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Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport Director Kenneth Maenpa oversees operations at the fourth-busiest airport in Colorado. He was promoted to the position in 2005 after serving as assistant airport manager.
Maenpa and his staff focus on customer service, safety and a business-friendly airport environment. The team is committed to ensuring that pilots, passengers and business executives enjoy their visit to the Denver area, and that they have access to an operationally safe and efficient airport, 24 hours a day, seven days a week in any weather condition.
Under Maenpa's leadership, the dedicated airport staff (21 FTE) has received numerous awards and national recognition, including airfield safety and snow removal operations. In fact, the airport received the Balchen Post Award for Outstanding Achievement for Snow and Ice Control at a Large General Aviation Airport in 2003-04, 2006-07 and 2009-10. In 2002 and 2006, the Federal Aviation Administration awarded the airport its prestigious "Outstanding Achievement" award for Runway Safety.
Before joining Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, Maenpa worked in aviation management at three other Colorado airports: Centennial, Garfield County and Eagle County.
Maenpa, who grew up in Denver where he attended Thomas Jefferson High School, has a bachelor's degree in aviation management from Metropolitan State College of Denver. He has completed aircraft rescue fire fighting training, advanced safety operations school, airline management and basic EMT training. Maenpa is also a Certified Member of the American Association of Airport Executives.
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