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Mercury Air Cargo is led by a seasoned team of air cargo and business professionals with over 100 years of combined experience in the aviation industry. Mercury Air Cargo's leadership includes:

John Perry

John E. Peery Chief Operating Officer

John E. Peery has over 30 years of experience in the air cargo industry. He is responsible for all aspects of Mercury’s air cargo handling operations. Mr. Peery began his cargo career as a warehouseman. He spent 13 years with Air New Zealand in positions of increased responsibility, including Cargo Operations Supervisor and Cargo Manager, North America as well as Manager of Air New Zealand’s operations in Hawaii and the Central Pacific.

Prior to joining Mercury, Mr. Peery was a General Manager for the Northwest U.S. and Regional Vice President for the Western U.S. at Aeroground which was acquired by Menzies Aviation. While with Aeroground/Menzies, he had direct responsibility for operational, sales and financial oversight for the Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Dallas, Vancouver and Calgary cargo operations. Mr. Peery earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Management from Long Beach State University.

richard stumpp

Richard Stumpp Director of Cargo Operations

Richard’s experience includes 30+ years of working with both air carriers and cargo handling companies. His air cargo career began in 1977 when he started to work with SAS Cargo and later with Air New Zealand in Los Angeles. His success in airline operations led to his joining Gateway Freight Services, one of the first on-airport handling companies in the United States. He served GFS as Terminal Manager, Systems Project Manager, and Regional Manager during his nine years with the company. He played the leading role in starting GFS operations around the United States, including Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, and San Francisco. He demonstrates great pride in having been associated with providing handling service to over fifty domestic and international air carriers.

During his six years with Mercury, Richard has held positions ranging from Terminal Manager, General Manager, and currently resides as the Director of Cargo Operations. Richard has successfully managed Mercury’s multi-tenant facility operations, warehouse construction, large cargo volumes, personnel and equipment within a diverse and complex work environment. Richard has been married for 37 years to his wife Carla, and they have two children – Boo and Dusty.

rula kakhouri

Rula Fakhouri Manager of TSA Compliance

Ms. Fakhouri has over 27 years of airline experiences with domestic and international carriers as both a City and Station Manager. She has extensive hands on expertise in passenger services, terminal and ramp operations. Ms. Fakhouri has developed a nationally recognized expertise in the AOSSP, MSP, IACSSP, TSA style audits, and TSA compliance. She has successfully put together action plans for those entities not in compliance and helped them reach their full potential. She has created nationally recognized training programs that have assisted many clients with navigating the myriad of aviation security regulations.

Ms. Fakhouri is also an expert in communicating compliance issues, as she has personally handled numerous official responses to the TSA and DHS on behalf of regulated entities, with a proven track record of mitigating fines or eliminating them. She continues to be responsible for ensuring Mercury Air Cargo, its airline customers, Indirect Air Carriers, and Independent Cargo Security Screening (ICSS) are TSA compliant. As the nation’s first and most recognized Certified Screening Facility, Mercury maintains the highly respected reputation it has earned from the TSA and the U.S. Congress. Ms. Fakhouri is also multi-lingual and fluent in Arabic.

bob mayar

Bob Mayar General Manager LAX

Bob Mayar is a veteran air cargo aviation professional with over twenty-six years of progressive experience in the cargo and airline industry. His background spans domestic, international, passenger, cargo, and airline catering services. He holds a degree in Industrial Business Management from Harnack Business School and is fluent in English, French, and German.

Bob began his career as an Operations Supervisor for Aeroground Inc. opening up the Qantas Freight Terminal at LAX. He quickly moved up to the position of Assistant Terminal Manager where he was responsible for operations support to a number of air carriers, managing over 100 flights a week, as well as more than 90 employees. In 2001, Bob returned to LSG as the Liaison between Skychefs, the local airline in-flight and operations department, as well as the air carrier catering department. Recruited by Menzies Aviation in 2004 as Terminal Manager, Bob‘s responsibilities included overseeing over ninety employees, ensuring compliance with TSA, CBP and other government agencies, as well as meeting and handling the airline customers. In 2008, Bob went to work for Genesis Logistics/Excel as Operations Manager where he oversaw a fleet of forty refrigerated trucks and the distribution of products to 656 stores in Southern California.

Currently Bob is the Terminal Manager and LAX General Manager with his office at 6041 West Imperial Hwy, where he is responsible for more than 230 employees. He manages the cargo handling operations for several airline customers, including Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Volaris, Hainan Airlines, DHL, and the CFS team proudly servicing DB Schenker, and FedEx Trade Networks.

Reggie Harris

Reggie Harris Terminal Manager

As Terminal Manager of Division 213, Reggie Harris oversees the overall business and operational aspects of Mercury Air Cargo’s Avion facilities. Within the 213 facility, there are nine airlines, a concessionaire’s service, e-commerce operation, and a host of forwarders. Reggie is responsible for a staff of 260 employees, including a management staff of approximately 30 people.

Reggie began his career with Mercury 18 years ago as an office agent, manifesting export flights in 1999. Prior to joining the Mercury family, he was a warehouse supervisor at Pepsi for seven years. While he never imagined staying long-term at Mercury Air Cargo, it wasn’t long before he gained interest in the cargo business itself, and, eager to learn more, sought out opportunities to grow. He transferred to the export warehouse, and upon gaining experience there, pursued opportunities for advancement. He was promoted to lead supervisor, and became a manager in 2004. Since then he’s held management positions, each increasing his responsibility and level of expertise: warehouse manager, export dock manager, account manager, assistant term manager, and now terminal manager. While Reggie has some college experience, he says his expertise in air cargo was earned from his 18 years of on-the-job training with Mercury Air Cargo.

Reggie credits his success to his commitment and dedication to learn all he can from his mentors and his cargo experience, while consistently working to be the best he can be at all times.

  Darrin Naughton

Darrin Naughton Manager of Cargo Security

Darrin Naughton manages, supervises, leads and coaches a team of Cargo Screeners supporting TSA programs in three Mercury Air Cargo locations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

He joined Mercury Air Cargo in 2010 overseeing daily cargo screening operations, training Cargo Screeners on approved TSA screening methods, maintaining superb communication regarding cargo security screening operations, overseeing the electronic logging for client airlines and other customers, and regularly auditing documentation and data as provided to client airlines and CRT. Prior to Mercury, Darrin held positions, including Cargo Screener, Screening Supervisor, and Facility Security Coordinator.