Fred Sloan Joins TAC Energy as Vice President, Chief Operating Officer.

Aggressive Sales Strategy Launches as TAC Reaches 50 Year Milestone.

April 9, Dallas, Texas – TAC announces the addition of Fred Sloan as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer to the company’s energy marketing division, TAC Energy.

Fred Sloan, VP and COO, TAC Energy.

Fred Sloan, VP and COO, TAC Energy.

A New Jersey native, Sloan has an impressive list of educational credentials as well as petroleum industry experience and leadership. After serving in the United States Marines, he earned a chemical engineering degree and an MBA in finance from Drexel University. His petroleum career includes refinery management, physical and paper product trading, operations optimization analysis, P&L management, commercial portfolio management, sales operations and sales management.  As VP & COO of TAC Energy, Fred holds P&L responsibility for TAC’s refined products marketing division, including functional areas of supply, trading, marketing, operations/logistics and new market growth.

TAC Chairman & CEO Greg Arnold expanded on what Mr. Sloan has brought to the energy marketer.  “Since joining our senior management in September, Fred’s strategic planning and leadership has already delivered incredible results. As we celebrate TAC’s 50th year, I am ecstatic about Fred’s blueprint for our product development, operations optimization and organic growth.”

“Ironically, I really had no intentions of making a career change,” Fred stated about his approach to first meeting with TAC officials.  “But after getting to know more about the company, their work ethic, their culture and success, I came to realize that kicking off the next 50 years of TAC Energy was something I wanted to be a part of.”

Fred Sloan at deskOrganic sales growth is a major focus for the independent energy marketer. In 2011, TAC Energy made the strategic move to expand their sales and marketing team in the company’s Dallas offices, as well as relocating their in-house 24/7 Supply & Logistics call center. Now, TAC plans to “continue the momentum” with the addition of Mr. Sloan to the company’s one billion gallon annualized fuel volume.

TAC originated in 1964 when company founder Truman Arnold became a Conoco commissioned agent. By the mid-1970s, TAC was a regional marketer of fuel at the retail level, building the Road Runner chain throughout Arkansas, East Texas and the Southwest. Through the 1980s, TAC expanded into in-store fast food, terminaling, general aviation fixed base operations and wholesale & commercial oil marketing and products trading, (which operates today as TAC Energy).

Fred Sloan with TAC Chairman and CEO, Greg Arnold.

Fred Sloan with TAC Chairman and CEO, Greg Arnold.

Reflecting on the past 50 years, Greg Arnold is quick to state, “Without a doubt, we would not be where we are today without the vision and hard work of Truman and hundreds of associates, our vendors, and certainly our customers over the past 50 years. However, this is not about the past, it’s about the future. I have no doubt the best days for TAC are ahead.”

 

KEYSTONE AVIATION PROMOTES GREG KELLEY TO FLIGHT SAFETY OFFICER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Greg Kelley, Flight Safety Officer for Keystone Aviation

Greg Kelley, Flight Safety Officer for Keystone Aviation

DALLAS, Texas and SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, (April 7, 2014) – Keystone Aviation, a TAC Air company, is pleased to announce the promotion of Greg Kelley to the position of Flight Safety Officer.  Mr. Kelley has been a pilot for Keystone Aviation since 2001 and holds aircraft type ratings in the Gulfstream 200, Gulfstream 150 and Learjet.

“Greg possesses keen analytical skills as well as an extensive knowledge of flight operations which will be a valuable addition to our Flight Department,” noted Kenny Hepner, Vice President of Flight Operations for Keystone Aviation.

As Flight Safety Officer, Mr. Kelley will assist in the operation, development and promotion of the Safety Management System and Quality Management System in order to continue to enhance Keystone Aviation’s safety culture.

Mr. Kelley has over 8,600 hours of flight time and holds a bachelor’s degree in Technology Management and an associate’s degree in Aviation Science from Utah Valley State University.

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Keystone Aviation Welcomes Scott Tucker as Business Development Manager

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Position Created To Meet Growing Demand

March 10, 2014, Dallas, Texas - Keystone Aviation, A TAC Air Company,  is pleased to announce the addition of Scott Tucker as Business Development Manager.  Mr. Tucker will be responsible for finding and developing local and national business relationships in order to grow Keystone Aviation’s customer base.

The Business Development Manager position will be based along with Keystone Aviation’s other operations in Salt Lake City. The addition was in response to an increase in inquiries from prospective customers, and will allow Keystone Aviation’s customer service representatives to focus on the company’s growing aircraft charter and management services.

Mr. Tucker has over 10 years of business-to-business relationship building and customer service experience.  His previous customer base included companies in the telecommunications and petroleum industries.  “We are excited to add someone with Scott’s expertise and enthusiasm for aviation to our team,” said Kim Page, Chief Operating Officer of Keystone Aviation.

Mr. Tucker holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah as well as a Series 7 and Series 63 license.  He is an avid skier, a fan of all things lacrosse, and loves spending time with his wife and family.

TAC Air Developing New Customs & Border Protection Facility Adjacent To OMA Executive Terminal

Agreement in Principal Reached with Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska

For Immediate Release

Architectural rendering of new customs facility adjacent to TAC Air OMA

Architectural rendering of new customs facility adjacent to TAC Air OMA

January 20, 2014, Dallas, Texas – TAC Air, a division of Truman Arnold Companies, has reached an agreement in principal with the Omaha Airport Authority to construct a new state-of-the-art Customs &  Border Protection (CBP) facility adjacent to the fixed base operator’s executive terminal. Construction of the new 2,200 square foot facility is scheduled for completion mid to late 2014.

“The location of this new customs facility will allow seamless ground handling for international arrivals into Omaha,” according to TAC Air OMA General Manager Mike Wilwerding.

TAC Air has been providing fixed base operation, ground handling, hangar, and fueling services at OMA for military, commercial airlines and general aviation since 1998. While operating at OMA, TAC Air has twice been named “#1 Large FBO Chain,” as well as “Best Line Service” and “Best Value” by the readers of Professional Pilot magazine, and has also received numerous awards from the Employer Support of the Guard And Reserve for veteran employment.

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TAC Air currently has fixed-based operations with more than 400 associates in 13 cities: Amarillo, TX (AMA), Denver, CO (APA), Fort Smith, AR (FSM), Hartford, CT (BDL), Knoxville, TN (TYS), Lexington, KY (LEX), Omaha, NE (OMA), Raleigh-Durham, NC (RDU), Shreveport, LA (SHV), St. Louis, MO (SUS), Salt Lake City, UT (SLC), Provo, UT (PVU) and Texarkana, AR (TXK). TAC Air has been recognized in Professional Pilot magazine as “#1 U.S. FBO Chain” in 2006 and 2011. To learn more about TAC Air, log on to www.tacair.com.
Truman Arnold Companies (TAC) is a Texarkana, Texas-based company founded by Truman Arnold in 1964 as a branded petroleum jobber. Today, TAC is a leading regional petroleum marketing company, offering customers a variety of services through its network of petroleum terminals and aviation Fixed Base Operations (FBO) facilities. The private company and its subsidiaries has more than 700 associates with fuel volumes approaching a billion gallons annually, and ranks as one of the top private companies in the United States by Forbes magazine. To learn more, log on to www.trumanarnoldcompanies.com

 

CHATTANOOGA METROPOLITAN AIRPORT AUTHORITY ACQUIRES TAC AIR FBO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:  David Edwards
                         903.277.7341
                        dedwards@tacair.com

January 10, Dallas, Texas – Today, the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority (CMAA) acquired TAC Air’s fixed base operation at the Chattanooga Airport (CHA) in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Terms of the agreement are not being released by TAC Air. The transaction goes into effect Saturday, January 11.

TAC Air started operations at CHA over a decade ago, acquiring the assets of Krystal Aviation. The FBO has been active on the field and in the community during its period of operation, hosting events, fly-ins, cook-outs and more. TAC Air has partnered locally with many organizations, including The Hixson Museum of Flight, Make-A-Wish, TC Thompson Children’s Hospital, and The Partnership for Families, Children and Adults.

While in operation at CHA, TAC Air was the recipient of numerous safety and customer service awards, including twice being named “#1 Large FBO Chain” by the readers of Professional Pilot magazine.

TAC Air will continue to operate its other 13 fixed base operations, and is expected to announce expansion of services at existing locations as well as entry in to new markets this year.

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TAC Air currently has fixed-based operations with more than 400 associates in 13 cities: Amarillo, TX (AMA), Denver, CO (APA), Fort Smith, AR (FSM), Hartford, CT (BDL), Knoxville, TN (TYS), Lexington, KY (LEX), Omaha, NE (OMA), Raleigh-Durham, NC (RDU), Shreveport, LA (SHV), St. Louis, MO (SUS), Salt Lake City, UT (SLC), Provo, UT (PVU) and Texarkana, AR (TXK). TAC Air has been recognized in Professional Pilot magazine as “#1 U.S. FBO Chain” in 2006 and 2011. To learn more about TAC Air, log on to www.tacair.com.
Truman Arnold Companies (TAC) is a Texarkana, Texas-based company founded by Truman Arnold in 1964 as a branded petroleum jobber. Today, TAC is a leading regional petroleum marketing company, offering customers a variety of services through its network of petroleum terminals and aviation Fixed Base Operations (FBO) facilities. The private company and its subsidiaries has more than 700 associates with fuel volumes approaching a billion gallons annually, and ranks as one of the top private companies in the United States by Forbes magazine. To learn more, log on to www.trumanarnoldcompanies.com

TAC Air Hosts Third Annual ‘Cool Yule Fly-In’ for Children and Families

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December 20,Chattanooga, Tenn. – Christmas came early for some area women and children today at  TAC Air, as the third annual ‘Cool Yule Fly-In’ was held at the fixed-base-operators Chattanooga facility.

The annual event is designed to share holiday cheer with families who are spending their holidays at the Partnership’s Domestic Violence Center.  Santa gave his reindeer a rest today, opting to fly to TAC Air in a bright red restored T-28 airplane to greet children from the Partnership.  After landing, Santa handed out toys to the children, provided by The Forgotten Child Fund.

Sandra Hollet, CEO of the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults said, “The Cool Yule Fly-In is always a special holiday experience for the families from the Partnership.  We are extremely grateful for the support of TAC Air”.

Santa’s fly-in was held in conjunction with the cookout  TAC Air hosts each month for its customers.  TAC Air also provided lunch for the children and families visiting. An added attraction this year was a brilliant red fire truck  The Forgotten Child Fund had display for the children to tour.

“We look forward to spreading some holiday cheer to the children from The Partnership,” said Pam McAllister, General Manager for TAC Air in Chattanooga.  “This event is a great way to bring together our friends, wonderful staff and the families from The Partnership for a celebration that everyone looks forward to throughout the year.”

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CHILDREN’S FLIGHT OF HOPE HOSTS GALA AT TAC AIR RDU

Fixed Base Operation Provides Backdrop For Major Fundraising Event’s Tenth Anniversary 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina - Children’s Flight of Hope (CFOH) is proud to announce the annual A Vintage Affair: The Sky’s the Limit! gala on November 8, 2013 at TAC Air at RDU raised $195,600! Now in its tenth year, this fundraising event is a celebration of the mission of Children’s Flight of Hope and raises 1/3 of the organization’s annual operating budget.

A hangar at TAC Air is transformed for the event

A hangar at TAC Air is transformed for the event

“This year’s theme, The Sky’s the Limit, represents the great strides CFOH has taken to-date and the limitless potential Children’s Flight of Hope has to assist children who are in need of air transportation to seek medical treatment,” said CFOH executive director Staci Barfield. “Guests raved about the TAC Air hangar as it provided a perfect backdrop for this unique, top-notch event and is a space that few ever get to see otherwise. The TAC Air staff was beyond courteous and helpful; the best group we have ever had the pleasure of working with. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership and are grateful for their support!”

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About Children’s Flight of Hope
Established in 1991, the mission of Children’s Flight of Hope is to provide free air transportation to and from medical facilities for seriously ill or injured children who – due to medical, financial or logistical reasons – cannot travel to their destinations by any other method.Children’s Flight of Hope offers our services at no cost to children between birth and eighteen years of age and serves families regardless of race, religious affiliation or medical diagnosis. We offer our services to children and families within the eastern region of the United States, keeping our support to a 600-nautical-mile radius from Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. Lack of transportation to the treatment facilities, which can be located far from their homes, prevents many seriously ill and injured children from receiving the specialized medical care they need although it may be readily available. We strive to take away the worries associated with transportation so the family can focus on what’s most important: the health of their child. For more information, visit www.cfoh.org.

Keystone Aviation Hosts Public HondaJet Showing

HondaJet Northwest Distributor Chosen For Aircraft’s First Public Viewing Location After NBAA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Salt Lake City, Utah, October 25
 
The HondaJet on public display Oct. 25 in a TAC Air SLC hangar.

The HondaJet on public display Oct. 25 in a TAC Air SLC hangar.

Immediately after wrapping up its showing at NBAA, Honda Aircraft Company chose Keystone Aviation to unveil the new HondaJet to the general public. Previously seen only at aviation industry events, the HondaJet was displayed for a lunchtime showing in a TAC Air SLC hangar.

“It is an honor to unveil the future of jet technology in Salt Lake City,” Bill Haberstock, HondaJet Northwest president said. “The HondaJet’s forward-thinking design provides an unsurpassed travel experience, and we are thrilled to offer the best of the best here locally.”

The HondaJet is an advanced light jet with revolutionary technology and design attributes that help it achieve far better fuel efficiency, more available cabin and luggage space, and higher cruise speed than conventional aircraft in its class. Notably, the HondaJet has pioneered the Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM), which provides a quieter, faster ride through increased aerodynamics.

The HondaJet Northwest distributorship will also be bringing jobs to Salt Lake City. Not only are plans drawn for a state-of-the-art showroom and maintenance facility dedicated strictly for the HondaJet, but the aircraft distributorship is expected to create from 75 to 100 jobs.

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TAC AIR ASSISTS WITH RESCUE FLIGHT

TAC Air Assists with Rescue FlightTAC Air AMA Helps the Pilots N Paws Organization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2013
Dallas, Texas

TAC Air, a division of Truman Arnold Companies, recently played a part in a Pilots N Paws rescue mission to get a retired Marine K9 to his new temporary home. This is the fourth transport that TAC Air AMA has aided with so far this year.

Solo, a retired Marine K9 bomb sniffer, was adopted by his handler Greg Adzima eight months ago. Since adopting Solo, Greg has been deployed back to Afghanistan for another year. With his deployment approaching it was imperative that Solo be moved from MCB Camp Pendleton, CA where he currently resides to Pottstown, PA where he will be living with Greg’s parents until Greg’s return.

Pilots N Paws is a nonprofit organization that serves as a place for people who rescue animals and volunteer pilots and plane owners to come together to arrange rescue flights and foster care for animals across the country. TAC Air AMA served as a resting and refueling point for the passengers and crew on Solo’s journey to Pennsylvania.

In addition to this assignment, TAC Air AMA has joined with Pilots N Paws this year to transport two English Pointers from a shelter in Houston to Salida, CO and another Pointer going from Clovis, NM to Nebraska.

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MEDIA STATEMENT

Chattanooga Airport’s Fixed Base Operation Continues Operating at a Loss Regardless of FAA Part 16 Decision.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 8, 2013
Dallas, TX
 

While we strongly disagree with the FAA’s decision on the Part 16 complaint, it has not changed the fundamentals of the situation.  Using taxpayer funds, the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority (CMAA) has developed an FBO that competes unfairly with private business.  The FAA’s decision sets a dangerous precedent which will drive private investment away from airports.

To date, the CMAA has lost more than $1.2 million dollars operating their FBO, which brought unnecessary capacity to the airport, with no end in sight.  It is our hope that eventually common sense will prevail so Tennessee taxpayers and all users of the Chattanooga Airport will stop being forced to subsidize the CMAA’s FBO, managed by Wilson Air Center. For more information, log on to www.tacair.com/whopays.

 

 
 

 

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