Mr. Anthony Romeo, Chairman and CEO
Mr. Romeo began his transportation career in 1971 with Overseas National Airlines. He held Vice President Positions at Mid-West Airlines and Fleming International Airlines. In 1980 he saw the opportunity to support the rapidly growing supplemental and cargo airline industry with third-party handling services and founded Miami Aircraft Support. Miami Aircraft Support grew to be one of the largest providers of ground-handling services in the United States. Supporting such customers as Emery Worldwide, Kitty Hawk, Evergreen International and Express One, Miami Aircraft Support became the largest non-direct Postal Service contractor. The company’s operations supported the prime Postal Service contractors in ANET, WNET, DNET, Coastal Taxi, PMPC, and CNET peak season operations. The company was sold in 1999. Once again seeing the need for quality handling support to the aviation and warehousing community, Mr. Romeo founded Cargo Force in 2002 and purchased the business of Advance Cargo Services in 2003. In 2009, Mr. Romeo purchased the business operations of International Cargo Marketing Consultants (Alliance Airlines). That company will experience approximately $56 million in revenues in 2010. The combined companies now operate in twelve cities for over 20 major customers, including eight Terminal Handling Service Contracts (THS). As with all successful privately owned corporations, Mr. Romeo is very active and hands-on in the daily operation of the company. Tony views the Postal Service as an important and key customer in the growth of Cargo Force.
Jared Azcuy, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Azcuy contributes nineteen years of experience in the transportation handling industry. As Vice President of Administration for Miami Aircraft Support, Mr. Azcuy oversaw all administrative, accounting and finance functions handled at its Miami headquarters. Following the MAS sale to WFS in 1999, Mr. Azcuy was retained by WFS to oversee the integration of both corporate offices. In 2002, Mr. Azcuy was employed by Phoenix Fuel Corporation (also owned by Mr. Romeo) as its Vice President and oversaw its finance, accounting, purchasing and sales divisions. While at Phoenix Fuel in 2002 Mr. Azcuy helped found Cargo Force where he continues to manage all the leasing, purchasing, payables, receivables, payroll, benefits and contract administration for Cargo Force’s operations and locations. Mr. Azcuy graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors degree.
Gerald (Jerry) Finn, President
Jerry accepted the position of President, at Alliance Ground International, LLC. in April of 2011, relocating from Atlanta, GA. to AGI’s Headquarters in Coral Gables, Florida.
Having 31 years of Aviation Service Industry experience, Jerry will be applying his Aircraft Ramp and Cargo Operations, Sales, Financial and Contractual expertise to one of the fastest growing Ground Handling companies in North America, AGI and its affiliate, Cargo Force, Inc, under the leadership of Chairman and CEO, Tony Romeo.
Jerry began his career in Syracuse, NY in late 1981 with CFE Services, Inc.(now known as Swissport CFE,Inc.)working Ramp Handling Operations for Emery Airfeight’s 727 Freighters. Jerry was quickly promoted to Station Manager for CFE Services, Inc. at Harrisburg, PA, Pittsburgh, PA and then Raleigh-Durham, NC over the next several years. In 1988 Jerry founded his own small-sized Ramp Services Company managing Ramp Handling contracts for UPS Next Day Air service at both Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte, NC. In 1998, Jerry continued his career with Miami Aircraft Support(MAS)as the SE Region Manager until it was purchased by Worldwide Flight Services(WFS) in 1999. Jerry then continued his career with WFS as SE Region VP until 2001.
Thereafter, Jerry joined Swissport CFE, Inc as Vice President Operations which conducted Ramp Handling Operations for such customers as UPS, Emery, BAX Global, DHL and the USPS. Jerry then joined Swissport sister company Swissport Cargo Services as VP East Region in 2003 with overall operation and financial responsibilities at 10 North American cargo handling locations with annual revenue exceeding USD $80 million. In 2006, Jerry was appointed VP Sales & Marketing, North America for Swissport Cargo Services and remained in this role until March 2011.