Mark Matheson, CEO, announced the addition of Glen Gates as division president with Matheson’s Flight Extenders Division. Gates has over 30 years of experience primarily related to air cargo and airline operations. He brings a variety of skills to Matheson including familiarity with international and domestic freight forwarding; passenger and cargo charter in domestic, international and military environments; fleet planning; ramp and terminal operations; and trans-border services for large aircraft.
In addition, Gates spent two years with the United States Postal Service (USPS) in Washington DC where he designed the e-commerce system/digital communications/ performance measurement and financial control applications. He also developed the strategic business plans and corporate aircraft operations objectives for shared and peak season air networks.
Matheson stated that the addition of Gates is intended to fortify the entire Matheson senior management team. Gates will oversee the growth and diversification of all businesses under the Flight Extenders’ umbrella. In addition to existing Terminal Handling contracts, this includes expanding USPS consolidation/deconsolidation contracts, identifying opportunities to provide airline ground handling services, building relationships with air carriers in an effort to development additional revenue opportunities and other ventures that are consistent with Matheson’s long-term strategy.
Matheson is comprised of three operating divisions. Matheson Postal Services contracts with the USPS to haul mail over the road. Matheson Flight Extenders provides services to the USPS at 17 locations where the division handles the exchange of product between the USPS and the USPS air services supplier. In addition, Matheson Flight Extenders manages the ground handling activity for Asiana Airlines at the Portland Airport. The Matheson Environmental division is comprised of DECON Environmental Services and Matheson Environmental Services.
Plans calls for growth and diversification by more than 60 percent through 2019.
Division adds four new strategic metro area markets in less than four months, including former Evergreen EAGLE Aviation operation in Sacremento.