Marty Hiller is a renowned entrepreneur with nearly 40 years of experience in owning and managing aviation businesses. He is the owner of Marathon Jet Center and Marathon General Aviation. He also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Hiller Carbon, a leading supplier of carbon to steel mills and foundries, and as a principal in North Shore Holdings, LLC, with interests in aviation, carbon, and minerals.
Hiller served on the board and as President of National Air Transport Association (NATA). As President of NATA he ensured a steady financial future for NATA and guiding its membership on several fronts, including opposing ATC privatization, addressing workforce shortages, and combating illegal charter. As an FBO owner and aviation business leader, Hiller consistently demonstrated his immense value to the Association through a keen understanding of its membership’s needs and by offering insight in the development of innovative products and services to help the general aviation community succeed in the marketplace. He was recognized with Ong Award for his illustrious aviation business career and his devotion to NATA. Hiller is well known for his business acumen and as a great friend of the general aviation community.
In 1982, Hiller’s career began with his family’s coal mining company, Hiller Fuels, Inc., which was sold in 1983 to Nerco Coal Company. From 1985-2010, Marty led The Hiller Group’s aviation fuel distribution activities initially as Vice President, Eventually, becoming the company’s President and CEO. Under Hiller’s leadership, The Hiller Group grew to become one of the largest aviation fuel distribution companies in the United States, representing the Chevron, Texaco, and Phillips 66 brands. Both Marty and the company received many awards for business excellence, including recognition as one of the top 150 privately-held companies and the 100 fastest-growing companies in Florida.
In 2010, Marty sold The Hiller Group to World Fuel Services—where he acted as Executive Vice President of Business Aviation until September 2013, before returning to Hiller Carbon. He also sold his Michigan-based FBO Harbour Air Services to Avfuel in 2016.
Marty currently serves as a member of Duncan Aviation and Capital Aviation Group’s Advisory Boards. He also participates in the Norte Dame University Undergraduate Experience Committee. Marty previously held Board positions with the Alliance for Catholic Education and Page Avjet Fuel Company (PAFCO). He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Finance from Trine University.
Scheeringa has almost 30 years of experience in general and commercial aviation as an operator and supplier. Scheeringa is a co-founder and managing director of SAR Trilogy Management, an aviation investment and management company. Before he founded SAR Trilogy in 2015, he was the President and CEO of BBA Aviation Flight Support, which comprised Signature Flight Support, the world’s leading FBO network, and ASIG, a leading operator of commercial aviation fueling services. Under his leadership, Signature grew from 85 to 124 global locations, almost doubled in revenue and tripled profit resulting in the company outperforming the market in 65 out of the last 72 months of Scheeringa’s tenure.
From 2004-2008, Scheeringa served as CEO of Flight Options LLC, one of the world’s largest operators of business jets. He was responsible for the turnaround of the business taking it from a negative 20% margin to a positive 5% margin. Prior to that he spent 13 years at US Airways in officer-level positions in network and operations planning and as the head of the company’s wholly-owned subsidiaries.
Scheeringa received his BS in Transportation and Logistics Management from Arizona State University. Scheeringa was a board member of the Central Florida Expressway Authority. He is a Past Chairman of the National Air Transportation Association and a private pilot.
Aggarwal has over 25 years of experience in the aviation and hospitality industries. Aggarwal is a co-founder of SAR Trilogy Management. Previously until 2015, he was the CEO of Global Crew Logistics (GCL), a Miami-based travel management company specializing in the movements and accommodation of business aviation and cargo airlines’ flight crews. GCL doubled its EBITDA in a short two-year period under Aggarwal’s leadership.
Between 2008 and 2013, Sanjay served as CEO of two commercial airlines in India – Spicejet (a private-equity-backed low-cost air carrier) and Kingfisher Airlines (a publicly listed full-service carrier). Under his leadership, Spicejet saw its first profitable year and increased its domestic market share from 7% to 12%. Prior to that, he served as COO of Flight Options LLC, one of the world’s largest operators of business jets. He and Scheeringa worked together to take Flight Options to profitability.
Earlier, Sanjay worked in IT, strategy, financial planning and other roles at Marriott International and US Airways. He received his BS in Industrial Engineering from Nagpur University in India and his MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.