Heritage Aviation names Matthew Collins as CEO

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Wed, 09/16/2020 - 8:07am -- Denise Sortor

The Board of Directors of Heritage Aviation announced today that Matthew Collins has been promoted to be the company’s Chief Executive Officer, succeeding David Stiller who served as company President from 2014-2020.  Collins was previously the Director of Fixed Base Operations.

“Matt is a proven leader who embodies Heritage Aviation’s values. He has a deep understanding of the needs of our customers and the Burlington International Airport. He has a strong commitment to employee ownership, and the Board is delighted to appoint Matt as CEO with our full support.” said Stiller, who has moved into the role of Chair of the Board of Directors.

Matt joined Heritage Aviation in 2008 as a Line Service Technician and was promoted to Director of Fixed Base Operations in 2016.  In his time with the company, Matt has overseen all aspects of the fixed-base operations including customer service, safety, quality control, and airline operations. He earned a certificate from Embry Riddle University in Aviation Safety Management in 2019.

"We are very pleased to make this announcement.  Matt has truly demonstrated a passion for the industry, commitment to his colleagues, and drive to deliver excellence to our customers,” stated Vicki Parrella, Human Resources Director. "His lengthy tenure and knowledge of our services, personnel, and customers makes him the ideal person to lead Heritage Aviation into the future.”

“It is a real honor to be entrusted with leading such a great organization. Heritage has made some incredible changes in the last few years with open book management, employee ownership, and achieving B-Corp status,” said Matt Collins. I am excited to continue fostering these initiatives and exploring new growth potentials for our organization and employee-owners. “

About the company:

Heritage Aviation is a 100% Employee Owned - Certified B Corporation aviation services company that provides Fixed Base Operations, Maintenance, Avionics and Aircraft Management services from Burlington International Airport.  For over thirty years our Diamond Award winning FAA-certified repair station has provided the region with outstanding aircraft maintenance and avionics support.  Our nationally recognized FBO division is famous for its customer service while offering 24/7 ground handling, fueling, deicing and related aviation support capabilities.  Heritage Aviation’s LEED Gold certified general aviation facility utilizes wind, solar, green roof, and rainwater harvesting technologies as part of our commitment to environmental sustainability.