Senior Vice President, Business Operations
Marcel Braithwaite joined the Astros in 2012 and enters his eighth full season with the ballclub. As the Senior Vice President of Business Operations, Marcel runs the operational side of the organization. He oversees various departments and projects, including Stadium Operations and Engineering, Safety and Security, Guest Services, Facilities, and Food and Beverage provided by Aramark. As an operator that likes to roll up his sleeves, Marcel is involved in the daily meetings and coordination of each department and manages Aramark contract and partnership in a similar, hands-on fashion.
Marcel began his career in the logistics industry with Aeronet Worldwide in 1993 and then joined Eagle Global Logistics in 1995. Over the course of his career, Marcel worked his way up to senior leadership positions, finally serving in the role of Vice President of the Program Management Office, Americas for CEVA Logistics. In that position, he managed the shared services group responsible for third party vendor services to the company, as well as large scale strategic and transformational projects throughout the Americas driving shareholder value.
Born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Marcel is fluent in Dutch and has lived in a number of locations throughout North America and Europe, including Canada, Seattle, southern California and now Texas.