Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has appointed Roger A. Johnson deputy executive director for environmental services, a post he held from July 2000 to May 2003 before returning to the private sector.
LAWA is the Los Angeles city agency that owns and manages the city’s four airports — Los Angeles International (LAX), Ontario International, Palmdale Regional and Van Nuys.
Johnson is responsible for all environmental planning, mitigation and compliance services at all four airports.
He has more than 20 years experience in environmental management, environmental engineering, environmental regula- tory compliance, hazardous materials/waste investigations, construction and construction management.
Earlier, Johnson was vice president at Camp, Dresser & McKee. During his 17 years at the firm, Johnson served more than 150 airports, dealing directly with environmental issues affecting airports.
He previously served as project manager for the LAX Master Plan Environmental Impact Study/Environmental Impact Report and has knowledge of state and federal environmental planning processes.
He has developed storm-water and spill prevention plans for 40 airports, performed integrated noise modeling, conducted field audits, directed compliance programs and worked many hours with various regulatory agencies.
Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, where he graduated magna cum laude.
He is a member of the Airports Council International Environmental Steering Committee, the Transportation Research Board Environmental Affects of Aviation Subcommittee and the American Association of Airport Executives.