An Advisory's Welcome

Oct. 4, 2006
In our June/July issue, if you were paying attention, you saw a new listing of names on the Editor's Note page.

Our Advisory Board is here to ensure that you are provided with the latest industry news and the most accurate and timely business buzz as it happens. We not only thank them for their participation, but welcome their input as we help move the industry forward.

Yvonne Coleman

Marketing Manager, ASIG

Yvonne joined ASIG in 1998, during a time of significant growth and expansion. She now serves as the marketing manager responsible for internal and external corporate communications worldwide. Her duties at ASIG include website management, corporate advertising, web-based initiatives, production of corporate collateral and press announcements. Her industry knowledge is also called upon to assist with sales related objectives. Yvonne obtained a degree in Business Administration from Bernard M. Baruch College and began working for the American National Standards Institute in 1995, where she worked in the marketing department for several years.

Jody Lonergan

Manager-Corporate GSE, Continental Airlines

Throughout her 17 year career with Continental, Jody has held positions within many facets of the operating division including: ramp operations, finance, regulatory compliance, contract services, training/curriculum development and now GSE. Since joining the GSE group in late 2000, the world of GSE has changed vastly from standard operating units to new technology in electrics, hybrids, alternative fuels and cross utilization of units into new operating environments. She is very excited about the opportunity to participate in this Editorial Advisory Board and looks forward to taking GSE’s portion of the aviation industry to a new level.

CMSGT Darryl W. Clark

USAF (RET) Web Manager,

Darryl recently completed a 30-year career in the Air Force culminating as test management group superintendent. He holds an AAS in Aerospace Ground Equipment Technology and a BS degree in Professional Aeronautics with a minor in Aviation/Aerospace Safety. Darryl's entire career was spent in maintenance and ground support with a strong background in support equipment acquisitions, process improvement, quality assurance and test and evaluation.

Six years ago, he founded the website; dedicated to ground support personnel and Information sharing. Darryl's leading edge knowledge of the impact of new technologies on GSE as well as his military background make him a perfect addition to the Advisory Board.

Rob Lamb

Vice President-Sales and Marketing, Charlatte America

Rob has a degree in International Business/Spanish and started in the industry 15 years ago by selling global logistics for Emery Air Freight. Before joining Charlatte, Rob spent several years with Stewart & Stevenson and TUG Technologies.

Rob's experience with electric tractors and belt loaders will assist the editorial staff at Ground Support Worldwide as more customers inquire about alternative-fuel vehicles.

Mark Blalock

Vice President-Sales and Service, North America, TLD

Mark's career began during college with Rockwell International's Business Aircraft Division. He and his father established a consulting services company that developed an equipment design and production company in the early 1980's. Providing products primarily for the regional airline industry, EBA Inc. was sold to Devtec Corporation which, through acquisition, became a part of TLD. Today, Mark is proud to be part of the TLD team offering products and services to customers worldwide.

Michael Bloomfield

Major Shareholder, Sage Parts

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.

Joseph Fuqua

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.

Scott Gordon

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.

Antoine Maguin


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 Mackiewicz

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.

Dewey Kulzer

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.

Debra Guinand Yates

Owner, Triton Technologies, LLC

Debra completed a Masters Degree in Business Communication in Utah before teaching journalism and public speaking in college. In the mid 80's, she began her aviation career as a GSE Purchasing Agent for America West Airlines. In 1989, Debra began selling GSE including pushback and baggage tractors, aircraft and facility maintenance contracts, deicing vehicles and more. At Triton, Debra markets and sells GSE—primarily aerial work platforms—to aviation end users including airlines and aircraft manufacturers.