Leading Edge Aviation Services Announces Management Changes

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Jude Dozor Appointed as Chief Executive Officer; Interim CEO Chris Harano Assumes Previous Role as President; Eric Hersom Appointed as Chief Financial Officer

Leading Edge Aviation Services, Inc., the world’s leading commercial, military and VIP aircraft painting company, today announced that it has appointed Jude Dozor as Chief Executive Officer. Interim CEO Chris Harano will assume his previous role as President with the company, focusing on strategic growth and business development.

Prior to joining Leading Edge, Jude spent 16 years with Zodiac Aerospace. Jude’s most recent role at Zodiac was President & CEO of C&D Zodiac, a $900M division specializing in the design, certification and manufacture of interiors and composite structures for commercial and business aircraft. Previously, Jude held the position of Chief Operating Officer for C&D Zodiac overseeing 6,500 employees in 12 worldwide divisions in the US, Canada, England, France, Mexico, Brazil and Tunisia. Jude holds a B.S. in Industrial Operations Management from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Leading Edge also announced that Eric Hersom has joined as Chief Financial Officer, with over 25 years of experience in accounting, auditing, and financial reporting. Prior to Leading Edge, Eric worked for a number of publicly traded international manufacturing companies in capacities ranging from Financial Analyst to Corporate Controller. Most recently, Eric was Chief Financial Officer for Semicoa Corporation. Eric holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University and is an Active Certified Public Accountant.

About Leading Edge Aviation Services, Inc.
Headquartered in Costa Mesa, California with operations in nine state-of-the-art facilities nationwide, Leading Edge Aviation Services, Inc. is the leading commercial, military, OEM and VIP aircraft painting company. To date, the company has refinished nearly 10,000 aircraft and currently refinishes over 700 aircraft per year across all locations. Founded in 1989, the company’s success is attributed to its strong vision and a continuous commitment to quality and excellence. Today, Leading Edge delivers an extensive range of commercial services including aircraft interior and exterior paint, aviation graphics, aircraft weighing, interior deep cleaning and aircraft exterior wash and polish. For more information, visit our web site at http://www.leadingedgecorp.com.

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