Meridian Joins Runners in Annual Teterboro Airport 5K

Team Meridian at the Teterboro Airport 5K.

Team Meridian at the Teterboro Airport 5K.

On Saturday, July 19, 2014, about 900 runners participated in the 17th Annual PSE&G Teterboro 5K, which was held at Teterboro Airport in Bergen County, NJ. The race supports Bergen County’s United Way, one of the largest charitable organizations in the community. Its mission is to help people 24 hours a day whenever and wherever help is needed by providing concrete solutions to critical community problems. Proceeds from the run will be used to provide direct services to the most vulnerable residents in the community and to develop programs and financial resources to address unmet needs.

Meridian proudly sponsored a team of 17 runners, 9 of which were Meridian employees. Team Meridian finished 2nd in the ‘TEB Tenant’ category with a total time of 1:04:35 (score of top 3 finishers), and an average time of 21:31. The top finishers were David Fernandez, Bruno Audy, and Jonathan Cabral. Jonathan Cabral also placed in the Top 10 for his age category.

Six of the Meridian employees were also participating in the Meridian “Personal” Challenge, a fitness event that is sponsored by the company to encourage wellness and fitness among employees. All six of the employees had either met or exceeded their personal goal. Meridian employees on the 5K Team included:

Bruno Audy
Geoff Couture
Matt Kemp
Estrella Reynoso
Stalin Fernandez
Jonathan Cabral
Jamie Labocki
Justin Sadler
Christian Fernandez

Congratulations to all of the runners!

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Meridian Exhibits at Van Nuys Regional Forum

Team Meridian at the NBAA Regional Forum in Van Nuys, CA. (l to r: Anthony Banome, Jim Reyes, Ken Forester, Mike Moore, and Kirk Stephen)

Team Meridian at the NBAA Regional Forum in Van Nuys, CA. (l to r: Anthony Banome, Jim Reyes, Ken Forester, Mike Moore, and Kirk Stephen)

Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport (TEB), proudly exhibited at the NBAA Regional Forum held last Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the Van Nuys Airport (VNY) in Van Nuys, CA. The company was well-represented with a team of five, who were there to network and meet with West Coast customers and friends, both old and new. Meridian was able to attract a good crowd at its booth throughout the morning because they were showing the World Cup soccer game that featured the United States vs Germany. While the outcome of the game was not favorable for US soccer fans, the outcome of the show was quite favorable for exhibitors and attendees alike!

NBAA’s Business Aviation Regional Forums are designed to meet the local needs of aviation businesses by providing a venue for exchanging information about specific airport policies, environmental protocols, safety and security proposals, taxation and other issues. At the same time, these events offer an opportunity to underscore the importance of the industry to local leaders in business and government.

NBAA hosts several regional forums each year, bringing together local owners, operators, manufacturers, customers and other industry personnel. The next regional forum will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at Dallas Love Field in Dallas, TX.

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Meridian Promotes Anthony Banome to Director of Fuel Sales

AB Press Release

Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport (TEB), is pleased to announce the promotion of Anthony Banome to Director of Fuel Sales. In addition to his previous responsibilities for maintaining and growing volume of FBO fuel sales, Mr. Banome will also be charged with developing and executing the long-term fuel strategy for both the Meridian FBO and Charter businesses. This will include optimizing fuel cost savings for the Meridian Air Charter fleet, while also seeking strategic alliances with key vendor-partners to leverage efficiencies.

Mr. Banome began his career at Meridian in 2007 as a Customer Service Representative in the FBO. A few years later, he was given additional responsibilities for FBO fuel sales, a role which he grew into very quickly. In 2013, Anthony was a recipient of Airport Business magazine’s ‘40 Under Forty’, an annual award honoring the best and brightest individuals in the aviation industry.

Ken Forester, Meridian’s CEO, had this to say, “Anthony has truly taken the role of selling fuel to the next level with his strong knowledge of industry pricing combined with his keen ability to network. His promotion was well-deserved, and we are proud of the results that Anthony has achieved so far. It will also help us to achieve long-term, sustainable growth by having one point of contact for both the FBO and Charter fuel sales. We are now in a better position to leverage the critical mass of both businesses to help create new opportunities and significant cost-savings for the company.”

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