Michael possesses both BBA and BS degrees from Western Michigan University with majors in Marketing and Automotive Engineering. Michael has managed the replacement parts business for several of the leading manufacturers of aircraft ground support equipment including Cochran Western (Lantis), FMC and Jetway as well as the parts distribution for TRW's Jet Engine Parts Division. Prior to acquiring Sage Parts, he became development vice president of a leading software development business, which specialized in aircraft maintenance management, aircraft parts inventory control systems and crew scheduling systems. He also designed inventory control, warehouse logistics and electronic commerce systems for centralized distribution warehouses.
General Manager of Ground Support Equipment
Company: Delta Air Lines Inc.
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Joe has extensive experience in ground support equipment (GSE) maintenance and management. This includes his time with the United States Marine Corps and also as a Delta employee since 1979, beginning as a GSE mechanic. He has spent his entire career in GSE with increasing responsibilities including engineer, supervisor and system manager. As the general manager, he will be responsible for the daily activities and long-term planning of the GSE maintenance and the system stationary maintenance teams. He will also have oversight of the GSE engineering, technical publications, asset group, maintenance planning group, training, material planning and ULD teams. He will be responsible for the capital, operating and technological budget planning and adherence.
He holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from Columbia Southern University and undergraduate degrees in electronics and business administration. Joe is widely recognized throughout the GSE Industry and serves as an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Aviation Ground Equipment (AGE) committee, which produces industry specifications for ground equipment. He is also a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) / Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) and is co-authoring the Standard for Self-Propelled Elevating Work Platforms ANSI A92.7 document.
Executive Vice President, TLD America
After nearly three decades in the industry, Scott finds himself headquartered in Windsor, Conn. as vice president of TLD America. 28 years ago, after earning his marketing degree, he began selling Hobart GPU's alongside his father and uncle. The family company ultimately merged with Deytec Corporation and was then sold to TLD in 1991. Scott moved up the TLD ranks and into the position he holds today as a proud member of a world leader in the GSE community.
COO TLD Group; CEO TLD USA
Antoine, a graduate of Ecole des Mines de Paris, spent the first 18 months of his professional career in the automotive industry. He switched gears and spent five years in the mining equipment industry as a production manager before he became the COO of a TAMROCK Group division. He came on board at TLD in 1993 as CEO of TLD Europe and later, in 1999, Antoine was appointed CEO of TLD USA and its subsidiaries—whereupon he moved to the U.S. After five years in the States, he returned to France and became COO of the TLD Group.
Stan is a former staff liason, NATA-Maintenance and System Technology Committee, Airline Services Council and former primary NATA Liason-Federal Aviation Administration.
Stan is an experienced professional in engineering, program management, business development and government affairs. He has contributed to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). He holds a BS in Aeronautics from Parks College of St. Louis University, an FAA A&P Mechanic certification and commercial pilot certification with instrument and multi-engine ratings.
Program Director, Elite Line Services, Inc.
Dewey started out with an Aviation Administration Degree and has remained in the aviation industry for 30 years. He began his career in station operations as a station manager for commuter airlines before managing GSE for Air Wisconsin and SunAire. After his position as supervisor of GSE for Air Cal, he moved to American Airlines as the senior engineer and manager of GSE for 10 years. Dewey is now the program director for Elite Line Services, responsible for Alaska Airlines. He's married with three children, all of whom are adapting to Alaska.