Kenneth N. Bieger, chief financial officer of the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, is being promoted to general manager, effective May 1.
The commission, a binational agency that operates the Rainbow, Whirlpool and Lewiston-Queenston bridges, announced the appointment. Bieger succeeds Lew Holloway, a Canadian who is retiring as general manager after eight years.
Bieger, an East Amherst resident, joined the Bridge Commission in 2014 after working for eight years as chief financial officer and treasurer of Karrena International LLC in Williamsville. Before that, he owned his own business, Summit Group, for 17 years.
Bieger earned his undergraduate degree from Canisius College and a master's degree in business and finance from the University of Rochester. He also attended the Executive Business Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.
“While we were fortunate to have many excellent candidates apply for the position, what really set Ken apart was his strong vision for the future and appreciation for our organization’s mission, coupled with extensive experience acquired through several previous executive management roles," board chairman Russ Quarantello said.
The Bridge Commission, founded in 1938, is governed by an eight-member board, split equally between appointees of the governor of New York and the premier of Ontario.