A Better Way To Go Akron Canton Airport


To offer our Customers an exceptional travel experience; to be a major driver in the economic growth of Northeast Ohio; to manage our business sensibly and remain socially and environmentally responsible.


By promoting safety, superior Customer service, maintaining fiscal responsibility and constantly investing in the improvement of the travel experience, we will continue to be a better way to go.

CAK Employees Mission Akron Canton Airport


  • Safety: Ensure the highest degree of safety and security for our passengers, tenants, staff and all stakeholders.
  • Accountability: Communicate openly and transparently, take ownership of our actions and have pride in the results we produce.
  • Growth: Anticipate, adapt and innovate based on industry trends in order to offer the air service our community needs, both through aeronautical and non-aeronautical efforts.
  • Integrity: Adhere to the highest ethical standards, fostering trust in each other and our relationships with our stakeholders and communities we serve in a quality environment.
  • Respect: Ensure that an attitude of care and consideration for ourselves and others is embedded in our work environment.

Employee News

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August 23, 2022

Matt Hunt — Lead Mechanic at CAK

What's Matt working on? Great question. Matt is a skilled mechanic with expert knowledge of the following pieces of equipment:Airport rescue and firef... read more

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June 26, 2022

Rod Doane — Custodial Service Manager at CAK

Rod Doane, Custodial Service Manager, started at Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) as summer help in 1988. Rod enjoys leading a team of twelve individuals an... read more

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June 23, 2022

FAA Perfect Score for our Operations and Field Maintenance Teams

Our Operations and Field Maintenance Teams received a perfect score during their 2022 FAA inspection. The inspection was completed on May 25, 2022. Th... read more

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May 12, 2022

43 Years of Dedicated Service

Congratulations to Kevin Ripple, Vice President of Landside, Planning & Infrastructure — on a well deserved retirement after 43 years of dedicat... read more

Employee Spotlight

"A Better Way To Go" Award

Customer Service is our number one priority at the Akron-Canton Airport. To ensure our employees are providing the best experience possible, we have a customer service employee recognition program called "A Better Wat to Go" award. We need your help recognizing those employees who assist you in making your travel experience at Akron-Canton Airport A Better Way to Go. If you would like to share your wonderful experience with an employee, please nominate them for recognition below. 

Nominations are accepted from employees, managers and the public. All employees and tenants are eligible to receive this nomination. 

Congratulations, Kevin!

Kevin Everhart has been recognized as “a better way to go” award recipient.

We’re shining a spotlight on Kevin Everhart, our Airside, Public Safety Manager & Fire Chief — for outstanding efforts to aid a customer that required immediate medical assistance. Everyone who knows Kevin can say confidently that he always goes above and beyond to do the right thing. In this instance, Kevin acted without hesitation, while using proper precautions to administer aid and assist the passenger in need. Kevin truly made a tremendous impact on the individual as well as those around.

Congratulations on being named “a better way to go” award recipient, Kevin!

Employee and Tenant Badging

Office hours:
7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., seven days a week.

Badging office:
Akron-Canton Airport Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting/Operations Facility
4763 Mt. Pleasant Road, North Canton OH 44720



Training opportunities are available for employees and tenants at the Akron-Canton Airport. Airport employees should visit Human Resources to learn more about online and in-person training to help you make your professional goals a reality. Both free and paid opportunities are available.

Airport tenants are welcome to join the airport in training opportunities. At this time, here are the upcoming training and informational opportunities available:

We encourage you to participate in our Human Trafficking Seminar on 10/7 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM here at CAK. Maria Busch and members of the Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force will educate attendees on trafficking and anti-trafficking practices.

Stark and Summit County Sheriff's Office will be present as well.

Date: 10/7/21

Location: Akron-Canton Airport 2nd Floor Conference Room

Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM


We are excited that you are considering new opportunities within the organization! This section highlights open positions we hope you'll consider. As you explore ways to grow personally and professionally at the airport, we encourage you to connect with human resources to learn more.


Field Maintenance Technician ($17/hr)

Custodial Services Technician ($13/hr)

General Application for Employment 


A Day in the Life at CAK

Employee Interviews

Benefits of a Career at CAK

Lost and Found

How do I contact the airport Lost & Found?
If you lost an item at a Security Screening Checkpoint, call the Transportation Security Administration toll free at 1-866-289-9673, or click here to send a message. If an item was lost on a flight, please contact the airline directly. For items lost in other parts of the airport terminal, call airport information at 330-896-2385. If you are not sure where an item was lost, please contact both the TSA and airport information.

Any cash found, or turned over to the Airport Authority, will be documented with information from the person who found cash, including name, address, and contact information if available.

If you find cash, then please catalog and record the sum ASAP. Turn cash over to the Airport Authority for safe keeping for 90 days, or turn over to rightful owner as reported missing.

After 90 days the monies will be donated as recommended by the individual who found the funds to one of these charities: Akron-Canton Food Bank, United Way, Maps Air Museum, Arts in Stark, and American Heart Association.

Provided the individual does leave all contact information, the Airport Authority will, after 90 days, make the entire amount of funds available to the selected charity.

The Airport Authority then will provide proof of donation, and make it in the name of the finder of the funds, if their information is not available, the airport has the authority to release funds to the various charities.

CAK Employee & Tenant Training Modules


CAK Employee and Tenant Training Modules must be completed by October 31, 2022. After review/completion of required training modules, please fill in the attendance form here and send to Tony Gentile via email for documentation.


To begin training, click on the respective session title below, then click on then download tab — click Start Slideshow from Beginning tab:

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) | Required for all CAK Employees and Tenants

Deicing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) | Required for all CAK Employees and Tenants that Participate in Deicing and Anti-Icing

Spill Prevention, Control and Counter Measures (SPCC) | Required for CAK Employees


If you have any comments or questions, please contact Tony Gentile via email at cakglycol@akroncantonairport.com