, planning and development and overall airport management.
Zehr’s Middle East experience spans over 20 years, and includes the opening of the King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh, as well as the opening of T3 and the second runway at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
“My role primarily includes the management of airport operational services as well as airport sector business development support,” said Zehr. “Initially my focus is optimising current operations and expanding CBFM’s airport services’ presence throughout the region, as well as raising the standards of the facilities and airport systems management in aviation.
“It is important to continually strengthen our business operations by leveraging our international group capabilities and strengthening our current client relationships and operations by applying operational excellence and innovation.”
He added: “With regards to Aviation FM, there is usually a much higher risk associated in managing the various service elements within airports such as loading bridges and baggage handling, for example.
“Our systems and procedures are therefore critical, as any failures can have a serious impact on airport and airline operations, which is why we need to make sure that the service we provide is up to the highest possible standards at all times.”