The Mid-Way Regional Airport board of directors has announced the appointment of Andy Biery as the new airport manager. 

Biery was appointed to the position after an extensive search following the resignation of the previous manager in September.

He was the unanimous selection of the board from five finalists interviewed for the position from 20 applications received. He will begin work March 2.

Biery, a Waxahachie resident, was last employed at Sewell Lexus and has a background in aviation, including a pilot’s license.

“We feel that Andy’s experience in customer service, combined with his aviation knowledge, will be a great asset to the airport and to our customers,” said Al Castleman, board chairman. “The facility is growing and Andy is a great fit for the next stage of the airport’s success.”

Mid-Way Regional Airport opened in October 1992 as a joint venture between the cities of Midlothian and Waxahachie in an effort to serve the rapidly growing area. The facility is scheduled for an expansion in the coming year that will include lengthening the runway to 6,500 feet to accommodate larger aircraft. The airport manager position includes responsibilities such as overseeing capital improvements to the airport, managing daily operations, executing board policies and decisions, as well as marketing the airport to prospective tenants and developers.