News From Jetstream Ground Services

Promotions and New Hires

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DEN – Marc Rainieri Director of Hub Operations
DEN - Ela Rodriguez Manager of Employee Development
DEN – Ela Rodriguez Manager of Employee Development
HDQ - Yvette Mooney Director of Operations
HDQ – Yvette Mooney Director of Operations
CMH - Corey McKee Promoted to Shift Manager
CMH – Corey McKee Promoted to Shift Manager
DEN - Kevin Colberg Promoted To 3rd Shift Manager
DEN – Kevin Colberg Promoted To 3rd Shift Manager
DEN - Benjamin Wirtz New 2nd Shift Manager
DEN – Benjamin Wirtz New 2nd Shift Manager

Accolades

CLT – Ben Sando was fueling equipment recently when he noticed that a Delta MD 90 was taxiing with its bin door open. Ben contacted the Supervisor on duty, Keith Marrow, who then called airport ops and had the issue corrected.  Our guys did a great job of being aware of their surroundings and possibly stopping a major problem from occurring with the aircraft.

BOS – While cleaning an aircraft early one morning, Julia and Jerome McIntosh both challenged a TSA agent trying to enter the plane. The agent asked Julia and Jerome a few questions which the two were able to answer correctly. Julia was then told by the TSA agent before leaving that JetStream always does a great job in finding what has been hidden on the aircraft. Kudos to Julia and Jerome and a great job done by the BOS team!

GSO – On two occasions in one day, our amazing GSO team members challenged TSA agents. Don Walker prevented unauthorized access to a secured area and Oscar Lanzas, Robert Sanders, and Inez Marcelino challenged an agent at the gate. These four team members did an amazing job and received a huge compliment from a TSA Inspector. Keep up the good work Team GSO!!!

MYR - Nick Plump recently discovered an aircraft damage while he was performing his arrival walk around. The passengers were deplaned and eventually the flight was cancelled due to the damage. Nick did an excellent job in performing his duties. This is a great example of why a walkaround inspection is require at every aircraft arrival. Keep up the good work Nick!
MYR – Nick Plump recently discovered an aircraft damage while he was performing his arrival walk around. The passengers were deplaned and eventually the flight was cancelled due to the damage. Nick did an excellent job in performing his duties. This is a great example of why a walkaround inspection is require at every aircraft arrival. Keep up the good work Nick!
LGA -  Congratulations to Randy Koenig and his team for being awarded Cargo Top Performer in the Vendor category. Way to go LGA Team!!
LGA – Congratulations to Randy Koenig and his team for being awarded Cargo Top Performer in the Vendor category. Way to go LGA Team!!
BDL - A HUGE Congratulations goes to the BDL team for surpassing last year's number of 609 aircraft deiced with 772 deicings so far. Not only did they surpass last year's number, they are STILL having to deice. Stay warm up there guys...it's almost over.
BDL – A HUGE Congratulations goes to the BDL team for surpassing last year’s number of 609 aircraft deiced with 772 deicings so far. Not only did they surpass last year’s number, they are STILL having to deice. Stay warm up there guys…it’s almost over.
JAN - Jerry Catchings was putting ice on a Delta MD-88 when he noticed the lights in the aircraft flickering on and off. He took a step outside to look at the GPU and found the GPU smoking. Jerry acted fast in turning off the GPU, disconnecting it and moving it away from the aircraft. Jerry was awarded a $25 gift card for his quick actions. Great job!
JAN – Jerry Catchings was putting ice on a Delta MD-88 when he noticed the lights in the aircraft flickering on and off. He took a step outside to look at the GPU and found the GPU smoking. Jerry acted fast in turning off the GPU, disconnecting it and moving it away from the aircraft. Jerry was awarded a $25 gift card for his quick actions. Great job!
BOS - During a security search, Peterson Louis found a valuable ring that had been left on the aircraft by a passenger. Peterson gave the ring to his lead which was then turned into US Airways. Thank you Peterson demonstrating the integrity of our operation and our employees!!!
BOS – During a security search, Peterson Louis found a valuable ring that had been left on the aircraft by a passenger. Peterson gave the ring to his lead which was then turned into US Airways. Thank you Peterson demonstrating the integrity of our operation and our employees!!!

 

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ROC – Mark Siolkowsky (pictured two photos above) and Sean Nhong (pictured above) both did an amazing job when Southwest had their annual TSA inspection in ROC. They thwarted several attempts by TSA inspectors trying to sneak on jet-bridges, sneak through the boarding line of a flight, and trying to be sneaky by not displaying their badges. Thank you guys for such a great job during inspections!!!

JetStream’s Pioneering Spirits

The Pioneering Spirit choice for this newsletter is not one, but two very hardworking JetStream team players, Ty Yount and Jon Prater.
 
Ty and Jon were chosen because of all of the hard work and hours they put in during the CMH transition. The two both worked the bag room every day
during the transition because they were shorthanded. Jon would pick Ty up every morning at 4 a.m. on his way into work and they would work 12-14 hour
daysfor almost a month straight.
 
Ty and Jon make a great team and did an amazing job working the ramp, learning the new American system and training the other employees the new American way of
 doing things. Thank you guys for all of your hard work. You two make a great team!!!
The Dynamic Duo
The Dynamic Duo

Photos from the CMH Transition

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We Have A New Admin Assistant In DEN!

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Amanda Catrell recently started her career with JetStream as the Administrative Assistant in Denver, CO.
Amanda is originally from Southern California, but has spent the last 6 years with her husband and children in Okinawa, Japan while her husband
was stationed there as a Marine.
Her husband recently retired, so they decided to settle in his home state of Colorado.
Amanda says she loves working with people and helping them in any way possible. She says she is very excited to be a part of the JetStream
family and is looking forward to a long and happy career with us.
Welcome to the JetStream family Amanda!!!

New JetStream Team Members

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JetStream is happy to have Mark Samsow as our new Shift Manager in DEN.
Mark’s airline industry background began with United Airlines in 2003 when he was recruited and hired as the Senior Operations Manager at SFO and then promoted to Fuel Manager at LAX in 2005. Mark says his experience with United Airlines will make him a valuable asset for JetStream and he is looking to make a long term commitment with our company. Welcome to JetStream Mark!!

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Joseph Marino just began his career with JetStream at our PVD station. Joseph came to us from Servisair in Sarasota, FL where he worked as a ramp agent for the past two years. This past February, Joseph moved to Providence to be closer to his family. We are glad you made the move Joseph, welcome to the team!

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Since high school, Antonio has worked in the airline industry beginning with Wisconsin Air. He has also worked with Northwest Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines above and below wing. Before taking this position in DEN with JetStream, he was a Shift Manager for AIG in Houston.
In his free time, Antonio loves to ski and is looking forward to some serious bike riding in the off season.
Antonio says he’s “really happy to be in DEN and part of the JetStream family”. Welcome Antonio!

New JetStream Team Member and Promotions

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Beginning January 6th, Ryan Sargent will be our new  General Manager in BUF. Ryan comes to us from Piedmont Airlines in Albany, NY where he has been the station manager since 2010.
Before Piedmont Airlines, Ryan was a Ramp Lead/Trainer for JetStream in Wilmington, NC from 2007-2010 and a Supervisor/Fueler for Air Wilmington in Wilmington, NC from 2004-2007. Ryan said that while fueling in Wilmington, he checked with us to see if we had any open positions which we did. We offered him a part time position that he worked while still keeping his full time position with Air Wilmington. He fell in love with the industry and began working with JetStream full time in 2007 through 2010. We are very happy to have Ryan back with us and look forward to him starting on January 6th.

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Rob Blacksher has been ouracting General Manager in
Denver the past few months and has recently decided to take the position. Rob has been a shift manager in our CLT location since 2011 and in the airline industry since 1997.
Rob began his airline career with DGS as a ramp agent and quickly moved up to a manager position in 1999. This new position took him to Little Rock, AR through 2001 and then to Tampa, FL where he worked the Continental Airlines contract for the next four years. Rob was then promoted to GM in 2005 and transferred to Las Vegas and then Seattle. In 2011, Rob moved to CLT to join our JetStream team as a shift manager. Congratulations on your promotion Rob!

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Terri Chambers has recently been promoted to Training  Manager at our CLT station. She has been with JetStream since September and we are excited to have her in this position. According to Larry Wright, “Terri Chambers is dedicated to continued excellence through training.  In her role as Training Coordinator, she has been instrumental in building the training program into what it is today.  I am confident through her leadership as Manager of Training and Standards, the Training Department in CLT will continue to build and develop new training content and quality programs that will sustain into the future.”
With Terri accepting this position, it will allow her to continue to live her life purpose of teaching and serving. She says she plans to work diligently with the training team to transform the training department into an “Epicenter of Information”.
Congratulations Terri, keep up the good work!

New JetStream Team Member Patricia Kimpel

Patricia KimpelDEN – Manager of Employee Development-Patricia Kimpel just joined our team at the Denver, CO station as our new Manager of Employee Development. She has over 7 years of Human Resource experience, working for companies such as Aegis Communications, TRISTAR Risk Management and Staffing Now, Inc.
Patricia has lived in Colorado for a little over a year and she says she loves it! Please join us in welcoming Patricia to the JetStream Ground Services Team!

JetStream’s July News

In the past month, we have had several employees find wallets, cash, purses, etc. We are so proud of the honest people that we employ here at JetStream. Turning these items in have made the owners and our customers very happy that JetStream is taking care of them. Kudos to you all!

PROMOTIONS

DEN – Jared Schau promoted to Tower Coordinator

BOS – Kevin Jeffers promoted to Security Coordinator

ACCOLADES

Our newest ground handling station, Delta at Hartford Bradley International airport, recently won the “best performing station in the region” award for the Delta New England region in June. The award is given each month to the station that best key performance indicators or KPI’s.
Way to go BDL!!!!

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BOS – Two of Boston’s biggest stars, Valentina and Memoza. These two gals are always receiving gifts from the shuttle gates that they work. This gift was given to them by a few flight attendants from another location. Their likeable personalities factored with their flawless audit score serve as an example that we should all strive to meet!

Kyran AshfordROC – Our AWESOME team player in ROC, Kyran Ashford. Kyran received a letter of commendation from Jeff Lamb, EVP of People with Southwest Airlines. Jeff stated in his letter that Kyran was “one of the best Ops Agent I’ve seen in action”. You rock Kyran! We are so very proud to have you as part of the JetStream team!

JAN – The team in JAN received a Delta flight crew recognition on 7/3/13. There was a mechanical delay and a last minute change where most of the passengers had to be transferred to the plane next door. The crew worked tirelessly to ensure the customers were taken care of, even stopping at one point to check on a passenger’s classical guitar to ensure it was out of the weather. The flight crew was very appreciative that the team put so much effort to help minimize the delay. Go JAN!!!

BOS – On July 17, 2013 our BOS station received an outstanding Station Safety Audit from Air Canada. The airline stated that they wanted to “thank Chris Messina and his team/staff in BOS for a successful audit. This is reflected in the decrease in findings overall from 2012 where BOS had 11Findings and 5 Observations to 6 Findings and 2 Observations for 2013” Go team BOS!!!!

MEM Celebrated 10 Years Without a Delay Or Aircraft Damage

JetStream’s Pioneering Spirits

Each month we will be highlighting a JetStream employee so we can all get to know our coworkers on a level that is not so work related. Do you have a special talent? Tell us about it. Have you climbed Mt. Everest? We want to know! Anyone can submit suggestions to Teresa Tucker at ttucker@jetstreamgs.com. We are all spread out across the country and some of us will never get to meet. This is a great way to put a picture and a personality to that voice on the phone or the email that comes across your computer screen.

This month we are highlighting James Cacace, Cargo Manager at PBI.
James began his career with JetStream as a cargo agent in 1999. James found out about us when he went to a UPS job fair down the road from our cargo station. He was told by UPS that if he wanted a job with them, he would have to shave his goatee. James turned around and left. As he was walking, he would stick his head in every door he passed asking if they were hiring. Luckily, he stopped by our office and we were hiring and James started the next day.

James has been with us for over 14 years and says his favorite part of his job is training people and his least favorite are the hours. One of James’s funniest memories of working with JetStream is the day a guy tried to ship shark fins. James refused to let him ship the fins even though the man insisted. Shark poaching is a very serious crime and James wanted no part in it. James knew that the USDA was doing a produce inspection so he called the police who in turn sent the Florida Fish and Wildlife to arrest the man.

Some interesting facts about James:
– He moved to Florida in 1983 with his brother and mother from Tom’s Shore, NJ
– He loves taking photographs of industrial buildings with his Nikon camera. Below are a few of his masterpieces.
– James came up with the name for our employee highlight section”JetStream Pioneering Spirits”
– He is a twin

August Anniversaries

13 Years: Jenny Sanchez

8 Years: Shirley James

7 Years: Michael Clarke
Abonesh Woldesenbet
Teresita Simoneau

6 Years: Arthur Ford
Eddie Smith
Curtis Brown
Demetrice Fields

5 Years: Jim Strautthaus

4 Years: Tracy Joy Roberts
Todd Skiles
Diamoah Ngwayah

3 Years: Ty Yount
Ardelle Clark
Charles Wilder
James Daley

2 Years:Arnie Knoke
Richard Woodyard
Brandi Allen
Derek Downerd
Guled Jama

1 Year: Patrick Sanders
Lauren Odata
Lovell Whitfield
Mark Cole
Jeffrey Cooper
David Tew
Brian Henderson
Christopher Hughes
Robert Yates
Mariama Maman
Richard Springer
Fanny Sequen
Jewel Price
Louis Tozzo
Daniel Wilson
Sean Nhong
Kevin Burgett
Matthew Heid
Mark Siolkowsky
Jamey Salvato
Kyran Ashford
Eleazar Alvarado
Dewayne James
James Pilcher
James Powell
Ben Jones
Wayne Rogers
Sedene Azolin
Maribel McBeath
Mitchell Johnson
Steve Carlton
Gregory Carter
Genene Teferi
Maria Regot
Arkeba Barkley
Joseph Guzeh
Mark Hollingsworth
Denzel Morris

More money found…DEN Honesty At It’s Finest!

Jimmy CameronJimmy Cameron from our DEN station recently found a purse on an inbound 787 flight that contained $500. Jimmy immediately turned the purse and cash in to the station manager.  The owner returned for her purse and was so happy when she realized the money was still in it. This is the second wallet in one week that Jimmy has found. Awesome job Jimmy!