ATLANTA, GA – (May 4, 2023) – Pond today announced that Jeff Matz has joined the firm’s Aviation Practice as a Client Service Leader. In this role, Matz will be using his extensive experience in air freight cargo operations to build relationships with new clients and service existing accounts.
Matz spent 35 years with United Parcel Service (UPS) Airlines where he was instrumental in the selection, development, and design of air cargo sites throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He most recently oversaw airport properties and airport affairs for 40 airports in the United States and managed a 130,000 SF, four-building office park. Matz served as a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Fuel Committee, and in 2012, was issued a US patent as Inventor of a Fuel Accounting System and Methods (U. S. patent #8,204,802). Earlier in his career, he supported UPS Airline’s westward expansion and was involved in the post implementation of the express freight business in southeast Asia. Matz was also part of an audit and post implementation team ensuring the success of UPS’ expansion into Europe.
“We look forward to seeing the results of Jeff’s enthusiasm and energy for aviation and client relationships.”
Pond Principal and Program Manager for Aviation R. Chris Jenkins, PE, SE, LEED AP BD+C said Matz will bring invaluable experience to the Client Leader role with extensive experience in air cargo and strong relationships throughout the industry.
“Jeff Matz has unique skillsets to offer our current and future clients – insight gained during his 35 years with UPS Airlines where he developed and managed major freight and air cargo projects all over the world. At Pond, Jeff will offer our private and corporate aviation clients the benefits his expertise brings in identifying and solving air cargo challenges for MROs, airlines, freight handlers, and cargo companies. We look forward to seeing the results of Jeff’s enthusiasm and energy for aviation and client relationships.”
Matz received a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from Bellarmine University, and an MBA from Webster University.
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