CLT-Director Of Hub Operations
We would like to welcome Joe Lovitt who recently joined our team in CLT as the new Director of Hub Operations.
Joe’s career in the airline industry began in 1979 with Continental Airlines in Houston, TX. He has also lived in Bismarck, ND and Columbus, OH where he was the General Manager at both locations.
In 1992, he became tired of the cold weather, so he moved down south where he worked in West Palm Beach and Pensacola.
This past March, Joe retired and spent some time working on his golf game and refinishing furniture until he came to CLT to join the Jetstream Team.
Welcome Joe, we are happy to have you with us
CLT – General Manager Ramp Operations
Jeff Pierce has recently been promoted from 3rd Shift Manager on the utility side to the General Manager of Ramp Operations in CLT.
His new responsibilities will include the Southwest and Frontier Ramp operations.Jeff began his career with Jetstream in 2013 and has over 30 years of ramp and utility experience which is why Jeff is the perfect candidate for this position. Keep up the good work Jeff!
CMH – Duty Manager
Congratulations to our new Duty Manager in CMH, Ashley Andracchio.
Ashley joined our JetStream team in July 2014 as a Training Coordinator and quickly worked her way up to Duty Manager. Her airline industry career began in 2009 where she worked for airlines such as Piedmont, Air Wisconsin, and Republic Airways.
In her free time, Ashley and her husband love to travel and her passion is cooking. She attended Culinary School while working for Air Wisconsin, but she says she always winds back up at the airport because she really loves aviation.
Congratulations on your new position Ashley, we are happy to have you as part of our team!
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!
Good morning all. Here is a DYK (photo) and also a look at what one passenger on the Miracle on the Hudson flight 1549 wrote about accountability for one’s self (see photo). As far as the DYK information, keep in mind that there were 150 passengers onboard.
Regarding the Accountability photo, through this experience, the passenger’s comment relates to being safe. His comment brings up a good point and is relative to how we work here at JetStream Ground Services. When it comes to safety, each individual is accountable for their actions and should be aware of their surroundings. He also throws a little humor at the end of his comment.
NOTE: The aircraft suffered more damage from the crane’s chains in lifting it from the Hudson and from forklifts in placing it onto a semi-trailer than the actual impact of the fuselage hitting the water.
Source: The Miracle on the Hudson display of US1549 at the Carolinas Aviation Museum
Blog written by Chris Snyder, JetStream Ground Services Manager of Safety and Compliance
DEN – Shift Manager
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!!
PVD – Station Manager
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!
DEN – 3rd Shift Supervisor
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!
CLT – General Manager
We are pleased to announce that Thomas Kandt started with JetStream as the new General Manager at our CLT location last week.
Thomas has been in the airline industry since 1976 when he worked as a Ramp Agent with Hughes Aviation. Over the years, he has worked with companies such as Signature Flight Support, Aircraft Service International, DGS, Quantem Aviation Services and ATS. Thomas would like to mention that “In order to be successful and provide the best service, our people and communication is the key to success”.
Please join us in welcoming Thomas to the JetStream team!
TPA – General Manager
Michael Bailey is our newest General Manager for JetStream. He just started his career with us today at the TPA location. He has worked for Prospect Airport Services since 2009 and prior to Prospect, he worked for Northwest Airlines for over 20 years. Michael is the proud father of two boys, Michael and Matthew and three grandchildren Caiden, Layla and his third is due next month. We are happy to have Michael as part of our team and congratulations on your upcoming new addition to the family!
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.
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!
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!