HEICO CEO honored with Wright Brothers Memorial Award

HEICO Corporation (NYSE: HEI.A) (NYSE: HEI) chairman and CEO Laurans A. Mendelson has received the Wright Brothers Memorial Award from the Greater Miami Aviation Association (GMAA), the company said.

The Wright Brothers Award is presented each year to an individual whose contributions to the aviation industry reflect on the aviation community. Prior Wright Brothers Memorial Award recipients include Fred Smith, FedEx founder, chairman and CEO, Gary Spulak, president of Embraer North America and other aviation industry leaders.

HEICO Corporation is engaged in the design, production, servicing and distribution of products and services to certain niche segments of the aviation, defense, space, medical, telecommunications and electronics industries through its Hollywood, Florida-based Flight Support Group and its Miami, Florida-based Electronic Technologies Group.

GMAA was formed to increase public awareness of aviation and highlight the expanding role aviation plays in the South Florida community. GMAA seeks to foster professionalism in aviation by awarding scholarships to deserving South Florida college students who are majoring in education.