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.
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.
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.
Marlena Linton, Human Resources Director
Marlena Linton is the Human Resources Director for Total Airport Services. She joined the company with 24 years of experience in the Human Resources Department in a variety of industries. She specializes in employee relations and business administration. Marlena graduated from California State University Dominquez Hills with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies and received her MBA in Human Resources Management from Colorado Technical University. She is also affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management. “People are where my heart is. Being a resource for them is where I do my best work. And even if I don’t have all the answers, I find out and it get back to them.”
Paul Conley, Financial Controller
Paul Conley is the Financial Controller for Total Airport Services, Inc. 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.
Jennie Egbert, Director of Information Technology (IT)
Jennie Egbert has joined Total Airport Services to manage all IT matters for the company. She previously worked as a Security Analyst with TEK systems as part of a contract supporting Bank of America. In that position, she used her expertise as a security analyst and systems specialist to do risk assessments and analyze risks to communications. Her duties also included responsibility for improving communication capabilities throughout the organization. Working with GE Capital, she also worked as a web designer and graphics specialist.
Jennie has an Associate of Arts Degree in Graphic Design from Platt College Los Angeles, California. One of her early jobs was to work on improving marketing through creative design and packaging. She has won a number of design awards. Her immediate task with TAS will be to help guide our equipment and technology as we move the aviation service business into the 21st century.