Sharp Details CEO Jim Garland to deliver keynote at upcoming NBAA Maintenance Management Conference

The speech will draw heavily from Garland’s book, The Practical Guide to Exceptional Living.

DULLES, VIRGINIA – April 22, 2013 – Sharp Details President and CEO Jim Garland will deliver the keynote address on the opening day of the upcoming NBAA Maintenance Management Conference, inFort Worth,Texas on Tuesday, April 30.

The speech, “The Enlightened Aviation Professional – Five Key Strategies to Elevate Your Career and Life,” will draw heavily from Garland’s book, The Practical Guide to Exceptional Living.  The book describesGarland’s down-to-earth approach to business, and includes real-life stories from his experience starting and building Sharp Details into one of the country’s premier corporate aircraft cleaning and detailing firms.  The speech will be filled with humor, lessons and actionable items that everyone can use, both in their personal lives and in their business careers.

Garlandfounded Sharp Details in 1994.  The company has operations throughout the mid-Atlantic region and just recently expanded intoNew Jerseyand southernFlorida.  Sharp Details offers a full line of cleaning services to based, transient and fractional operators.  These include aircraft interior and exterior turn cleaning, interior detailing, leather and carpet cleaning, and stain removal, in addition to aircraft washing, waxing, IE2000 polymer paint protection and brightwork polishing.  The company offers full-time contracted services on a monthly, weekly, daily or quarterly basis.

The NBAA Maintenance Management Conference runs from April 30 through May 3.  The conference will have an aircraft static display, something new to the conference this year.  For more information or to register, access the NBAA website at


Sharp Details currently employees 70 technicians and managers along the east coast—from Floridato Connecticut—who provide full-service aircraft cleaning and support services for some of the largest and most respected corporate operators and fractional service providers in the world.  Services include wipe-downs, aircraft wet washing, dry washing, brightwork polishing, waxing, interior detailing and carpet shampooing, Teflon paint protection, and Xzilon application.  Sharp Details also offers facility services and full-time in-house contract employees for corporate flight departments.  The company serves FBOs, service centers, fractional operators, individual operators and corporate flight departments.  Sharp Details was founded in 1994 and currently has base airport operations at Richmond, VA (RIC), Washington Dulles (IAD), Washington National (DCA), Philadelphia (PHL), White Plains, New York (HPN); Oxford-Waterbury, Connecticut (OXC); Bridgeport, Connecticut (BDR); and Teterboro, New Jersey (TEB).  Sharp Details also offers mobile services at most airports throughout, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.  Our newest operation in Floridaserves the following airports, Opa-Locka Executive (OPF), Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport (TMB), Miami International (MIA), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Fort Lauderdale Executive (FXE), Boca Raton (BCT) and Palm Beach International (PBI).  For additional information, access or email Jim Garland at    


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