Kenneth I. Denos, 47 - Chief Executive Officer
In addition to his role as the Company’s CEO and Chairman, Mr. Denos is presently a member of the board, Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer of Equus Total Return, Inc. (NYSE: EQS), a closed-end fund traded on the New York Stock Exchange. He has served as a member of the Equus Board since July 2008, as its Secretary since June 2010, and as Chief Compliance Officer since July 2011. From August 2007 until June 2009, he was the Chief Executive Officer and President of Equus, and from June 2005 to August 2007, he was the Executive Vice President of Equus. Mr. Denos is presently the Chairman and CEO of the Acadia Group, Inc., an international corporate finance and investment firm, having served in this capacity since March 2009. From August 2009 to December 2014, Mr. Denos also served as the Deputy Chairman of London Pacific & Partners, Inc., a Los Angeles-based advisory and investment firm which specializes in the healthcare, hospitality, and natural resources industries. From May 2007 until October 2009, Mr. Denos served as the Chief Executive Officer of MCC Global N.V., an international corporate finance and advisory conglomerate based in Amsterdam. Ha has also previously served as a director and head of M&A for two London Stock Exchange listed companies: Tersus Energy (LSE:TER) and Healthcare Enterprise Group (LSE:HCEG). In addition to a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance and Political Science, he holds a Master of Business Administration and a Juris Doctor from the University of Utah.
David Hodgdon - Chief Operating Officer (Bulk Fuels)
David Hodgdon is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience in project and program management. David holds a degree in Environmental Engineering (Applied Environmental Technologies) with a background in Logistics, Geology, Petroleum, Civil and Structural Engineering disciplines. Schools of study were University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Hawaii, Alaska Pacific University, Northeastern University Boston, Colorado School of Mines (Gold Mining) and Red Rocks Community College, Colorado (Program Operations and Management).
As Chief Operation officer of Fuel Stream Distribution Inc. Fuel Stream’s bulk fuel division, Mr. Hodgdon, oversees all daily operations including direct refinery procurement, transportation and ground logistics, bunkering and delivery of Jet and Residual Fuels, ULSD, Light & Medium Crude Oil in Europe and North America.
Chene C. Gardner - Chief Financial Officer
Chene Gardner. Mr. Gardner, age 50, is the President of Chene C. Gardner & Associates, Inc., a company which provides accounting services and specializes in assisting public entities with their filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Gardner has previously served as the Chief Financial Officer and Principal Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Gardner also currently serves as Financial Controller of several public companies such as Start Scientific, Inc., Helmer Directional Drilling, Inc. and Uplift Nutrition, Inc. All these companies are filers of reports pursuant to requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"). Mr. Gardner also assists several non-public companies with their accounting functions. Mr. Gardner has five years of auditing and accounting experience with the firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP from June 1990 to August, 1995, serving clients in the banking, manufacturing, and retail industries. Mr. Gardner holds Bachelor and Master of Accounting degrees from Weber State University.
Kevin Blanco - V.P. of Worldwide Sales
Kevin Blanco graduated George T. Baker aviation school in the late eighties and received his aviation mechanics license from the FAA. Kevin has always dreamed of working on airplanes and with his first job at a flight school in Miami he was able to not only work on airplanes but he also learned to fly. Kevin has over 25 years of experience in aviation and over 17 years of running a successful business.
Arthur Steyn - Africa, Europe and Middle East Representative
Arthur Steyn is the Company's Head of Sales & Business Development in Africa and the Middle East. He has over 15 years experience in the aviation industry in various fields ranging from Flight Operations, Safety & Quality Assurance. Arthur started his career with the South African national carrier South African Airways (SAA) not long after school where he was employed to work in their scheduling department. His talent and willingness to learn was quickly recognised by the Flight Operations department who offered him a position in Operations. After 6 Years at SAA rising through the ranks from Junior to Senior Operations Controller, Arthur decided that it was time to take his career on a new path so he then went to work for one of the first 100% Black Owned Airlines 'Interlink Airlines', where he was directly involved in a variety of different tasks including Deportation Flights, VIP Flights, VVIP Flights, BIG 5 (President & Ministers), Scheduled Flights, Charter Flights and Pilgrimage flights (Hajj & Umrah). After 4 years with Interlink Airlines he was offered a job at Lanseria Airport to work for one of their biggest operators at that time, Allegiance Air who were doing contract work in Africa & Middle East. Not long after that he was head hunted again by Global Aviation in 2011 to run their Station in Dubai. He also spent time in India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Dubai, Ivory Coast, Congo, Senegal as a Station Manager. Arthur went on to become the Operations Manager for Global Aviation. He is now pursuing his passion for the transport industry with Fuelstream.
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