Slaney's Career 'takes off' with CA One

Slaney's Career "takes off" with CA One

Tim Slaney '84, general manager of the New Orleans International Airport, was awarded the CA One Unit of the Year at a recent general managers meeting. The award is presented to the unit based on overall appearance, financial status, improvement, cleanliness and employee morale. Slaney's unit was selected from more than 40 CA One units.


CA One is the nation's second largest food service and retail operator at airports. Last year it won the food service contract for the Los Angeles Airport. Its innovative bid included strategic relationships with nationally famed restauranteur Wolfgang Puck, the Daily Grill, Disney Imagineering, and Los Angeles' locally brewed Rhino Chasers. It operates food, beverage and retail operations at more than 35 airports nationwide including Boston, Cincinnati, Denver International, Ft. Lauderdale and Newark.

CA One Services is a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies Inc., of Buffalo, N.Y., a private, $1 billion-plus international holding company. Delaware North was recently awarded a contract by NASA to provide a range of services at Kennedy Space Center's Spaceport USA and last year began a similar 15-year pact at Yosemite National Park. The company owns the fabled Boston Garden arena and its replacement, the $160 million FleetCenter, slated to open this October.

After he graduated from Stout, Slaney went to work for the Radisson Hotel Corporation. He worked for Happy Chef's Restaurant in Lincoln, Neb., before starting with Sky Chef's in October 1985 as assistant manager in New Orleans. In April 1987, Slaney was promoted to general manager of Sky Chef's Shreveport, La., operations. The same year, Sky Chef's was purchased by Delaware North.

In April 1990, Slaney transferred to Albuquer-que, N.M. as general manager of CA One Services. In August 1993, Slaney moved back to New Orleans, taking over the helm as general manager of CA One Services.

Tim and his wife Carla are the proud parents of one son, Zachary, born in May 1992.

Outlook Fall '95