Airport retailer The Paradies Shops has appointed Atlanta Airport’s ex concessions director John Cugasi to head up its strategic planning, development and marketing team.
Cugasi, has joined The Paradies Shops from Caruso Affiliated, a Los Angeles-based retail and real estate development company where he worked as vice president of airports.
Prior to this, Cugasi was director of concessions at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where he oversaw the airport’s concessions program and the day-to-day management of its food and beverage operations.
Before joining Atlanta Airport, Cugasi was also vice president for retail concepts at HMSHost.
Gregg Paradies, CEO of The Paradies Shops, said: “John brings a great track record of developing high performance teams through the creation of strategic business plans that consistently drive revenues and customer satisfaction.”