Garrett/Piedmont Hawthorne/Associated Names Roger E. Wolfe as Executive Vice President of Operations

empe, Ariz. — May 10, 2005—Garrett/Piedmont Hawthorne/Associated, a provider of comprehensive services for the business aviation industry, today announced that Roger E. Wolfe was appointed executive vice president of operations. Wolfe will be responsible for leading the company in defining and delivering an integrated service offering and will oversee all operations of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), engineering and supply chain, as well as operations for Associated Air Center.

Wolfe joins Garrett/Piedmont Hawthorne/Associated with 25 years in aviation industry operations. Most recently Wolfe was general manager and vice president for Honeywell Airframe Systems, and was previously director of integrated supply chain and general manager and vice president for Honeywell Aircraft Landing Systems. Prior to joining Honeywell, Wolfe spent five years at ITT Canon, serving first as director of operations in North America and then as vice president of manufacturing worldwide. He also served in positions of increasing responsibility, from engineer to president, at Allied Signal Aerospace Corporation, which was acquired by Bendix.

“Roger has an impressive track record for leading aviation services companies in achieving their greatest potential,” said Frank Klaus, president and CEO of Garrett/Piedmont Hawthorne/Associated. “We are very excited to bring Roger into the company at this critical juncture in our development, and believe his leadership and experience in operations will significantly improve our ability to exceed marketplace expectations.”

Garrett/Piedmont Hawthorne/Associated offers a full range of maintenance, repair and overhaul and aircraft completions services in more than 40 locations in North America. Wolfe will focus on developing operational processes and procedures to improve customer service and productivity.

“This is an exciting time to join the leadership team at Garrett/Piedmont Hawthorne/Associated, as the integration of these companies offers unparalleled opportunities for success,” said Roger Wolfe. “The timing is perfect for the company to evolve from managing events to managing relationships.”

About Garrett/Piedmont Hawthorne/Associated
Garrett/Piedmont Hawthorne/Associated is one of North America’s largest providers of comprehensive services for the business aviation industry. With 41 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. Garrett/Piedmont Hawthorne/Associated is headquartered in Tempe, Ariz.