Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company, is pleased to announce that Jeremy Ojerholm has joined its charter sales team as a Charter Sales Executive. Mr. Ojerholm will be based at the company’s newly opened sales office at Opa-Locka Executive Airport in Miami, FL. He will be responsible for growing the overall retail charter business as well as focus on business development in the South Florida market.
“We currently have charter sales offices in key areas of the country, including the West Coast and the Northeast Corridor, and the addition of a sales office in Florida is part of our growth strategy,” said Chris Battaglia, Meridian’s Director of Charter Sales. “Our enhanced presence in this major market area gives us more opportunities to reach new customers as well as serve our existing clients. Jeremy’s background and experience will be a great asset in our continued growth, and I am pleased to welcome him to our team.”
Mr. Ojerholm has worked in business aviation for over 17 years, and comes to Meridian with an extensive background in charter sales/operations, jet card membership programs, aircraft sourcing and scheduling, direct client and aircraft owner relations, and FBO services. He has prior experience with many well-known business aviation companies, including Bohlke International Airways, Alerion Aviation, M&N Aviation, Signature Flight Support, and Sentient Flight Group.
Prior to his tenure in aviation, Mr. Ojerholm worked at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts where he won many awards for Guest Services, including the coveted “Employee of the Year” award and Where magazine’s “Guest Ambassador of the Year” award for the City of Boston. Jeremy, who is originally from Boston, is an Honors Graduate of Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA. He currently resides in Miami and will work from Meridian’s new charter sales office located in Fontainebleau Aviation at Opa-Locka Executive Airport.
Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, NJ, is pleased to announce that Chris Battaglia has been named Director of Charter Sales. Mr. Battaglia is a seasoned business aviation veteran with thirteen years of charter sales experience, six years of financial management experience, and is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Mr. Battaglia will be responsible for executing the long-term sales strategy of Meridian Air Charter, managing the daily operations of charter sales, and developing the West Coast charter business, which will be based at Hayward Executive Airport (HWD) in Hayward, CA, once the FBO and hangar facilities are completed in 2016.
Chris began his aviation career in 2002 with TAG Aviation starting as a Charter Services Representative. Over the years, he was promoted to roles of increasing responsibility, until he left the company as Director of Charter Services. In 2009, he continued his aviation career at TWC Aviation, where he was eventually promoted to VP of Charter Sales. He was responsible for all charter activities in both the wholesale and retail sales areas, while managing a large team of charter sales directors and representatives.
Dennis O’Connell, President of Meridian Air Charter, had this to say, “Chris brings a wealth of charter experience and knowledge to our company. He is joining us during an exciting period of growth as we continue to expand our fleet and build our operation in California. We are looking forward to him helping us get to the next level, and we are very happy to have him on our team.”