Executive Team

Kenneth Forester Kenneth Forester, CEO
Ken is owner and CEO of Meridian, and son of Ken Forester, Sr., founding father of today's Meridian. Ken has over forty years of experience in the aviation industry. He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy, and served in the U.S. Air Force flying the F102. After the military, he later joined his father's company at Teterboro Airport. Ken honors his father's legacy by continuing to grow the company from its aircraft maintenance roots into a full-service private aviation company.
Steve Chandoha Steve Chandoha, President of Meridian Teterboro
Steve started his career with Meridian in 1988 after earning his MBA from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He began his tenure as Flight School Manager and progressed to General Manager, Vice President and currently holds the office of President of Meridian Teterboro.
John Langschultz John Langschultz, VP of Meridian Jet Center
John has served the aviation industry for over thirty years. He has been with Meridian since 1995, when he started as the facility manager. John graduated from Teterboro School of Aeronautics and serves on the board of the local PAMA chapter at Teterboro, of which he is also a member.
Aida Libiran Aida Libiran, VP of Accounting
Aida began her career with Meridian in 1985 as bookkeeper. In 2002 she was promoted to Vice President of Accounting. Aida earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of the East (Philippines) with a major in Accounting.
Betsy Wines Betsy Wines, VP of Customer Service & Human Resources
Betsy started her career at Meridian in 1985 as a flight school dispatcher and was promoted to Customer Service manager shortly thereafter. Since then, she has risen to become the Vice President of Customer Service & Human Resources. She is currently an FBO Advisor to the CAA Board. Betsy has been recognized as the #1 CSR by the Professional Pilot PRASE survey 16 times.
Per Karlsson Per Karlsson, Director of Maintenance - Meridian Jet Center
Per has been with Meridian since 1999. Throughout his career Per has worked with a range of aircraft as an aircraft technician, lead technician, and Meridian Jet Center’s Crew Chief. He was trained and educated in Sweden, Canada, and the US. He is an experienced flight instructor.