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José Mercado, Member

José Mercado joined the board of LAEDA in February of 2021. José is a US Marine Corps Veteran with over 25 years of defense related experience.  After 10 years of active service, José became a defense contractor and served in various capacities of program management, business development and operations.  In 2018 José transitioned into business ownership where he is the president of Thunderbolt Logistics.  Thunderbolt Logistics is segment of Thunderbolt Solutions LLC, a partnership of friends that want to have a positive impact in business. Initially founded as a software development company, this enterprise expanded into areas of systems engineering and logistics. As President of Thunderbolt Logistics, José’s focus is to develop and maintain a high performing and sound logistics business, primarily focused on last mile delivery in partnership and support with Amazon. José is an Amazon Delivery Service Partner (DSP)
José earned an MS in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. Additionally, José graduated with a BS in English, with a minor in Spanish Cultural Studies in 1994 from the United States Naval Academy. José also earned an AS in General Studies from Ocean County College in 1991. José is married to Michele Mercado and they have 4 children, José, Elizabeth, William, and Cassandra.