SAR Trilogy Management, LLC (“SAR-T”), the holding company of the Aero Centers portfolio of FBOs, today announced that industry veteran, Geoff Heck, has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer. As the newest and most experienced addition to the leadership team, Heck will manage and oversee Aero Centers’ FBO portfolio.
“We are pleased to attract the caliber of executive that Geoff Heck represents to the general aviation industry,” remarked Sanjay Aggarwal, Co-Founder and CEO of SAR-T. “Geoff’s 38 years with a single organization, rising from an entry-level role to Senior Vice President of Global Operations, with responsibility for more than 200 FBOs, marks an impressive career of leadership, responsibility and service.”
In his new role, Heck will be responsible for driving safety, operational effectiveness and customer experience while fostering overall leadership and contributing to Aero Centers’ continued growth and success. He will lead over 250 team members and have operational responsibility across the entire portfolio, which provides a full range of traditional FBO services, including fuel, hangar, parking, aircraft maintenance (PDK, ILM, SFF) and aircraft management, charter and brokerage at Aero Center Epps Atlanta (PDK).
“For four years, I’ve watched Aero Centers develop from a greenfield concept to a successful and growing platform with six operating FBOs and two more Greenfield locations underway. Aero Centers’ entrepreneurial approach, which includes full-service offerings and competition in formerly sole-source airports, is a breath of fresh air in an industry that has seen consolidation in service providers. Aero Centers brings a unique and strategic vision to the FBO space as they continue to grow its network, build its customer base and strive for operational excellence. It is a perfect fit and I am honored to join the team,” Heck said.
“We are confident Geoff will make an invaluable contribution to our team, leveraging his leadership, known for developing talent and growing markets, and always delivering on commitments made by the company,” said S. Michael Scheeringa, co-founder and CEO of SAR-T. “That is the reputation and culture we want Aero Centers to represent.”
SAR-T was founded by Sanjay Aggarwal and S. Michael Scheeringa with the first greenfield Aero Centers opening in 2021 in Lakeland, FL. In 2022, RedBird Capital Partners became a strategic investment partner providing growth capital for the expansion of the portfolio. Aero Centers has six operating locations including Lakeland FL (AC LAL 2021), Wilmington NC (AC ILM 2022), Spokane Felts Field (AC SFF – 2023), Spokane WA (AC GEG 2023), Atlanta, GA (AC Epps PDK 2023), Tallahassee FL (AC TLH 2023) with Casper WY (AC CPR) opening in early 2024 and Northeast Philadelphia (AC PNE) scheduled for completion in 2025.
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