Landmark Aviation Named Mario Diaz General Manager of the Year

Landmark Aviation Named Mario Diaz General Manager of the Year

Houston, TX — 04/21/2011

Landmark Aviation named Mario Diaz General Manager of the Year at its annual General Managers’ Meeting held in Scottsdale, AZ.


As General Manager of Landmark’s San Antonio location over the last two years, Mario has managed to increase his location’s revenue, improve the overall level of customer service, build strong relationships with the airport, and increase involvement with the San Antonio community, all while enduring a major facility remodel.


“Over the last year Mario has actively and aggressively sought large aircraft and airline business for his location and has grown his business despite a disruptive remodel,” said Ted Hamilton, Executive Vice President of Operations.


Mario Diaz grew up in Guadalajara, Mexico and came to the U.S. to attend the University of Texas at Austin. He later went on to earn his multi-engine commercial license before entering the general aviation industry with Trajen FBO Network. After several years as a Customer Service Representative, Mario came to Landmark to assist as a key member of the transition team. He took on his first General Manager role at Landmark’s LAX location before moving on to San Antonio.


“I see this as being recognition of our location, as opposed to an individual award,” Mario explained. “I couldn’t have gotten here without my team.”


Mario has been instrumental in supporting the growth of the network. He has added a significant amount of business from Mexico, Central America and South America to Landmark’s Southern locations. His willingness to assist other locations during transitions, major events, and during times of need demonstrates his commitment to the Company and sets him apart.


“As impressive as his dedication to his San Antonio team is, his support of other managers, company business development objectives, and acquisition support is clearly an example for all to follow,” Regional Vice President Greg Sutphin explained.


In recognition of his performance, he will receive an all-expense paid trip for two to Sonoma, CA as well as a 2011 Corvette Grand Sport Coupe for his use over the next year.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Landmark Aviation operates a network of fixed base operations located throughout the U.S., and in Canada and Western Europe. The Company offers a wide range of services, including FBO, MRO, charter and management. Landmark is a portfolio company of GTCR Golder Rauner and Platform Partners, LLC. For more information, visit


GTCR is a leading private equity firm based in Chicago that manages more than $8 billion in equity and capital invested in a wide range of companies and industries. The firm principally invests in high-growth industries, including business services and outsourcing, consumer products and services, healthcare, technology and transaction processing.


Platform Partners, LLC is a private holding company based in Houston that makes investments in middle-market companies with the intent of growing the businesses into industry leaders through a combination of organic and acquisition growth.

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