Evergreen Appoints Colin Buxton as VP Sales

Evergreen Maintenance Center Inc. (EMC) announced the appointment of Colin Buxton as vice president of Sales and Marketing, effective immediately. In this role, Mr. Buxton will lead new business development and marketing activities for EMC, the largest commercial aircraft storage and heavy maintenance facility in the world, which was acquired by Relativity Capital in May 2011.

“Colin Buxton’s extensive knowledge base and 30+ years of international aviation experience will help us achieve our strategic initiatives,” remarked Hal Heule, CEO and vice chairman of EMC’s Board of Directors. “With his drive and global business sense, Mr. Buxton and his group, are now on track to deliver significant growth across our heavy maintenance, flight line, and storage programs within the next year.”

Prior to joining EMC, Mr. Buxton served as vice president of Customer Business for Roll-Royce. During his 33-year tenure with a world-leading provider of power systems and services, his experience also included Program Manager for two significant engine projects, Customer Support Director in the Military business sector and Sales Director for Airlines.

“Currently, EMC has many opportunities to expand our international and domestic footprint, which covers the full life-span of an aircraft,” added Colin Buxton, Vice President of Sales And Marketing for EMC. “New opportunities that complement our capabilities in: heavy maintenance, flight line, storage, and managing end-of-life programs are now in review. Activity surrounding the addition of the A318, A319, A320, and A321 to our certificate, has increased and EMC is also evaluating the A330 family.” Based on all of our unique solutions, together with the FAA Class IV Airframe Rating, it is clear that EMC can provide tremendous value to the world’s aviation market. To that end, I am looking forward to capturing opportunities that will deliver both value and growth.”

About Evergreen Maintenance Center Evergreen Maintenance Center (EMC), based in Arizona, is the largest aircraft storage, and heavy maintenance facility in the world with 20 million square feet of ramp and storage area that accommodates over 400 aircraft. For more than three decades, the privately owned company has been a FAA Approved FAR Part 145 repair station with a FAA Class IV Airframe Rating (#ERKR675D). In addition to FAA certification, EMC is ISO 9001-2008 registered, holds maintenance certifications from the Air Transport Canada, Aruba, Bermuda, and EASA regulatory agencies. They also offer various levels of comprehensive heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul, as well as storage, component repairs, painting, interior, detailing, and asset end-of-life services for Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, McDonnell Douglas, Raytheon, and Bombardier aircraft. Periodically, EMC’s leadership grants interviews and has had the pleasure of working with the Discovery Channel, The Today Show, Nightly Business News, and has been featured in Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance, Aviation Week, Aviation Week’s Overhaul and Maintenance, Air Transport World, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, MRO Management, SpeedNews, and several other leading publications regarding their milestones, position, and contributions to the aviation industry. In addition, they are consistently recognized by the FAA with the esteemed Diamond and Gold Awards.

To learn more about the Evergreen companies please visit their website at: www.evergreenmc.com

About Relativity Capital LLC
With offices in Arlington, VA, New York, NY, and Bloomfield Hills, MI, Relativity Capital LLC provides private equity capital to companies throughout all stages of the business cycle. Relativity seeks to invest in the aerospace/defense, industrials, and business and healthcare services sectors. Relativity’s key investment initiative is to drive operational excellence in partnership with management.

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