(Houston, Texas – April 11, 2011) Landmark names Russell Halasz as General Manager at its Raleigh-Durham location.
Russell has been at the Raleigh/Durham International Airport since 1995 when he began as a baggage handler with Raleigh Flying Services for TWA, Northwest and Continental. In 2003, in addition to becoming a multi engine-commercial-instrument-rated pilot, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Science and a minor in Aviation Weather from Embry-Riddle University.
“I returned to Raleigh for a line job with Landmark while I worked on my CFI,” General Manager Russell Halasz explained. “However, I enjoyed my job so much that I began focusing more on learning the intricacies of the FBO business and less on flying.”
Russell joined Landmark Aviation as a Line Service Technician in May of 2003 and within two years he had worked his way up to Operations Manager. In 2008 he was promoted to Assistant Manager. “Russell brings strong leadership to the team, and with over eight years of experience at Landmark is more than capable of handling the demands and pressures that a fast-paced base such as RDU requires,” Regional Vice President Jim McNeill said.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Landmark Aviation operates a network of fixed base operations located throughout the U.S., and in Canada and Western Europe. The company offers a wide range of services, including FBO, MRO, charter and management. Landmark is a portfolio company of GTCR Golder Rauner and Platform Partners, LLC. For more information, visit www.landmarkaviation.com.
GTCR is a leading private equity firm based in Chicago that manages more than $8 billion in equity and capital invested in a wide range of companies and industries. The firm principally invests in high-growth industries, including business services and outsourcing, consumer products and services, healthcare, technology and transaction processing.
Platform Partners, LLC is a private holding company based in Houston that makes investments in middle-market companies with the intent of growing the businesses into industry leaders through a combination of organic and acquisition growth.