People News: Landmark Names Larsen Vice President

TEMPE, Ariz., March 3, 2006 -- Landmark Aviation today named Mark Larsen as its new Vice President of Large Fleets and Government Contracts, responsible for the overall business relationships and development of Master Service Agreements with the company's largest customers.

"Mark's expertise will be instrumental in solidifying agreements and building new customer relationships," said Shawn Vick, President, Landmark Aviation.

Larsen previously served as Director, Large Fleet & Government Contracts and Engine Program Sales Manager at Landmark Aviation. Prior to that, he was one of the founders at Standard Aero Alliance Inc./Alliance Engines and served as Director of Customer Service, Sales, and OEM Relations.

Larsen has more than 24 years of management experience in the business aviation industry. He is a licensed pilot and holds an Aviation Administration and Management degree from Anoka Ramsey College.

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Landmark Aviation, formerly known as Garrett/Piedmont Hawthorne/Associated, is one of North America's largest providers of comprehensive services for the business aviation industry. With 43 locations in North America, the company offers a full range of fixed base operations; maintenance, repair and overhaul; aircraft charter, sales and management; and large aircraft completions. Landmark Aviation is headquartered in Tempe, Ariz. Landmark Aviation is a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group.