DECEMBER 5–7, 2017  GEORGE R. BROWN CONVENTION CENTER
SPACE APPLICATIONS FUELING BUSINESS INNOVATION

Arturo Machuca

Arturo-MachucaArturo Machuca is the General Manager of the Houston Airport System’s Ellington Airport. Machuca oversees the daily operations and the development and implementation of policies and procedures at Ellington Airport. He is also the lead on the Houston Spaceport project.

With over 30 years of sales and marketing experience in the aviation industry, Arturo joined the Houston Airport System in 2009. His prior responsibilities included economic development, industry affairs and business relations for all three airports.

Three years ago, Arturo Machuca was tasked with the huge responsibility to develop a plan to bring a commercial spaceport to Ellington Airport. Arturo worked with various Federal and local agencies, as well as key players in the aerospace industry, to create preliminary plans and conceptual drawings to pursue a license to bring commercial spaceflights to Ellington Airport.

Arturo Machuca is now leading commercial development efforts for Ellington Airport and Houston Spaceport.

Machuca holds a bachelor of arts degree in Hotels and Tourism Administration from Universidad Regiomontana.