Hawthorne Global Names Bryon Burbage President

CHARLESTON, SC--(Marketwired - May 6, 2015) - Hawthorne Global Aviation Services, a premier provider of general aviation services, today announced that Bryon Burbage has been named President, in addition to his role as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective immediately.

Joining Hawthorne Global as CFO in 2011, Burbage successfully integrated five strategic FBO acquisitions during that time. Prior to Hawthorne, he spent more than 20 years in public and private finance and accounting functions, including serving as Corporate Controller and CFO for several private companies. Before that, at KPMG, he provided business advisory services for a range of multi-million dollar companies and oversaw the review and implementation of various enterprise-level accounting systems.

"Bryon brings deep financial expertise and proven leadership skills to the position of president of Hawthorne," said Bill Koch, Chairman of Hawthorne. "With Bryon at the helm, and with the Hawthorne standard for the highest level service, we are well positioned for rapid growth in all parts of the business."

"Hawthorne Global Aviation is at the forefront of the general aviation services industry, with a high quality FBO network, jet charter and management services, and the best maintenance services in the business," said Burbage. "I am excited to lead Hawthorne in this next phase, building on its success, and leveraging new opportunities for continued expansion."

Hawthorne Global is a world class general aviation services company, with first class FBO services, private charter services, turnkey aircraft management and FAA approved aircraft maintenance. Its growing network of FBOs across North America includes: Chippewa Valley Regional Airport in Wisconsin (KEAU); MacArthur Airport in Islip, New York (KISP); Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago; Illinois (KPWK); and Cobb County Airport in Atlanta, Georgia (KRYY). 

Moelis Capital Partners (MCP) and Hawthorne Corporation formed Hawthorne in 2010 to pursue an FBO acquisition strategy. Moelis Capital Partners is a middle market private equity fund with significant experience in aerospace investing including, Flightstar Aircraft Services, Mxi and PATS Aircraft Systems.

About Hawthorne Global Aviation Services
Hawthorne Global Aviation Services is a premier provider of general aviation services with a rich history in the industry dating back to 1932. For more information, please visit www.hawthorne.aero

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