SDL Employees Honored at General Aviation Awards Program

SDL Employees Honored at General Aviation Awards Program

Houston, TX — 11/14/2009

Landmark Aviation is proud to announce employees Mike Bennett and Kurt Francis as recipients of the Arizona Avionic Technician of the Year and Arizona Aircraft Mechanic of the Year awards respectively.  The awards were given at the 37th Annual Aviation Safety Awards Banquet held at the Doubletree Guest Suites in Phoenix, Arizona on November 14, 2009.  These awards, given through the General Aviation Awards Program, a cooperative effort between the Federal Aviation Administration and aviation industry sponsors, recognize outstanding individuals in the fields of Avionics, Flight Instruction, and Maintenance.  Mr. Bennett and Mr. Francis have both played integral roles in promoting aviation safety, education, and professionalism through their exceptional work at Landmark Aviation - Scottsdale.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Landmark Aviation is a portfolio company of GCTR Golder Rauner and Platform Partners, LLC.  For more information, visit www.landmarkaviation.com.

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.