Manufacturing

LAURANS MENDELSON

CHAIRMAN & CEO, HEICO, HOLLYWOOD

HEICO is an aerospace, industrial, defense and electronics company with facilities around the world. It produces aircraft parts, electrical and electro-optical systems and components that go into military and commercial aircraft as well as industrial turbines, missiles, targeting systems and other devices. The firm is one of the 50 biggest companies in Florida, with 5,400 employees and revenue of $1.8 billion, and has been one of the fastest-growing public companies in the nation.

EDUCATION Columbia College (AB, MBA)
SOMETHING SURPRISING I am truly a family man. Nothing is more important to me.
FLORIDA ISSUE Greater educational opportunity for all
ALTERNATE CAREER Investment banking

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