HEICO's Alex de Gunten Receives Industry Leading Award
HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Nov. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HEICO Corporation
(NYSE:HEI.A) and (NYSE:HEI) is proud to announce that Alexandre (Alex) de
Gunten, Business Development Officer of its Flight Support Group, received the
2013 Federico Block Award.
Presented by Mr. Enrique Borgo Bustamante, former-President of TACA and
former-Vice President of El Salvador, the prestigious award recognizes
outstanding leadership in the advancement and integration of the commercial
aviation industry in Latin America. The award was presented at the 10th
Annual ALTA Airline Leaders Forum last week in Cancun with over 500 Latin
American and Caribbean commercial aviation leaders, including over 40 airline
CEO's and Board Members in attendance, andis awarded to an individual who
launches a successful new business; builds cooperation across the region;
introduces progressive business practices; supports the growth of the industry
by creating conditions for success; or goes beyond the call of duty to advance
the interests of the aviation industry in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Alex de Gunten was recognized for transforming the Latin American and
Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) into a powerful and well-recognized
voice for commercial aviation in the region. In the course of a decade, de
Gunten redefined the role and contributions of the association on every
dimension – membership, finances, events, awards, publications and, perhaps
most importantly – advocacy and industry-wide impact. Under his direction,
the association had a substantial impact on issues affecting its membership
across three primary domains – safety, efficiency, and the environment – with
measurable and tangible results in each. As a result of his tireless efforts,
persistency, resourcefulness, passionate advocacy, Alex de Gunten has shaped
ALTA into the powerful voice and vehicle for the industry that it is today.
De Gunten added, "This award is a recognition of the great commitment and
efforts of the entire ALTA organization, member airlines, and industry
leaders. I am very proud and blessed to join the distinguished list of past
honorees, and look forward to continue to promote a more efficient and
competitive industry in my new role at HEICO."
The Award is managed by the leading executive search firm, Spencer Stuart, and
is voted on by an independent panel of five judges. Previous recipients of
the award include Andres Conesa - CEO of AeroMexico (2012), David Neeleman -
CEO Azul Linhas Aéreas (2011), Matías Campiani, - CEO PLUNA (2010), Enrique
Beltranena - CEO Volaris (2009), Pedro Heilbron - CEO Copa Airlines (2008),
Robert Booth - AvGroup Chairman (2007), Mauricio Botelho - President and CEO
of Embraer (2006), Constantino de Oliveira Jr. - CEO GOL (2005), and Enrique
Cueto, - CEO LAN (2004).
HEICO Corporation is engaged primarily in certain niche segments of the
aviation, defense, space, medical, telecommunications and electronics
industries through its Hollywood, FL-based Flight Support Group and its Miami,
FL-based Electronic Technologies Group. HEICO's customers include a majority
of the world's airlines and overhaul shops, as well as numerous defense and
space contractors and military agencies worldwide in addition to medical,
telecommunications and electronics equipment manufacturers. For more
information about HEICO, please visit our web site at http://www.heico.com.
CONTACT: Eric A. Mendelson (954) 987-4000
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