Global Aviation Leader Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From Washington D.C. Based Association

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Following the Lifetime achievement presentation, Mike Molli, Principal of Technitrade added, "I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the talented people who have built ASA into the remarkable organization it is today. Personally, I view ASA as an example of how innovative leaders can join forces to do the right thing for their industry and build programs for the success of its members, while benefiting the aviation community as a whole."

that is so important in getting a new venture off of the ground. Further, I believe that many of the companies which joined ASA over the years, did so because of the credibility that Mike Molli brought to the management team through his many years of service on the board of directors.

Over 250 industry professionals were on hand at the Four Seasons as Mike Molli, Principal of Technitrade, was honored by the Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA) board of directors with the 2010 Edward J. Glueckler award.

At the beginning of the ceremony, Michele Dickstein, President of ASA shared background regarding the association and Mr. Molli's contributions. "In January of 1993 a small group of industry visionaries came together to form what has now evolved into the award-winning organization representing the distributors, suppliers, repair stations, manufacturers, air carriers and other companies that provide services to the aviation market. And we are extremely proud to present this year's award to a global industry leader that has been involved from the beginning of ASA: Mr. Mike Molli."

During the ceremony special guests, including Mr. Glueckler who made the journey from Singapore, addressed the audience. "Mr. Molli's leadership role on the board of directors contributed significantly to the vision, guidance and ultimate success of our organization," shared Edward Glueckler, ASA's founding and first President. "He not only brought a wealth of industry knowledge but also that keen sense of business "street smarts" that is so important in getting a new venture off of the ground. Further, I believe that many of the companies which joined ASA over the years, did so because of the credibility that Mike Molli brought to the management team through his many years of service on the board of directors."

Following the Lifetime achievement presentation, Mike Molli, Principal of Technitrade added, "I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the talented people who have built ASA into the remarkable organization it is today. Personally, I view ASA as an example of how innovative leaders can join forces to do the right thing for their industry and build programs for the success of its members, while benefiting the aviation community as a whole."

About Technitrade, Inc.
Technitrade, develops and implements supply chain, inventory and distribution/logistics-related strategies for global aerospace and technology companies. Established in 1990 by Mike Molli to create and operate a North American office to manage and sell surplus aircraft inventory for the European airline SAS, the Company evolved to managing global operations for material sales functions, including supply chain, strategic planning, tactical execution, and a variety of other executive-level projects. Today, Technitrade provides consulting and hands-on project management for companies looking to improve strategic and tactical planning and operational processes, as well as resources on-demand to help execute the strategy. For more information on Technitrade, Inc., please contact: info@molli-usa.com

About Aviation Suppliers Association                                                                                        
The Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA), based in Washington, D.C., is a not-for-profit association, representing more than 390 global member companies that are positively shaping the aviation industry. Collectively, they lead critical logistics programs, purchasing efforts, and distribution of aircraft parts worldwide. With approximately 150 years combined aviation leadership experience, ASA's Board of Directors and Corporate Officers focus the organizations energies on regulatory and legal matters such as safety, international compliance, and ethical business practices that impact the aviation parts supply industry. As a result of the groups auditing capabilities, over 256 companies have received global accreditation since 1996. ASA also recognizes outstanding industry leadership and commitment with its annual Edward J. Glueckler Lifetime Achievement award. Member companies include: distributors, suppliers, surplus sales organizations, repair stations, manufacturers, airlines, operators, and other companies that provide services to the aviation parts supply industry.

In addition, ASA has been recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Database
Management, Industry Voluntary Accreditations and contributes to House and Senate proceedings with an aviation focus on a regular basis. On a global scale, ASA also interacts with agencies across 7 Continents including EASA, Transport Canada, CAAC, Australian CAAC, and many others. The Aviation Suppliers Association has also been featured in Aviation Week, Aviation Maintenance, Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance, Overhaul & Maintenance, SpeedNews, and USA Today, along with other business journals and leading industry publications. Further, the organization was nominated as one of the 2009 Top Small Workplaces by Winning Workplaces and The Wall Street Journal. ASA is also an annual participate in the Aviation Week, MRO Americas conference and supports the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA) exhibits for the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) conferences.

To learn more about ASA, accreditation, and the annual conference scheduled for July of 2011, which has been previously sponsored by Boeing, Inventory Locator Service (ILS), Pratt & Whitney, Volvo Aero, Triumph Logistics and many other key aviation companies, please visit their web site at: http://www.aviationsuppliers.org
CONTACT INFORMATION:

Michele Dickstein, President
Aviation Suppliers Association                                                                                                                                        
V: 202.347.6899
F: 202.347.6894
Website:
http://www.aviationsuppliers.org

Kelly A. Isley, Partner
Corcoran Associates
Business Advisors & Public Relations
V: 480.814.7471
F: 480.905.0812
Website: http://www.corcoranassoc.biz

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