April 5 2022  |  Catering

Air Fayre appoints new Chief Operating Officer

By Jane Hobson

Michael Van Aken, President and Chief Executive Officer (left) and new hire Allison Budd, Chief Operating Officer at Air Fayre

Air Fayre CA Inc. has announced this week the appointment of Allison Budd as Chief Operating Officer. Budd will assume day-to-day leadership of the company and business development strategy.

"It was immediately clear that Allison was the right fit for Air Fayre," said Michael Van Aken, President and Chief Executive Officer. "She has deep expertise in airline catering, operational excellence, and leading to deliver results. Her leadership is essential to our commitment to top-notch service as we grow and expand."

Before joining Air Fayre, Budd spent 10 years at United Airlines in senior leadership roles. In her most recent role as Managing Director of Lounge and Catering Operations, she was responsible for food safety, operations, and logistics worldwide of more than 100 catering and 50 lounge locations. Budd has also previously held roles at PepsiCo and Kraft Foods.

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