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Meet the Team

  • Harald Steiner

    Harald “Harry” Steiner co-founded The Charter Store and is a managing partner of the firm. His experience in airfreight and logistics spans 38 years and is highlighted by over 31 years as a dedicated charter specialist.

    Prior to starting the company, Harry opened and operated for 13 years the U.S. arm of a large global charter organization. From an initial two person endeavor, he built it to a successful multi-million dollar corporation with offices and staff… Read More

  • Julian Durden

    Co-founder Julian “Rusty” Durden is a Managing Partner in the firm. His lifelong experience in aviation is multi-fold and commenced in the early 1990’s when he worked at an FBO at South Expressway Airport in Jonesboro, Georgia. From those beginnings, Rusty gravitated to the freight forwarding side of the business while simultaneously earning his bachelor’s degree in Political Science at Georgia College and State University… Read More

  • Mitch Goetting

    Mitch Goetting is the company’s Director of Passenger Charter Sales. A recognized veteran in private jet charter brokerage, Mitch brings to his customers over a decade of proven experience in procuring aircraft of almost any type and purpose. His clients represent the full spectrum of unique requirements; from prominent entertainment figures to affluent families and individuals to large corporations.

    Mitch commenced his career in private aviation with a large multi-national air charter brokerage firm where he rose to the position of V.I.P… Read More

  • Michaela Steiner

    The Charter Store’s Finance and Administration are closely and dutifully managed by Michaela “Michi” Steiner. In addition to being skilled in all aspects of business administration and accounting, Michi can also call upon her background in freight forwarding and air transport brokerage.

    Prior to joining The Charter team, she spent over 12 years managing the accounts and business affairs for a major global charter firm… Read More

  • Michael A. Gellert

    Michael A. Gellert was the first addition to our family and serves as Cargo Charter Sales and Operations Manager. Hailing originally from Queens, this New York native cut his teeth with a freight forwarding firm in 1995 and worked his way up from messenger to Export Manager. His efforts were rewarded by a promotion and company relocation to Florida in 2003 where he served a similar role.

    The next seven years saw Michael transition to the specialized charter transport end of the industry where he spent successful terms with two of the… Read More

  • Istvan Lorincz

    Growing up in a small town near Budapest Hungary, Istvan Lorincz now manages our Guadalajara office where he has been a mainstay in the Mexico air charter market for over a decade. As an admitted aviation-nut since childhood, studies in International Commerce were soon followed by a 24 year resume of air cargo experience including positions with both Malev Hungarian Airlines and Emery Worldwide. .. Read More

  • Marty Martin

    Marty Martin is our new Director of Operations for our automotive “go now” charter business.
    Before arriving at The Charter Store, Marty was instrumental for implementing and growing that side of business for what are now two major players in the automotive air charter business.
    Marty’s extensive experience and contacts will allow The Charter Store to further grow …. Read More

  • Michael Belton

    Michael Belton – Senior Charter Consultant has been working in the aviation industry for over 25 years. His first 3 airlines were Regional Commuter airlines – Trans World Express, FloridaGulf and Mesa Airlines – where he created and maintained all of the aircraft schedules for their daily scheduled operations and handled all aircraft charter requests as well. Next, he jumped into the world of international all cargo operations when he moved to Gemini Air Cargo and worked in Operations and Sales, … Read More

  • Mike Gonzalez

    Coming from a family of aviators, Mike Gonzalez got his private pilot license in Guatemala and started working at the airport when he moved to the states. Needless to say, he’s being around airplanes since he was born.
    Being the youngest to join our team in 2016, Mike learned quickly and with enthusiasm how to handle the ins and outs of the industry and became a great team member in a very short time…. Read More

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