MEM – General Manager
Brance Draine has recently joined our JetStream team at our Memphis, TN station. Brance is a native of Vero Beach, FL. He attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on a football scholarship and after graduating, he moved to Memphis to work with Union Central Life Insurance.
After Spending 10 years in insurance, he decided to switch things up a bit and move over to the airline industry where he has been the past four years. His past positions include Ramp Lead for Pinnacle Airlines and Supervisor with Delta Global Services.
Please join us in welcoming Brance to the JetStream Family!
Jetstream Ground Services is pleased to announce the contract award from Frontier Airlines for ground handling services in Charlotte Douglas International airport and Memphis International Airport. These are full handling contracts that include both under wing and above wing services.The contract start dates are February 12 in CLT and March 7th in MEM. “We are excited to add Frontier Airlines to the Jetstream portfolio in both locations and hope this is the first of many opportunities to come with Frontier” said Blake Schultz Jetstream’s’ VP of Sales and Marketing.
On Sunday, November 3rd, JetStream began the AirTran Airways transition to Southwest Airlines in MEM. Charlie Coyle, Emmett Winters, Rob Swanson, Ben Jones and a few special guests worked together with the rest of our MEM JetStream crew to make this transition a success. Charlie Coyle had a few words to say about the transition:
“Let’s See How Far We’ve Come.” What a song by Matchbox Twenty, but it is also true of what began on the morning of Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 at Memphis International Airport. For several weeks, Team MEM has been training to begin a new phase within our MEM operation. A transition that has been a little over a year in the making, and one that brought a king out to welcome it in.
AirTran Airways transitioned to Southwest Airlines in MEM on Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 at 10:00 am (Central Time). Besides Team MEM welcoming in the new flight, Elvis Presley along with the media welcomed Southwest Airlines to Memphis International Airport. The team led by Emmett Winters, General Manager and Rob Swanson, Shift Manager executed the transition with ease. Of course, the team could not have achieved such a great feat without the assistance of Ben Jones, ROC General Manager, Matt Heid, ROC Supervisor/ Trainer, Chris Hughes, CLT Supervisor/ Trainer and Jeff Henshaw, GSO Supervisor who assisted Emmett and Rob with overseeing the AirTran Ops while Rob was in training.
The efforts by all are a great reflection of how JetStream Ground Services supports and provides exceptional customer service to our airline partners. Our thanks to Team MEM and to all who participated in the weeks that led up to the transition along with those that played a part during the transition week. Your efforts are what make JetStream standout among out competitors.
Regional Auditor – Bill Biggers just recently joined JetStream as our newest addition to Gail Cadorniga’s Safety, Training and Compliance Team.
Bill’s previous experience in safety audits began when he managed dining cabin services in 39 cities, both international and domestic, for 4 years as the Regional Field Representative for US Airways. Bill also held another position with US Airways as a Ground Operations Training Instructor for 7 years.
Bill says he “is very excited about joining the JetStream Ground Services Family!”
We are happy to have Bill as part of the JetStream Family!
MEM General Manager – Emmett Winters joined our team last week as the new MEM General Manager. Emmett has over 20 years experience in the airline industry. His previous job titles include Duty Manager, Airport Customer Service Manager, Operations Manager, Cargo Station Manager and Manager of Outbound Operations.
Emmett started with us last week and says “it is an honor to work for a top notch company here at JetStream.”
We are glad to have you with us Emmett!!!