Glen Gates will join the Amerijet International senior management team as director of charter sales. The announcement was made on June 7 at Amerijet’s office in Miami by Derry Huff, vice president of strategic initiatives.
According to Huff, “The addition of Gates is intended to fortify the entire Amerijet senior management team and help take the company to the next level of charter sales. Glen brings a wealth of industry knowledge, contacts and experience to Amerijet.”
Gates will oversee the growth and diversification of all businesses under the Amerijet charters umbrella. In addition to existing charter contracts, Gates will expand revenue streams that drive higher levels of cargo through the network, e-commerce consolidation/deconsolidation contracts, identify opportunities to provide cargo airline ground and terminal handling services in Miami, and build relationships. Gates will also be involved in the effort to develop additional revenue opportunities that are consistent with Amerijet’s long-term air carrier interline, code share and subcontract growth strategy.
Gates has over 35 years of experience primarily related to air cargo charter and airline terminal operations. He brings a variety of skills to Amerijet, including expertise with international and domestic freight forwarding, e-commerce logistics, narrow-body and wide-body cargo charter in civil and military environments, fleet planning, ramp/terminal operations and aircraft cabin load economics planning for scheduled and on-demand cargo aircraft.
In addition, Gates spent three years with the United States Postal Service - Air Transportation Commodity Management Group in Washington D.C. where he procured dedicated jet freighter capacity and aircraft ground operations suppliers for shared and peak season USPS air networks. He also designed and deployed USPS air mail contract performance measurement, flight tracking, and financial control applications for domestic, military and international air mail.
Gates holds a B.S. in air commerce & transportation technology from Florida Tech - College of Aeronautics, and is a rated pilot with over 2,000 hours in 36 different aircraft and a seaplane rating.
Amerijet is an all-cargo airline with B767-200/300 Freighter aircraft, operating globally from its Miami hub, flying scheduled and non-scheduled high value, temperature controlled, pharmaceutical, oversized and project, hazardous materials, small package, time sensitive air freight and mail to points in the Caribbean, Central and South America, Mexico and Europe. The company handles over 300 million pounds of air freight per year during normal flight operations supported with scheduled road feeder services to Miami from offices in Houston, Atlanta, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.