LAURANS A. MENDELSON
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, HEICO Corporation
Laurans A. Mendelson has served as Chairman of the Board of the Company since December 1990. He has also served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company since February 1990 and President of the Company since September 1991. HEICO Corporation is a member of the Aerospace Industries Association (“AIA”) in Washington D.C., and Mr. Mendelson serves on the Board of Governors of AIA. He is also former Chairman of the Board of Trustees, former Chairman of the Executive Committee and a current member of the Society of Mount Sinai Founders of Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida. In addition, Mr. Mendelson served as a Trustee of Columbia University in The City of New York from 1995 to 2001, as well as Chairman of the Trustees’ Audit Committee. Mr. Mendelson currently serves as Trustee Emeritus of Columbia University. Mr. Mendelson is a Certified Public Accountant. Laurans A. Mendelson is the father of Eric Mendelson and Victor Mendelson. Laurans Mendelson is considered an “inside” director under New York Stock Exchange rules.
Vice Chairman, President and COO of Gibraltar Private Bank and Trust.
Adolfo Henriques is Vice Chairman, President and COO of Gibraltar Private Bank and Trust. From 2008 until 2010, Mr. Henriques was Vice Chairman of the Related Group, a privately held builder of luxury condominiums and multi-family real estate developments. From 2005 until its sale in December 2007, Mr. Henriques was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of NYSE-listed Florida East Coast Industries. From 1998 until 2005, he served as Chief Executive Officer of the South Region for Regions Bank (and its predecessor Union Planters Bank). Prior to joining Regions Bank, Mr. Henriques served in executive capacities at Bank of America’s predecessor banks since 1986, including positions as Chairman of NationsBank in South Florida and Executive Vice President of Barnett Bank. Mr. Henriques also serves on the boards of Intcomex, Inc. and of Medica HealthCare Plans, Inc. and its affiliate, Medica Health Plans of Florida, Inc. and is the Chairman of the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council. Mr. Henriques is considered an “independent” director under New York Stock Exchange rules.
SAMUEL L. HIGGINBOTTOM
Former Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Rolls Royce, Inc.
Samuel L. Higginbottom is a retired executive officer of Rolls Royce, Inc. (an aircraft engine manufacturer), where he served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer from 1974 to 1986. He was the Chairman of the Columbia University Board of Trustees from 1982 until September 1989. He was President, Chief Operating Officer and a director of Eastern Airlines, Inc., from 1970 to 1973 and served in various other executive capacities with that company from 1964 to 1969. Mr. Higginbottom was a director of British Aerospace Holdings, Inc., an aircraft manufacturer, from 1986 to 1999 and was a director of AmeriFirst Bank from 1986 to 1991. He is a Trustee Emeritus of St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida. Mr. Higginbottom is considered an “independent” Director under New York Stock Exchange rules.
MARK H. HILDEBRANDT
Partner, Waldman Hildebrandt Trigoboff Marx & Calnan, P.A.
Mark H. Hildebrandt has been a partner in Waldman Hildebrandt Trigoboff Marx & Calnan, P.A., a Miami, Florida-based full-service boutique law firm since 2004. He has practiced law continuously for more than 25 years and specializes in corporation and business law and in litigation. Mr. Hildebrandt is also President of the Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation in Miami Beach, Florida and a current member of the Executive Committee, a current member of the Finance and Investment Committee, a former Chairman of the Finance Committee and a former member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Mount Sinai Medical Center. Additionally, Mr. Hildebrandt is a member of the Board of Directors of Easter Seals of Miami-Dade County, Florida, and has served in numerous other local civic posts. Mr. Hildebrandt is considered an “independent” Director under New York Stock Exchange rules.
Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Wolfgang Mayrhuber was elected to the Board of Directors in 2001 after serving as Advisor to the Board of Directors of the Company since 1997. Mr. Mayrhuber has served as Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Lufthansa AG ("Lufthansa") since June 2003. He has served with Lufthansa since 1970, and has held various senior management positions for the maintenance and overhaul of aircraft, components and engines. In 1992, Mr. Mayrhuber was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Technical at Lufthansa. In 1994, he became Chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik AG. In 2001, Mr. Mayrhuber was appointed to the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Mr. Mayrhuber is also a member of the supervisory boards of BMW AG, Eurowings Luftverkehrs AG and a number of Lufthansa affiliates. Mr. Mayrhuber is considered an "independent" Director under New York Stock Exchange rules.
ERIC A. MENDELSON
Co-President, HEICO Corporation
Eric A. Mendelson is Co-President of HEICO
Corporation and has been an employee of the Company since 1990, serving in
various capacities. Mr. Mendelson
has been President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company’s Flight Support
group since its formation in 1997 and President of HEICO Aerospace Corporation
since 1993. He served as Executive
Vice President of the Company from 2001 until 2009. Mr. Mendelson is a co-founder, and, since 1987, has been
Managing Director of Mendelson International Corporation, a private investment
company, which is a shareholder of HEICO.
In addition, Mr. Mendelson is a member of the Board of Trustees of Mount
Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida and Ransom Everglades School in
Coconut Grove, Florida, as well as a member of the Executive Committee of the
Columbia College Alumni Association.
Eric Mendelson is the son of Laurans Mendelson and the brother of Victor
Mendelson. Eric Mendelson is
considered an “inside” Director under New York Stock Exchange rules.
VICTOR H. MENDELSON
Co-President, HEICO Corporation
Victor H. Mendelson is Co-President of HEICO
Corporation and has been associated with the Company since 1990, serving in
various capacities. He has been
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company’s Electronic Technologies
group since September 1996. He
also served as General Counsel of the Company from 1993 to September 2008 and
as Executive Vice President of the Company from 2001 to 2009. He was a Vice President of the Company
from 1996 until 2001. Mr.
Mendelson was the Chief Operating Officer of the Company’s former MediTek
Health Corp. subsidiary from 1994 until its profitable sale in 1996. Mr. Mendelson is a co-founder, and,
since 1987, has been President of Mendelson International Corporation, a
private investment company which is a shareholder of HEICO. He is a member of the Board of Visitors
of Columbia College in New York City, a Trustee of St. Thomas University in
Miami Gardens, Florida and President of the Board of Directors of the Florida
Grand Opera. Victor Mendelson is
the son of Laurans Mendelson and the brother of Eric Mendelson. Victor Mendelson is considered an “inside”
director under New York Stock Exchange rules.
DR. ALAN SCHRIESHEIM
Former Director, Argonne National Laboratory
Dr. Alan Schriesheim is retired from the Argonne National Laboratory, where he served as Director from 1984 to 1996. From 1983 to 1984, he served as Senior Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of Argonne. From 1956 to 1983, Dr. Schriesheim served in a number of capacities with Exxon Corporation in research and administration, including positions as General Manager of the Engineering Technology Department for Exxon Research and Engineering Co. and Director of Exxon's Corporate Research Laboratories. Dr. Schriesheim is also a member of the Board of the Children's Memorial Hospital of Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Schriesheim is considered an “independent” Director under New York Stock Exchange rules.
FRANK J. SCHWITTER
Retired Partner, Arthur Andersen LLP
Frank J. Schwitter has been engaged principally as a consultant for law and accounting firms since 1998. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Schwitter served as Senior Business Advisor and Technical Consultant to Prasetio Utomo & Co. in Indonesia. Prior to 1996, Mr. Schwitter served 38 years with Arthur Andersen LLP, where he was a partner and the Managing Director of the Firm’s International Business Program from 1982 to 1996. Mr. Schwitter also served as an officer and director of a number of business organizations including the Foreign Policy Association, the Business Council for International Understanding, Council of the Americas, the Long Island Association of Business and the Huntington Chamber of Commerce. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Schwitter served on the Technical Standards Committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”) and he remains a member of the AICPA. Mr. Schwitter is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State. Mr. Schwitter is considered an “independent” Director under New York Stock Exchange rules.