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(Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) - Retired Rear Admiral Mark Heinrich, U.S. Navy, has joined Associated Aircraft Manufacturing and Sales, Inc. (AAMSI) as President and CEO. Mark is a proven leader with a solid track record and will lead AAMSI as the company adds integrated supply chain solutions in the Aerospace, Defense, and MRO markets. He brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in operations, logistics, and supply chain management to this important role as the company continues to expand and grow.

Admiral Heinrich joins AAMSI from Alvarez & Marsal, where he was a Managing Director, co-leading A&M’s public sector practice. In his final assignment in the Navy, he served as the Commander (CEO equivalent) of the Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) and the 46th Chief of Supply Corps, where he led 25,000 members of the Navy’s global supply chain practice. His background in controlling costs, leading large scale ERP system implementations, managing NAVSUP’s seven billion dollar operating budget will benefit AAMSI and its global customer base.

Established in 1953, AAMSI has built a solid reputation within the Aerospace and Defense industries with agile aerospace manufacturing, repair and distribution expertise for military avionics and structural components. Our mission is to become the Provider of Choice to a wide spectrum of Aerospace and Defense customers – both here and abroad – by providing perfect order fulfillment, with competitive pricing, supply chain transparency and responsive, on-time delivery. AAMSI has recently acquired the DefenseView solution. Once implemented, our customers will be able to procure new equipment & electronics, or repair existing equipment through our supplier network with full life-cycle order transparency.

“Mark knows and understands our military & OEM customers and their needs. We are confident that AAMSI will continue to grow and prosper under Mark’s leadership,” said Frank Lannon, Chairman of the Board of AAMSI. “Everyone at AAMSI is delighted to have the opportunity to work with Admiral Heinrich”.

In addition to his assignment as Commander of NAVSUP and the 46th Chief of Supply Corps, Heinrich commanded the Defense Logistics Agency’s aviation center of excellence in Richmond, Virginia, and served as the Chief Operating Officer (J-3) of the Defense Logistics Agency in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He also commanded the NAVSUP Global Logistics Support Command, which had operational logistics support responsibilities to the Navy around the world.

In 2008, Heinrich deployed to the Middle East as Director of the United States Central Command’s Deployment and Distribution Operations Center in Kuwait, where he applied deployment and distribution expertise to plan and execute joint and combined force military operations.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, Heinrich also holds a MBA from the University of Kansas, as well as a Master of Science in Petroleum Management. In 2012, he was inducted into the University of Kansas School of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Hall of Fame. He also attended the Kellogg Graduate School of Management's Advanced Executive program.

Kinsale Capital Partners, based in Chicago is a major shareholder in AAMSI. The addition of Admiral Heinrich and the partnership with Kinsale Capital Partners will allow the longtime owners, Peter Beaulieu and Frank Seguin to transition to Board of Director roles with the Company. In a joint statement, Messrs. Beaulieu and Seguin said, “We are very proud of what we have accomplished over the last 40 years with AAMSI. We are very excited about Admiral Heinrich leading our team, along with our partnership with Kinsale Capital Partners. We believe that these changes will provide great benefits to our customers, our suppliers, and our employees. We look forward to staying actively involved in our role as Board members of AAMSI.”

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Associated Aircraft Manufacturing and Sales is an electronics, machining, and logistics solution provider. AAMSI’s principal mission is to provide a broad spectrum of highly engineered products and integrated supply chain solutions that sustain advanced systems in the Aerospace, Defense, and MRO markets. Our products help customers improve performance and reduce costs.

Company Contact:

Kevin O’Shea
Chief Operating Officer

2735 NW 63rd Court Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309-1711 USA

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