Meridian is pleased to welcome Nehemias Camacho as director of ground operations. Camacho, who most recently served as a manager of ramp services at United Airlines, spent 21 years with Meridian, primarily as line services manager. He joined United in early 2020 in what he calls “a rare opportunity to experience the commercial side of the aviation industry.”
“We are delighted to welcome Camacho back to Meridian,” says Meridian president Steve Chandoha. “The experience he gained at United, coupled with his knowledge, skills and previous tenure at Meridian, complements the expertise he brings to this new position. This is especially relevant as we strive to deliver the best possible FBO experience.”
Last year, Meridian made the strategic decision to realign its business units to focus exclusively on its core FBO business. Meridian currently has two FBOs at Teterboro airport near New York City and Hayward Executive airport near San Francisco that continue the company's long legacy.
As director of ground operations at Meridian Teterboro, Camacho has overall responsibility for the departments of line service, security, ground service equipment and detailing. As the company continues to experience an uptick in business and growth, his role will be expanding.
“It's really great being back at Meridian,” says Camacho. “Returning to the company was seamless in some ways, but in other ways, it's very different with the added responsibilities of my new position. One thing that has remained the same is the feeling of being with family that working at Meridian gives you. I made the decision to join United because it was an opportunity to learn something new. I definitely learned some things that I had not been exposed to in business aviation, and at the same time, there were skills I learned at Meridian that I was able to implement at United. I feel that I made an impact with United's leadership team while also improving the relationship between frontline employees and leaders. Motivating others to provide the best service to every customer made me realise how much I appreciated Meridian and what it stands for.”
Chandoha concludes: “These are exciting times for Meridian. Along with Camacho and the rest of the Meridian team, we will continue to do what we do best – put every customer first.”