John Cugasi, who previously served as senior vice president of planning and development for Paradies Lagardère from 2011 to 2016, will report to Gerry Savaria, executive vice president and chief development officer. He will oversee the company’s overall brand building with airport partners, including communication and marketing as well as the development of bid proposals, as vice president of marketing.
His responsibilities will also include the evolution of the company’s dining brand portfolio, which includes proprietary concepts such as Vino Volo, as well as third-party brand partners like P.F. Chang’s, Chick-fil-A and Starbucks.
He has served as a consultant to Paradies Lagardère since 2016. Before that, he held various leadership positions, including director of concessions, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL).