Management Team

Salvatore C. Calvino

Mr. Calvino holds the position of President of Integrated Deicing Services, Quantem Aviation Services and Deicing Solutions. All companies are market leaders in their respective fields and have achieved substantial growth with high customer satisfaction. Under his guidance, Integrated Deicing Services was acknowledged in 2012 for the third straight year, by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s fastest growing private companies. Mr. Calvino is actively involved in the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and the National Air Transport Association (NATA).

Mr. Calvino is a hands-on, seasoned executive with more than 35 years of experience in the Aircraft Deicing, Air Cargo Handling, Aircraft Fueling and Aviation Service industries. With a concentration on Sales, Marketing and Operations throughout his career, Mr. Calvino has presided over the purchase, management and growth of several organizations. All of the companies that Mr. Calvino has guided have achieved superior service levels and profit growth. Mr. Calvino is also active in several charities in his local community.

Patrick Brown
Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Customer Relations

Mr. Brown has the responsibility of working with current customers to maintain and develop best practices in deicing solutions, which includes maximum throughput times, while lowering glycol usage. This combination is also used to develop programs with prospective customers. He has been in this position with IDS for 6 years.

Mr. Brown has been in the Airline Industry for over 29 years, beginning his career at FMC Technologies (now John Bean Technologies). At FMC, Pat worked in the AreoTech Division, the largest supplier of Ground Handling Equipment in the world with revenue of over $150 million. Pat began his career as Project Manager and eventually Managed Key Accounts, such as British Airways, FedEx, Air Canada and American Airlines. Pat was eventually named World-wide Sales Manager where he continued to develop partnerships with customers in three different regions; The Americas, Europe and Asia. Mr. Brown left FMC after 21 years and joined IDS where he has been for the past 6 seasons. Pat has a BS in Labor Relations from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. Prior to joining FMC, Pat worked for both Xerox and Gillette. 

Michael Grantz
Vice President, Operations

Mr. Grantz began working for Integrated Deicing Services in September 2003 as an Aircraft Deicer after graduating from Kent State University with a MERT (Mechanical Engineering Technology) degree and the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics with an Airframe and Power Plant License and Degree in Aviation. Beginning as a deicer in 2003 at the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), he was steadily promoted and in 2005 rose to the position of Operations Manager with the responsibility of start-up operations at the Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport (DTW). Mr. Grantz served as the General Manager for the start-up operations at our Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport (MSP), Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) stations.

Mr. Grantz has conducted training on behalf of JBT technologies and has worked in the field testing fluids, designing deicing simulators and conducting training for airlines and cargo carriers (FL, NW, UPS, etc.). He has been a member of the SAE G-12 Aircraft Ground Deicing Committee since 2004.

Karen Fortin
Senior Vice President, Finance

Ms. Fortin is a certified public accountant in the State of New Hampshire with Ms. Fortin has 30 years of accounting and finance experience in various positions in public accounting and private industry. As VP of Finance, Ms. Fortin oversees the firm’s financial management as well as all banking and investment relationships. She was previously the Controller for ARC International plc, where she was instrumental in the financial integration of multiple acquisitions and responsible for financial reporting.


 Linda Langsten
Vice President, Human Resources

Ms. Langsten
provides HR Leadership as the Vice President of Human Resources at Boreas Holdings Inc., the parent company to Quantem Aviation Services, Integrated Deicing Services and Deicing Solutions.

Ms. Langsten specializes in the areas of business management, human resource strategy development, implementation of human resource policies and best practices, and high performance leadership development. Her experience spans all facets of human resource management across small, mid-size and large companies and has enabled them to successfully execute on their mission, vision and critical human capital strategies. She is a long-standing member of SHRM and has served on various Boards/Committees in her local community.

Bryan McCreary
Vice President, Fluid and Business Development

Mr. McCreary has been involved in the Aircraft Deicing Fluid business since the early 90’s. A graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry, Bryan brings with him a great amount of chemical and deicing fluid experience from his career. His entry into the deicing market was with ARCO Chemical (now Lyondell) as their National Sales & Service Manager where he directed all sales and customer related activities for the North American Aircraft Deicing Fluid Business. It was at this time that he became actively involved with the SAE G-12 Ground Deicing Committee, and continues to be an active participate in the Fluids and Holdover subcommittees.

Mr. McCreary spent eight years with Clariant Corporation as the North American Business Manager. While at Clariant, he was instrumental in introducing and launching the deicing business in the US for the company. He was initially responsible for directing all sales, marketing and business development activities for the North American aircraft and runway deicing chemicals business. His role grew to include procurement of raw materials, production, inventory planning, logistics and customer service.