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Interview with the Chairman and CEO: HEICO Corporation (NYSE:HEI)

Mendelson, Laurans A.
Laurans A. Mendelson is the Chairman of the board and Chief Executive Officer of HEICO Corporation. He is also a member of the board of governors of the Aerospace Industries Association in Washington, D.C.; immediate past Chairman of the board of trustees, and a member of the executive committee and the Society of Mount Sinai Founders of Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach; and Trustee Emeritus of Columbia University in the city of New York. Mr. Mendelson was awarded the John Jay Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement by Columbia College, is a recipient of Florida’s Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce 1998 Private Sector Community Service Award, and was a recipient of the 1999 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Greater Miami Aviation Association's Highest Award, the Wright Brothers Award. He has also been a distinguished guest lecturer in The Executive Forum of the MBA program at Florida Atlantic University, College of Business since February 2000. Mr. Mendelson received his B.A. degree from Columbia College in the city of New York in 1960 and his MBA degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Business in 1961. Profile
TWST: Tell us about all the changes at HEICO since we last spoke.

Mr. Mendelson: So to begin with and not necessarily in chronological order, but recently, we