WASHINGTON & HOLLYWOOD, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HEICO Corporation (NYSE: HEI)(NYSE: HEI.A) advised that its Co-President, Victor H. Mendelson, will speak this afternoon as a panelist on the aviation and aerospace industry’s workforce challenges at the 2018 Aviation Summit hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC.
The Workforce Panel will discuss how to ensure the U.S. aviation and aerospace industry continues to attract, train and retain the kind of remarkable talent which has allowed the United States to lead the world in these fields over many decades.
Mr. Mendelson will serve on the panel with the following well-known industry leaders: Dan Akins, Co-Founder Flightpath Economics, LLC; Captain Tim Canoll, President, Air Line Pilots Association, International; Bob Leduc, President, Pratt & Whitney; Tom Gentile, President & Chief Executive Officer, Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.; and Sheree Utash, President, Wichita Area Technical College. The panel will be moderated by Aviation Week and Space Technology’s Editor-in-Chief, Joe Anselmo.
Mr. Mendelson commented, “I am honored to serve on this panel with such an outstanding group of aviation and aerospace visionaries. Our industry is fortunate to have remarkably dedicated participants and, fortunately, the U.S. Chamber is well-focused on developing more of them.”
Eric A. Mendelson, HEICO’s other Co-President, addressed the Aviation Summit in a similar panel last year.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual Aviation Summit brings together top leaders in business, aviation, and government to publicly discuss one of the most important industries in our economy. The Further in Flight theme for the 2018 Summit will highlight the many challenges and opportunities facing the aviation industry as new technology and access to flight continues to expand across the world. Each year this event garners around 1000 attendees made up of CEOs and executive leaders from across the aviation and aerospace industries, as well as influencers from inside and outside of the beltway.
HEICO Corporation is engaged primarily 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. HEICO’s customers include a majority of the world’s airlines and overhaul shops, aircraft and aircraft systems manufacturers, numerous defense and space contractors and military agencies worldwide, in addition to medical, telecommunications and electronics equipment manufacturers. For more information about HEICO, please visit our website at http://www.heico.com.