Latin American Director Expands Global Reach of Aviation Board

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"I look forward to working with fellow members of the Board of Directors to simplify the challenges that businesses face when expanding in Latin America," states Luis Giacoman, Director Supply Chain for Aeroman.

During this time, we have had the pleasure of working with several ASA members and speaking at ASA's global conference on Latin American operations

As membership growth continues, the Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA) in Washington, D.C. moves forward with their strategic plan, which is reflected in this weeks' appointment of Luis Giacoman from Aeroman, a member of the Aveos group, to the Association's Board of Directors.

"Interaction across the world of business is the key to success for our members and recognized Association," remarks Michele Dickstein, President of ASA. "To complement our focus on business and expansion in Latin American, it is an honor to announce the addition of Luis Giacoman to ASA's Board of Directors. Luis is well respected within Latin America and his solid business acumen will guide us as we address supply chain best practices both inside and outside of the region. In addition, we look forward to his help in promoting connectivity between ASA, the Latin American operators, and repair stations."

Based in our nation's capital and representing more than 330 global member companies that purchase and distribute aircraft parts world-wide, ASA's Board of Directors acts on behalf of regulatory and legal matters such as safety, federal compliance, and ethical business practices critical to the aviation parts supply industry.

"Aeroman has had the privilege of being an active member of the ASA for more than 10 years, and we hope to continue this tradition in this outstanding association," states Luis Giacoman, Director Supply Chain for Aeroman. "During this time, we have had the pleasure of working with several ASA members and speaking at ASA's global conference on Latin American operations," Luis Giacoman adds. "I look forward to working with fellow members of the Board of Directors to simplify the challenges that businesses face when expanding in Latin America."

About Aeroman
Aeroman, a member of the Aveos group, has 25 years experience in providing airframe maintenance solutions to its customers across the Americas. Established in 1983, Aeroman has a reputation as a narrow-body centre of excellence and is the only member of the Airbus MRO Network in Latin America. Its facilities are strategically located and are easily accessed by carriers from the US, Caribbean, Mexico and Central and South America. Aeroman shares customers' sense of urgency and excels at meeting their expectations for turnaround time, service quality and safety. Aeroman is certified by the US Federal Aviation Administration, the European Aviation Security Agency (EASA) and civil aviation authorities in 13 countries, and was the first Latin American MRO to obtain the ISO 9001:2000 certification. Learn more about Aeroman at: http://www.aeroman.com.sv

About Aveos
Aveos is a Montreal-based, full-service maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) organization that provides airframe, engine, component and maintenance solutions to over 140 customers around the world. Aveos operates maintenance solution centres across Canada and in El Salvador. With the addition of Aeroman, it counts approximately 4,700 employees focused on forging long-term, close partnerships with customers. With a growing list of quality-first partners, Aveos is building a network to deliver comprehensive and seamless fleet performance expertise across the Americas. To learn more visit: http://www.aveos.com
About Aviation Suppliers Association
The Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA), based in Washington, D.C., is a not-for-profit trade association, representing more than 330 global member companies that purchase and distribute aircraft parts world-wide. With approximately 140 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, federal compliance, and ethical business practices that impact the aviation parts supply industry. As a result of the groups auditing capabilities, over 240 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, air carriers 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. ASA has also been featured in Aviation Maintenance, Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance, Overhaul & Maintenance, SpeedNews, and USA Today, along with other business journals and leading industry publications. Most recently, the organization participated in and supported the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA) aircraft disassembly exhibit showcased this July at the 2008 Farnborough Air Show held in the United Kingdom.

To learn more about ASA, accreditation, and the annual conference scheduled for July of 2009, which is sponsored by Boeing, M&M Aerospace, Inventory Locator Service (ILS), 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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