During the New York Aviation Management Association’s (NYAMA) spring conference Warren Kroeppel, Chief Operating Officer of Sheltair Aviation was honored with the coveted “William F. Shea Award,” recognizing his leadership and significant contributions to New York State’s aviation community.
This award is given by NYAMA to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and effected positive change in the aviation industry in New York State.
NYAMA president Christina R. Callahan, deputy general manager at LaGuardia Airport, stated, “In an era of turbulent change throughout the aviation community, Warren’s steady leadership, strategic vision and sustained accomplishments made him the obvious choice for this award.”
The award is named after former FAA Associate Administrator Bill Shea who traveled from California to personally present the award to Mr. Kroeppel during NYAMA’s annual Aviation Advocacy Day held in Albany on March 19th of this year.
Mr. Kroeppel serves on the executive committee of Sheltair and is responsible for the daily operations, development of strategic growth plans and financial direction of the company.
Mr. Kroeppel joined Sheltair in 2012 after a 35 year career in commercial aviation and airport management. He has extensive expertise in aviation operations having served in many different capacities during his management tenure at New York airports, including Deputy General Manager, John F. Kennedy International Airport and ten years as General Manager of LaGuardia Airport.
Warren served as the Chairperson for the Public Safety and Security Committee for Airports Council International—North America, and is also an FAA certified Commercial Pilot, instrument and multiengine rated and flight instructor. Warren holds an undergraduate degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a MBA in finance from Adelphi University.
Sheltair Aviation will shortly be cutting the ribbon on the first 3 hangars of a new $55 million complex of state-of-the-art hangars at Republic Airport, (FRG), the busiest general aviation airport in the state, providing 220,000 square feet of space to serve the latest generation of corporate jets, underscoring the company’s commitment to aviation infrastructure. Sheltair’s other New York FBO airport locations include John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, Long Island MacArthur, Westhampton Beach.
“I am honored to accept this award with the understanding that I share it with the hundreds of extraordinary Sheltair employees who make professional excellence their daily standard of performance at the airports we serve,” Kroeppel stated.