Vantage Airport Group announces major leadership change

Published: Thursday, February 7, 2019

Vantage Airport Group announced a change in leadership as Heather McCarley will no longer be Managing Director of YKA.

With more than 25 years in the aviation field, Ed Ratuski will assume the role of Managing Director as McCarley accepted a job in the company’s corporate office.
Ratuski previously served as Airport Operations Manager at Kamloops Airport from 2010 to 2016. He was also a member of the operations team at LaGuardia Gateway Partners, the Vantage-led organization that is redeveloping the Central Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

“I’m looking forward to returning to the Kamloops Airport team with a fresh perspective from my role at LaGuardia Terminal B,” said Ed Ratuski. “It’s an exciting time for Kamloops Airport and the community it serves, and I am glad to continue supporting the safe, efficient and friendly operations that our airport is known for.”

The change comes after YKA serviced a record 351,631 passengers in 2018, 10.6% more passengers then they served in 2017.

“The Kamloops Airport Authority Society and the City of Kamloops want to recognize the impressive accomplishments of the Kamloops Airport under the leadership of Heather McCarley. And we couldn’t be more delighted by the return of Ed Ratuski, who we worked very closely with prior to his move to LaGuardia,” said Ken Christian, Kamloops Mayor and Chair of Kamloops Airport Authority Society. “We look forward to continued advancements in scheduled service and leasehold development at the airport with Mr. Ratuski at the helm.”