Barry J. Centini to Retire
BARRY J. CENTINI, LONG-TIME AVIATION PROFESSIONAL, SET TO RETIRE AFTER 43 YEARS OF SERVICE
Barry J. Centini, Airport Director of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, will be retiring on January 9, 2015.
Mr. Centini began his career at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport nearly 43 years ago, on December 21, 1971 as Business Manager, and has been the Airport Director there since March 1989.
Mr. Centini has directed over $250M worth of capital projects during his time at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. He has served on the Pennsylvania Aviation Council’s Board of Directors since 1990, serving as President from 1998 to 2000. In 2006, and again in 2014, he was the recipient of the Council’s Achievement Award, which is presented to an individual who has demonstrated significant and positive contributions to aviation. He also serves on the region’s Eastern Distribution Center Foreign Trade Zone Board of Directors. In August 2000, he was appointed by PA Governor Tom Ridge to the Commonwealth’s First Aviation Advisory Committee. Governor Ed Rendell reappointed him to the committee in 2003, 2006 and 2009.
Mr. Centini has been a member of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) since 1972. He is a member of the Northeast Chapter of AAAE, serving on the Board of Directors from 1988 to 2000; and also a member of the International Council of Air Shows, and has served on the Board of Directors from 1993 to 1999. He has been a member of the Luzerne/Lackawanna County Metropolitan Planning Organization since 1999.
Mr. Centini graduated King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and, with his wife Carolyn, they have been blessed with two daughters, Shelley and Caryn.
After January 9, 2015, Barry’s new e-mail address will be CentiniB (AT) yahoo.com.
2014 Conference Wrap Up
The 2014 Pennsylvania Aviation and Aerospace Conference was a big hit this year being held at the beautiful Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa. Special guests included: PA DCED Secretary C. Alan Walker, who presented the Aviation Council with a proclamation from Governor Tom Corbett and Greg Pecoraro, VP of Airports and State Advocacy, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
The ACP Board of Directors would like to thank all of the Sponsors and attendees for making this a great event.
- Dunleavy & Associates
- L.R. Kimball
- Bun Air Corporation
- Mead & Hunt
- Avfuel Corporation
- Delta Airport Consultants, Inc.
- Erie Regional Airport Authority
- University Park Airport
- Bedford County Airport Authority
- RS&H, Inc.
- World Fuel Services
- Midstate Consultants, Inc.
- Purvis Brothers, Inc./Phillips 66 Aviation
- EPIC Aviation, LLC
- Washington County Airport
- GAI Consultants
- Erect-A-Tube, Inc
- Reed, Wertz & Roadman, Inc.
- Bucks County Airport Authority
- G&N Realty, Inc.
- Alleghney County Airport Authority
2014 Scholarship Recipients
2014 Awards Recipients
The Aviation Council of Pennsylvania (ACP) consists of airports, fixed-base operators, flight schools, business aircraft operators, aerospace manufacturers and suppliers, air charter operators, and other aviation organizations and suppliers all working together to improve and promote aviation and aerospace throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The purpose of the ACP is to represent the Pennsylvania aviation and aerospace community in matters involving government and private sector interests; to improve and promote aviation in partnership with local, state and federal government; and to increase and enhance public awareness of aviation and aerospace.