Aviation Industry Veteran Randall Walker Joins Hudson Group Advisory Board

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Premier travel retailer Hudson Group is pleased to announce that Randall H. Walker has joined the company's Advisory Board of Directors. Mr. Walker, who led McCarran International Airport (LAS) as director of the Clark County Department of Aviation, retired from that post in June.

During Mr. Walker's 16-year tenure as director, McCarran grew significantly, handling nearly 41.7 million passengers in 2012. Terminal 3, the largest capital expansion project in McCarran's 65-year history, opened last year to international acclaim, on time and within budget. In addition, in 2006 J.D. Power and Associates recognized McCarran for achieving the highest customer satisfaction among major North American airports.                                         

"Randy Walker is a most welcome addition to our advisory board. His vast airport management experience will help Hudson to better understand how airports think so that we can enhance customer service and become better partners with airports across North America," said Hudson Group President & CEO Joe DiDomizio. 

Noted Mr. Walker: "I have had the pleasure of working with the Hudson team for the past ten years. They are a world class organization with unlimited potential, and I look forward to contributing my ideas and suggestions through the advisory board."

Mr. Walker earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Brigham Young University. He and his wife, Terry reside in Henderson, Nevada, where they raised their six children.

Other members of the Hudson Group Advisory Board of Directors include:

John J. Connolly, Ed.D - President & CEO, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
John A. Couri - President, Couri Foundation, Inc.
Sharon H. Jacquet - Vice Chairman, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Richard L. Thompson - Senior Counsel, Patton Boggs
Chairman Mario DiDomizio - Founder, Hudson Group

About Hudson Group:
Hudson Group, the largest duty-paid travel retailer in North America, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of international duty-free travel retailer Dufry AG (DUFN) of Basel, Switzerland. The company operates some 700 Hudson News, Hudson Booksellers, cafes, specialty retail and duty free shops in 70 airports and transportation terminals in the United States and Canada, and additional newsstands in 12 more countries around the world. Dufry operates over 1,400 stores in 45 countries and 180 airports and transportation terminals. For more information, visit www.hudsongroup.com and www.dufry.com.

SOURCE Hudson Group

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