December 24, 2014 10:46 PM ET

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Company Overview of Leading Edge Aviation Services, Inc.

Company Overview

Leading Edge Aviation Services, Inc. provides aircraft painting services for commercial, VIP, and military aircraft. It offers aircraft interior and exterior painting, original equipment manufacturers (OEM) production coatings application support, mod-center painting services support, VIP aircraft interior completions and exterior paint, aviation graphics, aircraft weighing, long and short term aircraft storage, field audits, fleet assessments, interior deep cleaning, and aircraft exterior wash and polish. The company also provides strip, paint, wash, and other services; weighing services; and commercial mobile aircraft painting services. It serves customers in the United States and internat...

3132 Airway Avenue

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

United States

Founded in 1989





Key Executives for Leading Edge Aviation Services, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 50
Founder and Non-Executive Chairman
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Leading Edge Aviation Services, Inc. Key Developments

Leading Edge Aviation Services, Inc. Wins $1,616,750 Federal Contract

Leading Edge Aviation, Victorville, California, won a $1,616,750 federal contract from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, for Type III prescribed burn helicopter services.

Leading Edge Aviation Services, Inc. Announces Management Changes

Leading Edge Aviation Services, Inc. announced that it has promoted Chris Harano, 49, from President to Chief Executive Officer. Leading Edge founder and former Chief Executive Officer, Mike Manclark, will remain with the company as non-executive Chairman. Harano originally joined Leading Edge to spearhead the company's strategic growth into new Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and manufacturing markets both domestically and globally. Previously, Harano was President of InsulTech. The company also announced that it has appointed Daniel Zeddy, 59, as its Chief Financial Officer. Zeddy has more than 25 years of experience in finance and accounting, human resources and information technology as well as 20 years of experience in lean manufacturing programs.

Leading Edge Aviation Services, Inc. Names Rod Friese as Chief Operating Officer

Leading Edge Aviation Services, Inc. announced that Rod Friese has been named its Chief Operating Officer (COO). In his new role, Rod will expand on his leadership as President of Associated Painters and champion the substantial growth and industry positioning of the newly merged companies. As COO, Rod will oversee all business operations at each facility, determine and implement the best practices already in play at each, and align the business operations of two companies as one. Rod brings to Leading Edge boots-on-the-ground experience in aircraft painting, high-end customer care, continuous improvement, and lean manufacturing and business programs, having entered the industry first as an aircraft painter for 5 years at Boeing, then as the 25-year business owner and President of Associated Painters.

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