Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

TGI Fridays Promotes CMO to Chief Executive Officer to Lead Transformation

by | Aug 29, 2023

Restaurant industry veteran Brandon Coleman III has been named chief executive officer of Dallas-based TGI Fridays, charged with moving the company forward into a new era.

The announcement was made by Rohit Manocha, chairman of the board and co-founder of TriArtisan Capital Advisors, the lead investor in TGI Fridays.

In a statement, Manocha lauded Brandon, saying the executive has “proven time and time again that innovation layered on top of rich brand history is the key to sustained and impactful growth.”...

The Last Word: UTA’s Meghna Tare On How to Solve Big Problems, Like Turning DFW Airport Into a Zero-Waste Zone
by | Aug 16, 2023
So how do you start in approaching big problems? Tare says it's all about the basics: "You start from the very basics and think about data collection. What you measure now, you need to measure again in the future to see if there’s a trend line."
Eleven Teams, Two Days, One Mission: DFW Airport’s BOOST Challenge for Zero Waste
by | Aug 11, 2023
Already carbon neutral, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport hosted an internal competition with one goal: turning the airport into a zero-waste zone. “We need all hands on deck to get there," says Chris McLaughlin, EVP of operations at the airport.
McKinney, L.A. Companies Team Up to Test Robotic Lawn Mowers at DFW Airport
by | Jul 27, 2023
Think your lawn's big? DFW Airport has a whole 14,000 acres of grass to trim. McKinney-based Robin Autopilot and L.A.'s Graze launched an initiative in June to snip some of that acreage with robotic mowing and landscaping technology. No pushing required.

First-Ever Toys’R’Us Airport Store To Open at DFW Airport

by | May 16, 2023
If you're walking through Terminal A at DFW Airport this coming holiday season—and a kid is with you—get ready to have your arm pulled out of its socket.
AT&T and DFW Airport Wireless Partnership To Take Off: Private 5G Network, Public Wi-Fi Upgrades Included
by | May 4, 2023

A new enhanced wireless platform will improve service for those who are leaving on a jet plane or working at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

DFW Airport announced a new partnership with Dallas-based AT&T to provide the airport with a comprehensive wireless platform (CWP) to enhance connectivity and critical infrastructure....

How DFW Airport Is Revolutionizing the Air Cargo Industry with Innovation and Best-in-Class Operators
by | May 1, 2023
DFW International Airport is bringing revolutionary state-of-the-art technology to its 19th Street Cargo facility as it begins a comprehensive redevelopment there. The project, scheduled for completion in late 2024, will add roughly 350,000 square feet of new warehouse space and seven large cargo aircraft parking positions—helping the airport in its bid to become a leading hub for fast-growing sectors such as pharmaceuticals, perishables, and cross-border e-commerce.
American National Bank of Texas Adds 2 New Members to Board
by | Apr 28, 2023
Suzanne Cruz-Sewell and Dennis Cail bring extensive business and civic experience to their roles on the bank's board "that’s focused on making our communities stronger by making businesses stronger.”

DFW Airport Ranked No. 4 in List of Best Airport Lounges in U.S.

by | Mar 7, 2023
A new study by Upgraded Points looked into which U.S. airports offer the best lounges, and out of 50 airports, North Texas' own Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport ranked No. 4. "Airport lounges used to be thought of as exclusive places for elite flyers," said Upgraded Points Founder Alex Miller. "But over the last several years these lounges have become a popular attraction for all types of travelers, particularly those dealing with layovers and flight cancellations."
Real Estate, Construction Firm Suffolk Hires Industry Veteran as VP of Preconstruction
by | Feb 10, 2023

Gary Gunter has been hired by Suffolk, a real estate and construction enterprise that’s been lauded for its tech adoption, as vice president of preconstruction for the South Central Region, which includes Dallas-Fort Worth....

Net-Zero Goal: DFW International Airport to Get Battery-Electric Buses in 2023
by | Jan 20, 2023

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport will receive new battery-electric buses this year that the airport believes will help it meet its net-zero goal in 2030.

The manufacturer said the sale will be the leading edge for more sales to local and state governments wanting low- and no-emission vehicles.

The buses are being delivered by ElDorado National Inc.,...

JLL’s DFW Life Science Snapshot: What’s Driving the North Texas Biotech Boom
by | Oct 4, 2022
The North Texas biotech boom just keeps booming—and a new "DFW Life Science Snapshot" from JLL shows why. From the Biotech+ Hub at Pegasus Park to a string of accelerators to local universities, DFW Airport, and more, here's a deep dive into what's behind the boom. "We are showing up in the rankings and in the data," says Mike Rosa of the Dallas Regional Chamber. "It results in more opportunities and more looks for us."

At BIO International Convention, Companies Eye Relocation to DFW

by | Jun 30, 2022
At the 2022 BIO International Conference in San Diego, representatives from North Texas met "the greatest minds in biotechnology"—and discovered some of them are interested in relocating their companies to DFW.

"We connected with them to explore opportunities and increase investments in the Dallas region,” said a VP with the Dallas Regional Chamber.
See Inside: Solar Energy-Focused Firm Opens New U.S. HQ and Innovation Center in Richardson
by | Jun 29, 2022
Chint Power Solutions America, a subsidiary of electronic components maker Chint Group, has made Richardson the new home of its U.S. HQ and Innovation Center—in yet another California HQ move to North Texas. As CPS seeks to grow its presence in the solar and clean energy space, it will use the Innovation Center "to shape what’s next in solar and energy storage technology."
DFW Airport CIO: Most Important Innovation Is Employee Mindset
by | May 26, 2022
Engaging in passionate debates “sounds pretty typical if you’re a tech company,” said DFW Airport Executive Vice President of Innovation Paul Puopolo. “But if you’re a large, regulated organization—healthy debate, that’s different." Having people around the table is one thing, he says. Getting them to challenge each other and not be offended, well, that’s another thing. "To do innovation effectively, you’ve got to have healthy conflict," Puopolo said.
Follow the Money: D.R. Horton Acquires Public Water Resources Firm, Critical Start Raises $215M, Fort Worth Biotech VC Raises New Funds, and More
by | Apr 15, 2022
What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to grants and acquisitions, Dallas Innovates tracks what’s happening in North Texas money.