Iris Vincent was born in Brooklyn, New York. At an early age, her family moved to Puerto Rico. She finished high school at Colegio Santa Rosa in Bayamon. She holds a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras and a Master in Finance from the Inter American University.
She started her professional career in finance. She worked at the supply chain division at SC Johnson Wax. Later, she became Chief Finance Officer for Best Ways Cargo and worked as General Manager for US Freightways PR.
In 2001, Vincent, a proven top leader with a business-oriented background, decided to start Prime Air Corp. with her husband Tom Vincent. With tenacity, a long-term successful perspective, and a firm commitment to providing first-class services, Iris Vincent and her team have positioned Prime Air Corp. among the leading global logistics solutions providers on the island.
Through flexible and innovative 24/7 solutions, the company which is also an agent in Puerto Rico for U.S.-based Stevens Global Logistics., offers services for air, sea or land transportation of cargo, storage and delivery of machinery, and equipment or products to any destination in the world. Specialized in the management of emergency services for Pharmaceutical and manufacturing industry, Prime Air also transports oversize equipment, sensitive and refrigerated loads, hazardous materials, as well as chartered aircraft.
In 2016, under the leadership of Iris Vincent, Prime Air developed a custom system that applies intelligent solutions to supply chain services and offers all kinds of logistical solutions to provide the best performance in transit and costs for the movement of critical or heavy load of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. In addition, the company has managed to implement innovative approaches to meet the demands of the manufacturing sector, continuously faced with fast changing and highly competitive business environments. This approach has led to Prime Air reaching consistently, year after year, a 20 percent increase in sales over the past five years. With an investment of 1.8 million dollars and the most advanced technology and infrastructure, the Puerto Rican global 24/7 logistics and transportation services company, Prime Air Corp. built the first temperature controlled warehouse in the cargo area of the San Juan airport to meet the needs of pharmaceutical companies and medical devices on the Island.
Thanks to a collaborative and strategic relationship with customers that ensures the continuity of the projects and the operations of the companies that Prime Air Corp. serves, Vincent and her team of logistics experts, have managed to strengthen the pharmaceutical industry and medical devices business volume, which represents more than 50 per cent of the sales volume for Prime Air. The company, which also serves the federal government, has reached a 99.25 target in timely delivery of goods for its customers.
Under Vincent’s direction, Prime Air plays a vital role with their clients to help them achieve their organizational objectives. As business partners, the company focuses on the search for added value and operates 24 hours a day to offer its customers flexible and custom made solutions tailored to their needs.
Prime Air offers cargo charter flights with more than 40 aircraft types available covering Cessna aircraft for small emergency shipments or even an Antonov An-225 with a carrying capacity of more than 500,000 pounds. It also provides On Board Couriers services for sensitive or critical cargo movement to and from Puerto Rico from anywhere in the world, the Next Day Flight Service for fast 24/7 deliveries door to door and moving heavy load or excessive size shipments, refrigerated cargo and dangerous materials.
Prime Air belongs to the federal Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) Program and is certified as a company of women by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). It is a critical industrial supplier under Law 154 regulations and belongs to the Minority Supplier Development Council.
As a member company of the Industrial Association of Puerto Rico (AIPR); the Medical Devises cluster and of the Pharmaceutical Industry Association of Puerto Rico (PIA), Prime Air Corp. has served an active role during the past sixteen years contributing to the development of the cargo and transportation industry in Puerto Rico.