DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ameriflight, LLC announced today that Terry Gleason has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Gleason, an airline industry veteran is a former USMC aviator and graduate of the United States Navy Fighter Weapons TOPGUN School. He served eight years active duty flying the F-4 Phantom II followed by 10 years in the Reserves, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. Following his active duty military service Mr. Gleason flew for American Airlines and then Southwest Airlines where he enjoyed a 32 year career before retiring in 2014. Mr. Gleason had many roles at Southwest including line pilot, check airman and ultimately Senior Chief Pilot overseeing 7,500 flight crewmembers.
“We believe Mr. Gleason’s experience at one of the world's most beloved and successful airlines will be invaluable in our goal to make Ameriflight more employee-centric, and part of a preferred career path for flight crewmembers,” stated Jim Martell, owner and Chairman of the Board of Ameriflight.
Founded in 1968, Ameriflight has grown from a small air charter and cargo service carrier to an international operator and the largest US 14 CFR Part 135 air cargo carrier, operating scheduled and contract cargo services in 43 US states, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
Ameriflight is headquartered in Dallas, TX and has more than 700 employees including over 200 pilots and over 200 aircraft.
“Our business is not delivering a priority shipment on-time; it’s delivering millions of pieces on-time... day after day... year after year. This is what we do.”
Ameriflight provides feeder services for overnight express carriers nationwide and internationally including UPS, FedEx, and DHL. The airline also serves major freight forwarders, manufacturers, and other high priority shippers.