After eight years at the helm of Barnstable Municipal Airport, Airport Manager Bud Breault officially notified the Barnstable Airport Commission this afternoon of his intention to retire at the end of his contract on February 28, 2017.

Breault is a retired U. S. Coast Guard Captain. He began his career as a Coast Guard Aviator and Helicopter pilot who also served as the Chief of the Search and Rescue Branch and as the Chief for the Boating Safety Division for the First Coast Guard District in Boston; and as Assistant Chief, Public Affairs Division at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC.

Captain Breault completed his Coast Guard career in 1995 while serving as Commander of Coast Guard Group Woods Hole; one of the largest, busiest, and most diversified Groups in the Coast Guard.

Shortly after retirement from the Coast Guard, he was selected to be the Town Administrator for the Town of Truro, where he served for over eight years. He continued his municipal work as the Assistant Director, Public Works Department for the Town of Barnstable, and was selected to be the Airport Manager for the Barnstable Municipal Airport in 2009.

Upon retirement, Breault would like to spend more time with family.

“I feel the time is right to retire,”said Bud Breault, Airport Manager. “It’s been my sincere pleasure to have worked with the Airport Commission for the past 8 plus years as we have almost completely rebuilt and modernized the airport. It could not have been done without the Airport Commission’s full support and that of our superb staff.”

Breault plans to stay on long enough to assist his successor. In his retirement letter to the Board he strongly recommended that they immediately appoint and contract with Katie Servis to be the next Airport Manager. Servis currently serves at the Assistant Airport Manager. Servis, Breault said, is a licensed pilot, is highly qualified, motivated, fully conversant with all matters related to the Barnstable Municipal Airport, and very knowledgeable of all aspects of the position.