Joe has visited nearly 100 different nations and has established business operations in more than 45 countries during his career, which started in the airline industry. He joined Mercury in 1984 to establish the company’s cargo division. As Chairman of the Board, he privatized the company in 2006, after nearly three decades on the American Stock Exchange.
From extensive travels to every part of the globe, but with a special emphasis on South America, Asia and the Middle East, Joe has deep international relationships which have allowed Mercury to expand far beyond its Los Angeles headquarters.
Civic activism is a cornerstone of Joe’s career. Joe is Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce—the oldest and most prestigious business association in the City of Angels.
Privately held, Los Angeles-based Mercury Air Group provides jet fuel, air cargo services and transportation as well as support services for international and U.S. commercial airlines, general aviation and the U.S. government through three primary subsidiaries: MercFuel, Inc., Mercury Air Cargo, Inc. and Maytag Aircraft Corporation.
Mercury remains on the move. Between China and Mexico, our offices are sourcing capacity on numerous cargo flights. In Germany, our team is providing jet fuel at all U.S. and NATO military bases and in multiple locations we are replenishing supplies for U.S. personnel and contractors. Of course, our U.S. offices are also doing their fair share!
After all, Mercury never sleeps.