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Management Team

Jack Evans, CEO

Mr. Evans is co-owner of Total Airport Services and is responsible for all airline service operations for the company. Mr. Evans was formerly President & Chief Operating Officer for Airport Group International, Inc. (AGI). In this capacity, he was responsible for all of AGI's operations in its many business lines. This included responsibility for all airline and airport service operations in the United States and Guam.

He also served as Managing Director of Airport Operations. In the latter position, Mr. Evans oversaw airport management activities for AGI at 16 airports on 4 continents including North and South America, Europe, and Australia. He also provided oversight of all human resource programs for the company worldwide. He joined his former company in June 1998 after serving 26 years with the United States Air Force. As a Command Pilot with over 3,500 hours of jet time, he managed Air Force bases in Panama and Georgia.

Denny Eichenbaum, Senior VP of Business Development

Mr. Eichenbaum is the co-founder and an officer of Total Airport Services. Mr. Eichenbaum has successfully started, built and then sold two prior companies. First, he founded and managed a video production company, The Video Network. Then in 1986 he founded Coast to Coast Aviation Services, Inc. (CCAS) based in San Francisco, CA. CCAS quickly grew from a ground support refueling company with one customer to a multi-service, multi-million dollar company with 6 different lines of business and 57 customers. The company also grew financially having gone from a new-start with $100,000 in gross sales to a major company at San Francisco International Airport with 127 contracts and sales of over $4,000,000 with a net profit of $1,000,000. In December of 1999, Mr. Eichenbaum sold CCAS to AGI, where he went from a Location Manager to Regional Director to Senior Director for Business Development, as well as an officer for AGI. With TAS, his responsibilities include sales, marketing, GSE purchasing and financing, location startups, and writing and negotiating all IATA contracts.

Gerald Kolasch, Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. Kolasch, born in Linz, Austria, joined Total Airport Services (TAS) in June of 2005 as VP of Business Development. In 2011 Mr. Kolasch assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer to manage the rapid growth of the company’s locations and business lines. Kolasch’ current position at TAS’ new head office in Phoenix, AZ (2015) is Chief Commercial Officer, where he is responsible for the commercial strategy and development of the organization. Prior to joining TAS, Mr. Kolasch 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, Tennessee and in 1994 was transferred to Huntsville, AL, where he became responsible for all operational matters of their North American air cargo hub.

Besides managing Huntsville, Mr. Kolasch held key positions in many other projects, such as the successful startup of Panalpina's air cargo operations in Louisville, Kentucky; Hartford, Connecticut; and Ypsilanti, Michigan, as well as the design and implementation of a domestic ground network. He was also the Project Leader on the construction of Panalpina's all new Air Cargo Facility in Huntsville, completed in 2000. Mr. Kolasch's final position before joining TAS was Head of Capacity Management for all cargo traffic from North America to Europe and the Asia Pacific region. Having had responsibility for a cargo team of 55 people, he knows how to manage people effectively.

Daniel Malinowski, Vice President of Business Development

Mr. Malinowski is the Vice President for Total Airport Services bringing over 18 years of managerial experience to the company. His experience includes managing cargo warehouses, ground handling cargo, de-icing services and passenger ground handling for major international carriers. Since coming to the U.S. 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 new business development. Mr. Malinowski is particularly adept at turning around troubled operations and maximizing operational efficiencies.

Born in Gliwice, Poland, Mr. Malinowski attended Silesian University School of Law in Katowice, Poland. After arriving in the U.S., he worked as an independent journalist and his assignments included writing for various ethnic/cultural magazines here in the U.S. He also spent some time working for an AM radio station where he even hosted his own radio program. Later, Mr. Malinowski moved into the aviation service business, where he used his communication and managerial skills to make great progress in the areas of customer service and employee relations. He has twice been recognized by Cathay Pacific with an Outstanding Service Award and twice by Korean Air Cargo with the Award of Excellence. He has opened new lines of business for handling companies entering the Chicago market while maintaining an excellent level of service.

Ralph Eichenbaum, Director of Maintenance

Mr. Eichenbaum is the Director of Maintenance and has a career that has encompassed all phases of airport operations over 25 years. He managed multiple operations at San Francisco International Airport, San Jose International Airport, including Terminal Maintenance, Ramp Control Tower Operations, Ground Handling, Cargo Warehousing and Ground Support Equipment Refueling. Mr. Eichenbaum currently oversees the fleet maintenance of over 200 motorized and 500 non-motorized Ground Service Equipment pieces along with coordination of all aspects of Asset Management for Total Airport Services.

Corporate Offices

Gail Hernandez, Director of Contracts & Purchasing, Corporate Secretary and Office Manager

Mrs. Hernandez has been with Total Airport Services since its inception. She is Director of Contracts and Purchasing as well as the Corporate Secretary and Office Manager. Mrs. Hernandez began her aviation career in 1984 when she joined the accounting department of Lockheed Air Terminal, a subsidiary of Lockheed Corporation. Lockheed Air Terminal eventually became Airport Group International where she was the Manager of Contracts and Purchasing before the company was sold.

Born in Hollywood, California, Mrs. Hernandez graduated from California State University at Northridge with a BS in Finance. While in college, Mrs. Hernandez was in the food service sector where she managed the 150+ employees in the concession stands at the Los Angeles Zoo was well as managing one of the most successful restaurants in Universal City, California.

Jay Allbright, Director of Safety

Mr. Allbright is the Director of Safety and has 35 years of experience in safety and training with the last 15 of those years dedicated to the Aviation Ground Handling and Warehousing Industry. He has managed a large aircraft ground handling operation of 30 aircraft daily as well as a HASP trucking operation of 100 + trucks daily. Prior to his tenure with Total Airport Services he was the Director of Safety and Training for a large Airline/Ground Handling Company and was subcontracted by several smaller Ground Handling Companies to write and produce training programs specific to their particular area of service. His goal is to ensure that Total Airport Services is an industry leader in the training field with safety, accuracy and efficiency being the top priority.

Kim France, Director of Training

Kim France serves as the corporate Director of Training for Total Airport Services. Ms. France has worked within the aviation industry for more than 26 years. 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. Today, Kim is the mother of a 15-year-old daughter who excels in volleyball. In her free time, Ms. France enjoys being outdoors, especially hiking and running.

Paul Conley, Financial Controller

Mr. Conley is the Financial Controller for Total Airport Services. He joined the company in December 2013 and has over 25 years of experience in the finance field. During that time, he has worked in various positions responsible for finance, accounting, and administration positions in a number of companies and entrepreneurial firms.

Paul is familiar with the aviation industry having started his financial career with Hughes Aircraft Company in El Segundo, California. While at Hughes, he served as a General Accountant and was responsible for controlling assets.. After that he worked for a variety of companies as a Controller and Chief financial Officer primarily in the Warehouse Distribution and Logistics arena.

He attended and was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles and he has a son attending Embry-Riddle University where he is studying to become a pilot.