Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG has named Allan Vella as the new general manager of Ford Park in Beaumont, Texas, effective Sept. 2.

Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG has named Allan Vella as the new general manager of Ford Park in Beaumont, Texas, effective Sept. 2.

He replaces Roger Newton, who left earlier Ford Park on Aug. 12 to pursue other interests.
Vella wil report to SMG regional GM Joe Romano. Vella recently served as GM of the Saginaw County Events Center, another SMG-managed facility, in Saginaw, Mich.

Ford Park comprises five facilities on 221 acres, including the 18,000-seat outdoor Ford Pavilion, the 9,000-seat Ford Arena, and the 48,000 square-foot Ford Exhibit hall.