Jack Evans, CEO
Mr. Evans is co-owner of Total Airport Services, Inc. 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 co-owner and an officer of Total Airport Services, Inc. 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.
Scott Offerdahl, Member-Board of Directors
TAS is pleased to announce that Mr. Scott Offerdahl has joined the TAS Board of Directors. Scott has a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and he has started a variety of companies. These include a technology consulting company (CompAdept), software companies (Innerstream Software, Zesty Games), and a handful of real estate partnerships ranging from apartment buildings to large single family home developments. He is also currently a principal in two companies (Velocity for Life, and Velocity for Business) where he speaks, coaches, and facilitates to make individuals and executive teams more effective. Scott is a former global board member of the Entrepreneurs' Organization, a group of over 6,000 entrepreneurs whose businesses each earn more than $1 million annually.
Gerald Kolasch, COO
Gerald Kolasch, born in Linz, Austria, joined Total Airport Services, Inc. (TAS) in June of 2005, where he currently is COO Chief Operating Officer based in Huntsville, Alabama. 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.
Harry Hoge, Vice President
Mr. Hoge is a 22-year veteran of the airline services industry having held various management positions with such industry leaders as Gateway Freight Services, Cargo Service Center, Swissport Cargo Services and Airport Group International.
Hoge has managed operations in a number of airports throughout the United States including San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX), Boston (BOS), Columbus (LCK) and Hartford-Springfield (BDL).
Mr. Hoge's extensive background includes the areas of sales and marketing as well as operations that include management at both a local and regional level including development and overseeing of start-up locations
Daniel Malinowski, Vice President
Mr. Daniel 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.
George Williams, Regional Director, Director of Fueling
George Williams is the Regional Director and the Director of Fueling for Total Airport Services and brings over 29 years of Into-Plane fueling, Regional and Location Management, Tank Farm Management, and Fuel System Maintenance and Operation experience to TAS. His career spans from Salt Lake City International Airport with Lockheed Air Terminal in 1982, where he was responsible for the management of Into-Plane Fueling services to over 10 airlines and 250 flights per day. While there, Mr. Williams became an integral part of what later became Airport Group International (AGI) and played a key role in the location winning the coveted Delta Airlines Golden Propeller award 3 years in a row.
In 2003 Mr. Williams relocated to Ontario California and achieved many successes including the addition of numerous into-plane fueling contracts, as well as ground handling, and cargo operations. He also managed the fuel facility for a consortium of 13 airlines. Mr. Williams currently manages the Fuel Hydrant System Maintenance & Operation at LAX, Fuel Facility at March Air Force Base in Riverside Ca., and Into-Plane Fueling Operations at San Francisco International Airport.
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.
Gail Hernandez, Director of Contracts & Purchasing, Corporate Secretary and Office Manager
Mrs. Hernandez has been with Total Airport Services, Inc. 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.
Danelle Rodriguez, Accounting Manager/Controller
Danelle Rodriguez is the Accounting Manager, Controller for Total Airport Services, Inc. She joined the Company in October 2012 following an eight year career in public accounting with a national accounting firm. Ms. Rodriguez has held an active Certified Public Accountant license for over five years and currently oversees the accounting department at TAS.
Danelle graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy in June of 2004. She is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Lucien Jervis, Director of Human Resources
Lucien Jervis joined the TAS team as Director of Human Resources in the fall of 2011. Ms. Jervis holds a Professional Designation in Human Resources Management from the University of California, Los Angeles; a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California, Irvine; certification as a senior professional in human resources (SPHR) through the Society for Human Resources Management, HR Certification Institute; and she is a certified business manager through the Association of Professional Business Managers. Prior to TAS Ms. Jervis held various positions such as: VP of HR for Public Communication Services, Director of HR and Safety at Workrite Uniform Company, directing HR and operations for Aetna Health Planís Marketing Office, Corporate HR for Southwest Region of EMCON Associates and a university professor of Fine Arts at Florida Atlantic University.
Jay Allbright, Director of Safety & Training
Jay Allbright is the Director of Safety & Training 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.