USA. Pacific Gateway Concessions (PGC) has appointed Joe Waller as Chief Executive Officer.
He most recently served as Senior Vice President of Business Development & Leasing for Westfield’s US$860 million airports portfolio.
Before that, Waller was Vice President of Business Development for HMSHost, where he was credited with directing airport relationships generating approximately US$400 million in sales annually. He also played a major role in creating smartphone app ‘B4 You Board’, which allows travellers to purchase meals and have them delivered to the gate where they are awaiting their flight.
PGC Managing Member Manuel Soto III said of the appointment: “The company is excited to bring Joe in to the business at this time. On the back of the new business growth we achieved last year and projects and opportunities in front of us, this is a great time to tap his expertise and leadership for our operations and the next stages of our growth.”
Waller will be tasked with overseeing the next phases of company’s expansion across North America. He said: “PGC is one of the only companies in our industry with operations throughout the
USA that is 100% American owned, privately held and a graduate of the ACDBE programme.
“Though PGC has grown significantly since it was founded, the PGC team has not lost their entrepreneurial spirit and passion for innovation. I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead this company.”
Waller has also served as Chairman of the Airport Council International – North America Associates Board of Directors and is currently on the Airport Minority Advisory Council Board of Directors.