Meridian Teterboro Promotes Key Employees to Top Positions
Five Employees Recognized for Outstanding Efforts
Teterboro, New Jersey July 22, 2002
On July 15, 2002, Ken Forester, CEO of Meridian Teterboro promoted several key employees to top positions in the company. Dennis O’Connell was promoted to President of Meridian Air Charter and Steve Chandoha was promoted to President of the Fixed Base Operation. Aida Libirian was promoted to Vice President of Accounting, Betsy Wines was promoted to Vice President of Customer Service and Human Resources and John Langschultz was promoted to Vice President of Jet Maintenance.
Dennis O’Connell started part time with Meridian in 1984 as a mechanic and working for line service while attending Embry Riddle. Upon graduating in 1986 he started as the flight school manager. In 1988, he became the line service manager and in 1990 the Director of Maintenance for Meridian’s Charter operation. In 2000, Dennis was promoted to Vice President/General Manager of the Charter company. Meridian’s charter department has eight aircraft and 55 employees.
Steve Chandoha has been with the company since 1988. He graduated with an MBA from Embry Riddle and started as the Flight School Manager. Over the years his responsibilities increased and in 2000 he was promoted to the Vice President/General Manager of the FBO. Steve is currently responsible for 45 employees.
Aida Libirian started with Meridian in 1985 as the bookkeeper in the accounting department. Prior to working for Meridian she worked at Beechcraft for four years as an accountant. Over the years Aida has grown with the company and now manages the accounting department for both the FBO and the Charter company.
Betsy Wines started at Meridian in 1985 in Customer Service. In 1987 she was promoted to Customer Service Manager. She handles Customer Service as well as manages the benefits for all of Meridian’s employees. Betsy has been recognized as the #1 Customer Service Employee in the United States by pilots in the Professional Pilot Survey for the past five years.
John Langschultz came to Meridian in 1995 with more than 16 years experience as Director of Maintenance for American Cyanamid’s Flight Department. He started the repair station for Meridian Teterboro and the department has been growing ever since. Meridian is now an approved repair station for Learjets, Falcons, Citations, Challengers, Beechjets, Hawkers, and Gulfstreams.
Ken Forester, CEO of Meridian Teterboro, stated "Our management, charter, jet maintenance, and FBO operations have been growing very consistently for the last ten years. We are currently adding a Gulfstream IV and a Hawker 800A to our managed fleet. We are also becoming a Honeywell 731 line service center and are building a new terminal and a 40,000 square foot service center at Teterboro. These recent promotions reflect the professionalism and competency of key team leaders who have been instrumental in our past success. Their dedication to our customers and to our employees will assure our future as a leader in providing the highest quality service."
Meridian Teterboro is a full service FBO offering aircraft fueling services, aircraft maintenance, aircraft charter and a flight training center.