HOUSTON (AP) — A longtime Phoenix airport official has been appointed general manager of Houston's largest airport as it undergoes a $1 billion renovation.

Houston Airport Systems said Friday it has selected Carl Newman to lead George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The statement says Newman began working at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in 1980. He most recently served as assistant airport director.

Sky Harbor also underwent a major renovation during Newman's tenure.

The Bush renovation is a three-phase project, including a new terminal for United Continental Holdings and improvements for lobby and baggage claim areas, roads, signs, fuel storage systems and the Federal Inspections Services facility.