Paul Mengert Named Chairman of Airport Authority
“Piedmont Triad International Airport serves two primary business purposes, both of which make significant contributions to communities in the heart of North Carolina,” points out Paul Mengert, newly named Chairman of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority Board of Directors. After serving as member of the board since 2012 most recently as Treasurer, Mengert was named Chairman in April 2020. Also noteworthy is that Mengert is an experienced pilot who holds a commercial certificate.
Mengert, in addition, is a leading Carolinas’ businessman who brings that expertise to the board as well. He is the founder and CEO of Association Management Group (AMG), a professional community association management company that serves more than 30,000 property owners through its five offices in the Carolinas. Founded in 1985, AMG works with client community and homeowner associations to assist with the operations and maintenance of communities with a few dozen homes to large-scale developments with thousands of homes and businesses.
Piedmont Triad International Airport’s passenger experience is the business purpose most people recognize, Mengert points out. Passengers are served by Allegiant, American, Delta, Spirit and United airlines for access to both domestic and international travel in a state-of-the-art facility close to home.
The airport’s second business purpose offers significant economic opportunities for surrounding communities. According to Mengert, Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTI) contributes $6 billion annually to the local economy while also generating more than 25,500 jobs. Importantly, the airport is a leader in the maintenance, report and overhaul sector (MRO) and is headquarters to HAECO, a world MRO leader. Aerospace manufacturing is another major PTI employer as the world headquarters for Honda Aircraft Company. Plus, PTI has another 800 acres of property ready for development.
“Economic development is an ongoing goal of the airport authority,” says Paul Mengert, Chairman of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority Board of Directors. “We are excited to be moving forward with construction of a taxiway to connect the main portion of the airfield with 800 ready-to-develop land. The future of local aerospace is here in central North Carolina, and I look forward to working with the other members of the airport authority and our community to bring these plans to completion,” he adds.