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October 24, 2016

HMSHost Recognized with New Hampshire Employment Leadership Award

HMSHost’s Manchester-Boston Regional Airport Operations Manager John A. Mongiello Jr. and Assistant Food & Beverage Manager Sam Alier accept the 2016 Employment Leadership Award. 

MANCHESTER, NH — HMSHost at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport was recognized by the state of New Hampshire with the 2016 Employment Leadership Award. The award is presented each year to New Hampshire employers who recognize the skills and contributions that people with disabilities bring to the workforce and who have adopted inclusive policies and hiring practices that allow people with disabilities to fairly compete for employment.

“HMSHost is dedicated to diversity within our workforce and we are thrilled to be honored for our employment practices with the 2016 Employment Leadership Award,” said Neil Thomson, Vice President of Operations at HMSHost. “HMSHost employs more than 100 associates at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and we are proud of the work we do to recognize the skills and contributions that people with disabilities bring to our team.”

At Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, and throughout its global operations, HMSHost empowers all individuals, including people with disabilities, to gain confidence in their own abilities by challenging their current skill sets while being accommodating to diverse learning abilities. With that, the HMSHost Manchester-Boston Regional Airport operations team is committed to providing professional training to help give ambitious applicants from the Manchester area their first opportunity in the restaurant industry.

“We want to congratulate John Mongiello and the entire HMSHost team on being awarded the 2016 Employment Leadership Award for their commitment to diversity in the workforce,” said Airport Director Mark Brewer. “We are proud of the partnership we share with HMSHost and want to thank them for their dedicated service to our customers."

In the Manchester region, HMSHost has worked locally for many years with New England’s New Employment Options, Catholic Charities, and The Moore Center, as well as the other area agencies that assist persons with disabilities and veterans with job placement opportunities. Through our work with these organizations, HMSHost has brought on great talent that has helped contribute to its successful operations at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. 

HMSHost was formally recognized at the Eighth Annual State-wide Employer Recognition Ceremony held October 13 in Manchester, NH. For employment opportunities visit HMSHost’s career page

HMSHost Leading the Industry

HMSHost has been recognized by the industry as the top provider of travel dining with awards such as 2016 Best Overall Food & Beverage Operator (for the ninth consecutive year) and Food Operator with the Highest Regard for Customer Service (for the seventh year) by Airport Revenue News. HMSHost has also been recognized by Airports Council International-North America, receiving First Place for Best New Food and Beverage (Full-Service Concept) for 1897 Market at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and First Place for Best Innovative Consumer Experience Concept for its Channel Your Inner Chef live culinary contest at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

About HMSHost

Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 120 airports around the globe, including 44 of the 50 busiest airports in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $2.8 billion and employs more than 37,000 sales associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. With sales of around €4.3 billion in 2015, the Group operates in 31 countries and employs over 57,000 people. It manages approximately 4,200 stores in over 1,000 locations worldwide. Visit for more information. We can also be found on Facebook at and on Twitter at @HMSHost.

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