Stardust Transportation is a specialized petroleum transportation and management company. With its headquarters located in Fishers, Indiana, the company operates predominately throughout the Midwest, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. We have the capability and operating authority to deliver within all 48 states of the continental United States.
Stardust Transportation offers competitively priced delivery solutions for the aviation industry in all markets that it serves. In addition, the company partners with major gasoline retailers and ethanol refiner in select markets where it manages inventories to assure required product availability at retail outlets.
At Stardust Transportation, we understand the criticality of having its partners and customers orders transported and delivered safely and reliably. It is our goal and objective to provide our partners and customers with these service components daily, supported by quality and efficient customer service.
Stardust Transportation was founded in February, 2000 by its President and owner, Thomas E. Harris. Tom has a career in the aviation industry, holding various management positions with Eastern Airlines in Miami and later with Northwest Airlines in Minneapolis where he was Director of Fuel Administration. His responsibilities included purchasing of NWA’s global jet fuel term contract requirements exceeding two billion dollars , hedging and risk management, inventory management at 135 airport locations worldwide, quality control, facility design and management, and into plane contracting. He was active in representing NWA at a number of Fuel Consortiums nationwide.
OwnerTom represented NWA with the Air Transport Association of America (ATA) and participated in developing Industry Standards for Jet Fuel Quality at Airports, commonly referred to as ATA Specification No 103, which was later adopted internationally. He represented the ATA at the Department of Defense on various programs including the integration from JP4 and JP5 fuel into JP8 fuel prior to the Persian Gulf War. Tom spoke at a number of seminars on principles of hedging for the airline industry and developed a logistics group to ship jet fuel on common carrier pipelines, barges, cargo ships and trucks. He contracted long term terminal storage for self supply at NWA’s Hub locations in MSP, DTW and MEM and initiated the design and construction of airport storage, pipelines and filtration systems. Upon NWA going private, Tom accepted an executive compensation package and pursued an entrepreneurial drive. Following his career in the airline industry, Tom was a 50% equity partner and President at Jet Star, Inc. in Indianapolis which he developed from a small unknown carrier into the largest aviation transport company in America over a period of nine years from 1991 to 1999. During his tenure and direction Jet Star was recognized by CCJ Magazine as being the fastest growing tanker company in America in 1994, 1995 and 1996. Tom pioneered computerized tracking and automated systems while President and initiated state of the art communication for dispatchers and employees. Tom sold his equity interest in Jet Star and formed two companies, Stardust Transportation, LLC and US Trades, LLC. US Trades provides skilled labor to mechanical and electrical contractors nationwide and in the Caribbean. Stardust Transportation provides delivery of aviation fuel, ethanol, gasoline, and diesel fuel. Both US Trades and Stardust Transportation have been recognized by Inc Magazine as being among the fastest growing private companies in America for three concurrent years, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Director of Safety
With nearly 17 years of experience in safety and compliance, Christina Cagley serves as the director of safety for Stardust Transportation. She takes her job extremely seriously, as safety is critical to Stardust Transportation. In her role, Christina helps ensure drivers stay safe, using only the most reliable equipment, and the company remains compliant at all times. She prides herself in taking the anxiety out of the paperwork and processes required for drivers to start their own companies, and she loves to see those individuals achieve success. Outside of her work to help drivers succeed and share the road safely, Christina enjoys spending time with her three children. On any given day you can find them enjoying the great outdoors, like spending time at the pool in warmer months, or participating in after-school activities.
Regional Manager – Texas
With nearly 50 years of behind-the-wheel experience, Albert Castillo brings ample driver knowledge to his role of regional manager for Stardust Transportation’s Texas division. He has spent more than 15 years in this position, and he enjoys the challenges and successes it brings him as well as Stardust Transportation drivers. Albert is proud to have played a role in the growth Stardust Transportation has seen specifically in Texas over the last several years. When not dispatching trucks, you can find Albert cheering on the New England Patriots or enjoying family weekends.