The position, the authority says, is integral to the future development of the Southern California airport.
Cappell, a 29-year veteran of the international aviation industry and currently an OIAA consultant, will begin his full-time duties December 9.
Cappell has worked with airports in Baltimore, Denver, Phoenix and Charlotte, as well Orange County’s John Wayne Airport, in his capacity with Leigh Fisher Management Consultants, a global strategic management firm.
Leigh Fisher is owned by Jacobs Engineering Group, which is focused on the aviation, infrastructure and surface transportation sectors. Cappell has played a leading role in the development of airport business plans, concession plans and strategic advertising opportunities.
Before joining Leigh Fisher Cappell, led a team of 66 executive and support personnel as acting commercial officer of Abu Dhabi Airports Company, which provides aviation services to five airports in the United Arab Emirates.