Our Team

JJ Hornblass (jhornblass@acmg.aero), Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Hornblass is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Royal Media Group, the parent company of Air Cargo Management Group, and has more than 20 years of experience in publishing and information services. He founded Royal in 1995 and oversees all aspects of the New York-based information company. Prior to forming Royal, Mr. Hornblass was on the editorial staff of American Banker, the daily newspaper, and worked as an editor of a business magazine in Hong Kong. As a reporter and editor, Mr. Hornblass has won journalism awards from the National Press Foundation, Newsletter & Electronic Publishers Foundation, and the Reader’s Digest Foundation. He has a BS in Economics from Yeshiva University and a Master’s from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He was also a National Press Foundation Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School of Banking.

Robert V. Dahl (rdahl@acmg.aero), Managing Director

Mr. Dahl has over 40 years of experience in the aviation industry. He presently holds the position of Managing Director at Air Cargo Management Group. In his role as Managing Director, Mr. Dahl manages the day-to-day op­er­a­tion of the company and many of the firm’s client projects, particularly those involving aircraft capability and performance evaluation.

Before joining ACMG, Mr. Dahl was employed for 20 years by the Boeing Company where he held a number of engineering and management positions in that company’s Commercial Aircraft and Advanced Systems Divisions. Mr. Dahl earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Washington and a Master of Science degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.

Alan Hedge (ahedge@acmg.aero), Senior Director

Alan Hedge joined ACMG in 2006 as a Senior Analyst, and now serves as its Senior Director. Mr. Hedge has more than 20 years of experience in the airline industry in a variety of financial and consulting roles from fleet analysis to regulatory and competition analysis. He started his aviation career in 1989 at American Airlines. He left in 1999 to become Research Director at The Campbell-Hill Aviation Group in the Washington, DC, area. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina.

David Harris (dharris@cargofacts.com), Associate Director

Mr. Harris is an Associate Director of ACMG Consulting, as well as Editor of Cargo Facts, the monthly newsletter. He brings more 20 years of experience in print journalism, and has been engaged in the air cargo and freighter aircraft industry since 2001.

Norman Hecht, Senior Consultant, Engines

Norman Hecht is ACMG’s Senior Consultant, Engines. Previously, Mr. Hecht spent 37 years at Pratt & Whitney, during which he worked in several departments within the engine OEM, including sales, aftermarket maintenance, and strategic planning. Most recently, Mr. Hecht was General Manager, Sales and Integration at Pratt & Whitney, a role he filled for 12 years. In that capacity, he led several worldwide multi-million-dollar Pratt & Whitney and other OEM engine model engine maintenance sales campaigns, including the Power by the Hour concepts resulting in engine maintenance contracts to Pratt & Whitney’s worldwide engine maintenance centers and enhanced P&W’s bottom line. Mr. Hecht, who has both an MBA and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will take a leadership role on consulting related to aircraft engines and propulsion as ACMG’s Senior Consultant, Engines.

Jacob Netz (jnetz@acmg.aero), Senior Consultant

Jacob Netz, a long-time freighter conversion expert, is a Senior Consultant at Air Cargo Management Group. Prior to joining ACMG, Mr. Netz worked at Israel Aerospace Industries. At IAI, which he joined in 1982, Mr. Netz developed extensive experience in aircraft conversion. In 2001, he joined IAI’s Bedek Aviation Group, a leading worldwide provider of MRO and P-to-F conversions, as Director of Analysis & Strategy Freighter Conversions. He served in that position for 10 years until his departure from IAI in 2011. Mr. Netz specializes in freighter analysis and comparison, as well as P2F conversions. He is a former Israel Air Force pilot, and earned B.Sc. & M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering / HFE, and an M.A. in Management Science Operational Research from the University of Alabama.

Steven Verhasselt (sverhasselt@acmg.aero), Senior Consultant, Asia-Pacific

Mr. Verhasselt is ACMG’s Senior Consultant, Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, Mr. Verhasselt has an MBA from Ehsal Business School (Brussels). He has consulted to the aviation industry from Hong Kong since 2003. With a focus on Air Cargo, Mr Verhasselt has worked with a wide array of global aviation companies located in, among other places, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Dubai, and China.