William J. Evans, Jr., CEO
William J. Evans, Jr., or “Jack,” is co-founder, president and CEO of Total Airport Services, LLC. Previously, Mr. Evans was president and COO for Airport Group International (AGI). At AGI, Jack was responsible for the company’s operations in its many business lines, including all airline and airport service operations in the United States and Guam. He also served as AGI’s managing director of airport operations, overseeing airport management activities at 16 airports on four continents, and he provided oversight for all of the company’s human resource programs worldwide. Prior to working for AGI, Jack served 26 years with the United States Air Force as a Command Pilot. In this capacity, Mr. Evans logged more than 3,500 hours of jet time and managed Air Force bases in Panama and Georgia.
Gerald Kolasch, Chief Commercial Officer
Gerald Kolasch joined Total Airport Services, LLC, in June 2005 as vice president of business development. In 2011, he assumed the role of COO to manage the rapid growth of the company’s locations and business lines, and in 2015, Kolasch was promoted to CCO, where he is responsible for the commercial strategy and development of the organization. Prior to joining TAS, Gerald was with Panalpina, a worldwide transportation and logistics company based out of Basel, Switzerland. He began working Panalpina after completing his basic military training with the Austrian Army. He quickly advanced within the Panalpina organization and was transferred to the United States in 1992. His first assignment was in Nashville, Tenn., and in 1994, he was transferred to Huntsville, Ala., where he was responsible for all operations at Panalpina’s North American air cargo hub. Mr. Kolasch's final position before joining TAS was as the head of capacity management for cargo traffic from North America to Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Mike Reno, Chief Operating Officer
Daniel Malinowski, Vice President, Business Development
Daniel Malinowski serves as the vice president of business development for Total Airport Services, LLC. His experience includes managing cargo warehouses, ground-handling operations and deicing services for major international carriers. Since coming to the United States from Poland in 1988, Mr. Malinowski has held positions as station manager, general manager and director of ground handling. He specializes in operation startups, marketing, client relations, contract negotiations and business development. Mr. Malinowski is particularly adept at turning around troubled operations and maximizing operational efficiencies.
Tom Henry, Director of Operations
Denny Eichenbaum, Vice President, Special Projects
Denny Eichenbaum is co-founder of Total Airport Services, LLC, and currently serves as its vice president of special projects. Prior to TAS, Mr. Eichenbaum successfully started, built and sold two companies — The Video Network, a video production company, and Coast to Coast Aviation Services (CCAS). The latter company quickly grew from a ground-support refueling company with one customer to a multiservice, multimillion-dollar operation with six lines of business and 57 customers. In December 1999, Mr. Eichenbaum sold CCAS to Airport Group International.
Kimberly France, Director of Training
Kim France serves as the corporate Director of Training for Total Airport Services. At age 17, Kim joined the U.S. Navy, where she became the first female flight engineer on C130s. She then joined Simuflite as a Classroom/Simulator Instructor, then as a courseware SME and developer. After Simuflite, Ms. France was employed with Delta Air Lines, first as a 727 Ground Instructor, then, after Sept. 11, 2011, as a developer within the courseware department. Following her time at Delta, Kim worked for Lockheed Martin as a C130 Classroom/Simulator Instructor and Subject Matter Expert for training materials. Before joining TAS, Ms. France returned to Delta, where she worked within the maintenance standards department.
Ralph Eichenbaum, Director of Maintenance
Ralph Eichenbaum is the director of maintenance for Total Airport Services, LLC. Previously, Mr. Eichenbaum managed multiple business lines at San Francisco and San Jose international airports, including terminal maintenance, ramp control tower operations, ground handling, cargo warehousing, and GSE refueling. Ralph currently oversees the company’s fleet maintenance, along with coordination of all aspects of asset management.
Gail Hernandez, Director of Purchasing
Gail Hernandez has been with Total Airport Services, LLC, since its inception, and she currently serves as its director of purchasing. Mrs. Hernandez began her aviation career in 1984, when she joined the accounting department of Lockheed Air Terminal, a subsidiary of Lockheed Corp. Lockheed Air Terminal eventually became Airport Group International (AGI), where Gail assumed the role of the company’s manager of contracts and purchasing until AGI was sold. Born in Hollywood, Calif., Mrs. Hernandez graduated from California State University at Northridge with a BS in Finance.
Jay Allbright, Director of Safety
Jay Allbright is the director of safety for Total Airport Services, LLC. Prior to TAS, Mr. Allbright was the director of safety and training for a large airline and ground-handling company, where he managed aircraft ground-handling operations for 30 aircraft daily and a HASP trucking operation with more than 100 trucks daily. During that time, Jay was also subcontracted by several smaller ground-handling companies to write and produce training programs specific to their areas of service. Today, his goal is to ensure Total Airport Services is an industry leader in safety, accuracy and efficiency.
Johnny Prescott, Director of IT