Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New MAA chief chosen

MOBILE, Ala. -- Veteran economic developer Roger Wehner will take over as executive director of the Mobile Airport Authority later this month. Wehner, the current president of Global Resource Group of Birmingham, Ala., replaces Bill Sisson, who in April was named president of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. Wehner was formerly with Alabama Power and on loan to the airport authority while Airbus parent EADS made a case for building tankers in Mobile at Brookley Aeroplex. EADS didn't win the competition, but Wehner learned a lot about recruiting suppliers. Wehner is also a former vice president for business development with Safran USA, which now has an operation in Mobile. (Source: two stories, al.com, al.com, 06/04/13)