From Contractor to a 24-Year Career

From Contractor to a 24-Year Career

I started at Inland as a contracted operator during the pilot launch of a recovery program at Washington Dulles International Airport back in 1998. After that first season, a full program was launched at both Dulles (IAD) and Reagan National (DCA) Airports, and I was chosen as the Supervisor for the DCA operation. Although challenging, the airport operations environment proved to be very interesting and rewarding, and I was hooked. From that point on, I have been fortunate enough to take on more responsibilities. I was promoted to IAD Supervisor, which was a much larger operation, followed by advancement to the IAD Manager, and finally to my current position as Director of Operations for the Greater Washington, DC, region. What began as a recovery and recycling operation only for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has grown over the years to include recovery operations at Joint Base Andrews; transportation and recycling of high-strength spent ADF along with a Glyvac/GRV lease for Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI); rubber and paint removal operations at DCA, BWI, and IAD, and, as of 2018–2019, IDS deicing services at IAD for several airlines.