Marty Kretchman is Named General Manager of Asheville Location

Marty Kretchman is Named General Manager of Asheville Location

Houston, TX — 03/25/2011

Marty Kretchman is named GM of Landmark Aviation-AVL.


Marty has worked in aviation for nearly 10 years and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. He is a former corporate pilot and has been on the National Air Transportation Association's Airports Committee since 2007.


“I’ve been able to integrate my experience as a corporate aviator with my past experience managing FBOs to find some unique solutions to a variety of challenging situations,” AVL General Manager Marty Kretchman stated. “I look forward to working with my team towards similar successes here in Asheville.”


In addition to Avion Jet Center, Marty has held the post of General Manager at Volo Aviation-Sarasota. In early 2010, he was part of the team that opened Suncoast Air Center at KVNC. Once the Air Center was up and running, Marty departed to take the role of General Manager with Landmark Aviation.


“Marty has a stellar reputation in the General Aviation industry, and has proven himself as a dedicated professional,” Executive Vice President of Operations Ted Hamilton said. “My time working with Marty when he was the Vice Chairman of the NATA Airports Committee convinced me that he would be a tremendous addition to Landmark Aviation and we are fortunate to have him on our team.”

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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