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Aero Centers Welcomes Mark Babrick as Vice President Sales and Marketing, Aircraft Management and Charter

Mark Babrick of Aero Centers

Atlanta, Georgia, February 22, 2024 – SAR Trilogy Management, LLC, dba Aero Centers, announced the appointment of Mark Babrick as the new Vice President Sales and Marketing, Aircraft Management and Charter Services division, aka Epps Air Service.

“Mark’s background in private aviation, proven track record of sales leadership, and a foundation of five-star hospitality will elevate Aero Centers’ charter and aircraft management services” commented S. Michael Scheeringa, Co-founder and Co-CEO of SAR Trilogy Management, LLC.  “We are looking forward to Mark’s immediate impact on the Atlanta market at Aero Center Epps PDK (Peachtree) as the business returns to a growth mode with a focus on the turbine business jet market”.

Mark has extensive luxury brand sales experience with a comprehensive understanding of the private aviation sector. He excels in connecting with an elite clientele, consistently exceeding their highest expectations. His move from luxury hospitality to private aviation allowed him to rapidly grow his business portfolio, demonstrate his prowess in relational leadership and deliver value creation for clients and the company alike. His commitment to operational success and client relations excellence has been the foundation for his success throughout his career.

At Aero Centers, Mark will spearhead the integration of charter and aircraft management operations into the portfolio’s well-established suite of services. His strategy focuses on safety, steadfast customer service, operational excellence and fiduciary responsibility ensuring the highest levels of satisfaction for Aero Centers’ clients.

President and Chief Operating Officer of Aero Centers, Geoff Heck, expressed his enthusiasm for Mark's appointment: "Mark's vision for the aviation industry perfectly aligns with the ethos of Aero Centers. His appointment is a significant milestone in our journey towards offering first-class aviation facilities and services. His exceptional ability to forge strong client relationships, paired with his industry insight, makes him the ideal leader to advance our charter and aircraft management operations. We are confident that under Mark’s guidance, Aero Centers will set the gold standard for private aviation services."

“Mark Babrick's arrival at Aero Centers is a testament to our Company’s commitment to excellence in the general aviation industry” cited Sanjay Aggarwal, Co-Founder and CEO SAR Trilogy Management, LLC. “His leadership is anticipated to drive the expansion of Aero Centers' market presence, ensuring an industry best service experience for all clientele.”

“Sanjay, Geoff and Michael have created an industry leading platform for full service, integrated FBO offerings.  The focus on the customer and returning aviation service offerings needed by local communities.  This is an incredible opportunity to facilitate a ‘back to our roots’ strategy of Aero Centers in the competitive private aviation industry” summarized Mark Babrick, Vice President Sales, Aircraft Charter and Management.

For more information about Aero Centers and their services, please visit aerocenters.com.

About Aero Centers 

Aero Centers (aerocenters.com) is a leading network of Fixed Base Operators providing a suite of general aviation services. Our offerings include private terminals, real estate opportunities, Part 145 aircraft maintenance, comprehensive aircraft management, Part 135 charter operations, and top-tier into-plane service. We are dedicated to delivering exceptional service and unparalleled facilities to our customers.  Aero Centers operates a Fixed Base Operator (FBO) network providing a full spectrum of general aviation services across the US in GEG, ILM, LAL, PDK, SFF, TLH and CPR (Coming Soon!). 

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“Jeremy is a true world-class leader in the aviation community,” said S. Michael Scheeringa, co-founder and managing director of SAR Trilogy Management.

His life-long passion for the industry and history of developing both people and markets made Jeremy the first and natural choice to lead Aero Centers.

Epperson started his aviation career in the United States Marine Corps, where he developed his leadership and passion to serve. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego, and is a commercial pilot with P135 experience. He has demonstrated his affection for the business with successful FBO leadership roles at Signature and Republic. 

Aero Centers will bring a level of professionalism and experience back to aviation communities,” added Jeremy Epperson. “Our FBOs demonstrate to the industry we are committed to first-class facilities with knowledgeable and experienced local team members with a passion for aviation. I am very excited to lead the team responsible for developing full-service FBOs and delivering customer-centric service to all aviation customers in a community. I had a vision for bringing passion, fun, and expertise back into aviation communities, just like it was 30 years ago. Aero Centers’ focus on full-service FBOs brings the dream to reality.

Jeremy Epperson

Sanjay Aggarwal

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. 

Sanjay Aggarwal is a co-founder of SAR Trilogy Management

MICHAEL SCHEERINGA

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.

Michael Scheringa Founder of Aero Centers