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Meridian Names Carlos Rodriguez Hayward General Manager

Meridian announced that Carlos Rodriguez has been named general manager of Meridian Hayward. Rodriguez had been serving as operations manager at the same location.

In his new role, he will be responsible for overseeing and managing the daily operations of the facility, developing the customer base by communicating the intrinsic value of Hayward Executive Airport in the Bay Area and assuring the service experience reflects Meridian’s high-quality standards. Rodriguez will be managing a staff of 18 employees.

Rodriguez began his career with Meridian in 2002 when the company was part of the Million Air franchise. Through hard work and determination, Rodriguez moved up through the ranks and became the company’s first training & safety coordinator in February of 2013. In 2015, when Meridian decided to expand westward to Hayward Calif., a motivated leader was needed to head up operations and get things off the ground. Rodriguez had excelled in his role as a training & safety coordinator at Meridian Teterboro and he had an interest in moving West, so it was a natural step to promote him to operations manager at Hayward.

After a successful launch in October 2016, the new FBO is continuing to grow under Rodriguez's management. “In 2016, I was very excited to join Meridian’s expansion to the west coast as the company was in the process of laying the foundation of its culture in the heart of the San Francisco Bay area,” Rodriguez said. “Now that we have been operational for almost a year, I look forward to taking the customer experience to the next level. As GM, I hope to incorporate everything I learned at Meridian Teterboro alongside the best team in the industry and deliver the same extraordinary service to our customers here. I am really excited to have the opportunity to grow our brand and service culture in the Bay Area.”

“I am extremely proud of Carlos and all he has accomplished over the last 14 years,” said Ken Forester, Meridian CEO. “He exemplifies what we stand for at Meridian. Our entire team is committed to giving our customers, both at Hayward and Teterboro, the very best service every day.”


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