Meridian Names Patti Ann Sullivan Vice President of Aircraft Management

Meridian is pleased to announce that Patti Ann Sullivan has been named Vice President of Aircraft Management. In her new position, Ms. Sullivan will oversee the sales of aircraft management services and will be responsible for driving the growth of the aircraft management business. Ms. Sullivan has extensive business aviation experience, specializing in aircraft banking, finance and sales. She will be based at the company’s headquarters at Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, NJ.

“I am delighted to welcome Patti to the Meridian team,” says Emil Iannone, Meridian’s Chief Operating Officer. “Her background and experience in multiple disciplines within the industry will be a definite asset as we continue to grow our aircraft management business and, more importantly, strengthen our client relationships.”

Ms. Sullivan’s responsibilities include developing and visiting prospective new clients, negotiating aircraft management agreements, coordinating with other Meridian departments to ensure a smooth transition from the sales process to in-service operation and managing regional sales executives. In addition, she will focus on the needs of existing customers, offering counsel on the optimum operational and financial strategies to maximize the value and efficiency of their aircraft ownership. Ms. Sullivan will also be an active presence in the industry, representing the company at various events and association meetings.

“I am delighted to join such a well-respected organization as Meridian,” says Sullivan. “Meridian is a leader in the business aviation industry and is well-known for its outstanding customer satisfaction and commitment to excellence. I look forward to contributing to the continued growth of our aircraft management business.”

Prior to joining Meridian, Ms. Sullivan was Executive Vice President of Elevate Jet, an aircraft management and charter company in Bedford, MA. She also worked for Executive Jet Management (EJM), serving as an East Coast Vice President of Aircraft Management and Owner Services, successfully increasing the company’s market share in the region. Prior to EJM, Ms. Sullivan held several positions of increasing responsibility in the aviation finance sector with a variety of leading institutions, including Key Bank and Textron Financial. She also has extensive experience providing strategic, operational and financial advisory services to aircraft management, charter and executive aviation enterprises.

Ms. Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a minor in Finance from Boston University. She has earned Dale Carnegie Certificates in Sales, Presentation and Leadership Effectiveness. She is a past Board Member of NAFA, MBAA and NARA (associate) and is a member of NBAA, HAI, NATA and IAWA.

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Meridian Promotes Mike Moore to VP of Aviation Sales

Mike Moore, VP of Aviation Sales
Mike Moore, VP of Aviation Sales

Teterboro, NJ, April 9, 2014 – Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport, is pleased to announce that Mike Moore has been promoted to VP of Aviation Sales for Meridian Air Charter. Mr. Moore has been with Meridian since 2008 in the role of selling Aircraft Management. Moore’s history at Meridian extends even further back to when he worked there as a Charter representative from 1994 to 1996, when the company was known as Million Air Charter. Mike is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and has over 20 years of aviation experience.

Mr. Moore will continue to have ongoing responsibilities for his Aircraft Management duties, including budgeting, retention and development. He will also continue to lead Meridian’s Retail Sales team, a group of aviation professionals located around the country who are dedicated to growing the charter business through new retail customers. In addition, Moore will also be tasked with the development and growth of Meridian’s expansion into the Northern California market.

Dennis O’Connell, President of Meridian Air Charter, said, “Mike has earned a well-deserved promotion for his contributions to the team. Since he began his responsibilities in Aircraft Management, Mike has driven the growth of the Meridian managed fleet into a wide spectrum of types that spans from a Citation Mustang to a Gulfstream G550. In his new position as VP, Mike will continue to be responsible for developing both the breadth and depth of our fleet, with an added focus towards the Northern California region as we continue our expansion to the West Coast and beyond.”


Meridian Names Ladouceur Vice President

Teterboro, NJ, November 23, 2011 – Meridian Air Charter, the charter sales arm of Meridian, is pleased to announce that Andrew Ladouceur has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Charter Sales and Client Services.  Ladouceur has extensive industry experience, having worked in corporate aviation for over twenty years.  He graduated from the State University of New York at Farmingdale with a degree in Aviation Management.  Andrew began his career at Meridian in 2003 as Director of Charter Sales, and he was responsible for managing and developing the Air Charter group over the last 8 years. 
Dennis O’Connell, President of Meridian Air Charter, had this to say, “We at Meridian feel that Andrew’s promotion was an appropriate way to recognize the many contributions that he has made to the development and growth of our charter business over the years.  He truly understands the needs of our clients, and how to navigate the rough waters of a business that can be very difficult to manage at times”.
In his new role as VP, Mr. Ladouceur will continue to be responsible for managing the Air Charter business domestically, as well as have new responsibilities for seeking to grow the business internationally as private aviation expands into emerging markets. 
About Meridian:
Meridian is a full-service, private aviation company based in Teterboro, NJ, located just minutes from New York City.  The company has earned numerous industry awards and accolades for its outstanding service and state-of-the-art facility.  Meridian owns and operates businesses that include Aircraft Management, Aircraft Maintenance, Air Charter, and a world-class Executive Terminal / FBO that was completed in 2006.
The historical roots of Meridian originated in 1946 when company founder and former WWII test pilot, Ken Forester, Sr., began converting military transport aircraft for executive operation.  Opened at Teterboro in 1958, Meridian was one of the early pioneers of private aviation in the New York City market.  Today, the company is led by Ken Forester, Jr., making Meridian the longest continuously operating aviation services company in the New York Metropolitan Area, and the only remaining family-owned business at Teterboro Airport (TEB).
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