Michael Feldman has been appointed new deputy executive director for Facilities Management at Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the city agency that operates Los Angeles International Airport.

Feldman is responsible for the activities of the Facilities Planning, Facilities Engineering, Environmental Services, Inspection Services, and Construction and Maintenance divisions at LAWA.

Feldman began his career in the airport industry in June 1981, when he joined LAWA (then the Los Angeles Department of Airports) as an assistant city planner in the Environmental Management Bureau.

During that tenure he managed several key environmental programs, including the first Part 150 Noise Compatibility Program for LAX, environmental clean-ups throughout the airport department, and development projects that included the Imperial Cargo complex and the second runway at Ontario International Airport, officials said.

In 1991, he became manager of Aviation Planning for the Aviation Division of the Port of Seattle. Before returning to LAWA, he was appointed in 1998 as deputy managing director of Aviation Facilities and Environmental Programs for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Feldman holds a bachelor of science degree in environmental planning from Humboldt State University’s School of Natural Resources and he is working on an executive master of business administration degree from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.

He is a member of the American Association of Airport Executives and served two terms as president of the Airport Facilities Council of the International Facilities Management Association.