Colonel (Ret.) Brian Tachias Joins MAG as the Director of Global Operations Business Development

Colonel (Retired) Brian Tachias

Colonel (Retired) Brian Tachias

Woodbridge, VA – December 20, 2016 – Joe Fluet, MAG Founder, CEO and Chairman of the of the Board, has announced that Colonel (Retired) Brian Tachias has joined the MAG team. Colonel (Ret.) Tachias will support strategic marketing and operations planning with top executives establishing strategic engagement objectives and methods. He will also apply acquisition and program management knowledge and experience across the enterprise to ensure programmatic success. Colonel (Ret.) Tachias joins MAG with over 30 years of leadership, management, and aviation acquisition experience. His focal point has been working with aerospace industry leaders and government partners to secure aviation products and services.
About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, VA, is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers manned aerial surveillance (Airborne ISR), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and aviation training services to federal, global, and commercial customers around the world. MAG Aerospace is a MAG Global company. For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

MAG Donates $1 Million Worth of Medicines for Treatment of Patients in Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq – November 28, 2016 – MAG Aerospace, MAG Logistics and MAG SG, along with Momentum Solutions donated essential medicines to the Unity Iraq Foundation for Relief & Development (UIFRD) to assist with treating patients in Baghdad, Iraq.

UIFRD is a non-profit organization based in Iraq with focus on caring for the displaced, and providing relief, subsidy, and assistance for the sick, the poor, and the needy. The donation, valued at one-million dollars, has been distributed throughout the Anbar province, among the Hospital of Canton, Amuda Hospital, and Hilaliya Clinic for treatment of patients at no charge.

Dr. Abeer Hasaf and Dr. Tarik Hamandee, Co-Presidency of the Health Commission for Al-Jazeera in Canton, sent a letter to MAG Logistics to “extend the deepest thanks and appreciation to the Canadian Government and both the Humpty Institute and MAG Logistics Canadian company for sending (880 lbs) of medicine.”

The donated medicine was purchased and shipped from Imres, Netherlands to Baghdad Airport in August, 2016. The air freight, and the coverage of all fees associated with the donation’s shipment was generously donated by Dubai-based logistics provider, ANHAM FZCO.

When Dr. Hasaf had reached out asking for assistance with the medicine, we were happy to help. Having worked in Iraq for many years, and having seen the local conditions, we understood the urgency and appreciate the opportunity to get involved” said Stephen Arbib, CEO of Momentum Solutions Canada Inc.

MAG Aerospace, MAG Logistics, MAG SG, and Momentum Solutions, have collectively donated this medicine and are thankful to all entities involved in the shipments journey to the people of Baghdad, Iraq.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, VA, is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers manned aerial surveillance (Airborne ISR), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and aviation training services to federal, global, and commercial customers around the world. MAG Aerospace is a MAG Global company. For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

 

MAG Donates RAVEN & PUMA to Texas Panhandle War Memorial

Amarillo, TX – November 11, 2016 – Each year, a Veteran’s Day ceremony is conducted at the Texas Panhandle War Memorial. A crowd upwards of 900 participated in this year’s ceremony, thanking our veterans for their service to our country. During this year’s ceremony, on behalf of MAG, Matthew Schleich and Howard O’Dell presented two SUAVs, a RAVEN and a PUMA, to the Texas Panhandle War Memorial. These aircraft will be displayed in the memorials education center, scheduled to be constructed within the next few years. The multi-floor facility will focus on educating area students on the military, veterans, and current/previous conflicts. Matthew stated “It was a great day spent with patriotic and appreciative people.”

Matthew Schleich (left) and Howard ODell (right)

Matthew Schleich (left) and Howard O’Dell (right) holding a certificate of appreciation from the Texas Panhandle War Memorial.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, VA, is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers manned aerial surveillance (Airborne ISR), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and aviation training services to federal, global, and commercial customers around the world. MAG Aerospace is a MAG Global Company. For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

MAG SG Completes Maternity Ward Facility in Togo

Mr. Roper (MAG SG Logistics Procurement and Services Manager ) shakes the hands of the Community members at the official handover of the new Maternity Ward in Togo.

Lomé, Togo – November 10, 2016 – MAG SG recently completed construction of a 16-room maternity ward to provide a safe, well-equipped facility for the mothers and 45 babies who are delivered each week in the Amoutivé neighborhood of Lomé, Togo.

The new, US government-commissioned facility is a humanitarian project designed and constructed by Dubai-based MAG SG and features patient examination rooms, administrative offices, labor and delivery rooms, sleeping quarters for midwives on overnight shifts, patient recovery rooms, as well as toilet and shower facilities.

“The whole community is very happy with the results. It gives the expectant mothers a chance to recover from the birth of their child knowing that they are in a safe and protected environment,” said Mr. Roper, the MAG SG Program Manager.

MAG SG and Momentum Solutions have also donated a shipment of medical supplies, including maternity medicine, valued at $150,000 USD.

“We’re honored to have been involved in such an impactful project, and pleased to be able to give back to this wonderful facility and the people of Togo,” said Momentum Solutions CEO Stephen Arbib.

Ian Roper of MAG SG delivers the medical supplies to Mrs. Koko Komlamvi (West Africa Operations Manager) and the Health Services committee members.

Ian Roper of MAG SG delivers the medical supplies to Mrs. Koko Komlamvi (West Africa Operations Manager) and the Health Services committee members.

Childbirth is a very pressing issue in Togo, where infant and mother deaths occur in one out of every five births. According to the World Health Organization, two in three African women go without the emergency obstetric care they need. Some 60 percent of these women give birth at home without the help of a qualified attendant.

“I feel both privileged and proud to have played a role in helping to provide a safe place for the women of Amoutivé to give birth and give them and their babies the treatment they so require,” said MAG SG CEO Micheline Pollock who was recently in Amoutivé meeting with the clinic representatives. “I am especially grateful for the perseverance of the MAG SG team. Ian and his crew employed 100% local Togolese tradesman for the completion of this clinic. They were motivated daily by the knowledge that their work would actually save the lives of local women and children.”

The front entrance of the newly constructed Togo maternity ward.

The front entrance of the newly constructed Togo maternity ward.

About MAG SG
MAG Services Group is a US registered subsidiary of Momentum Solutions, a Canadian registered and owned company headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

MAG SG’s experience delivering fast-track solutions in sensitive, hazardous enviroments has created a culture where by safety is an absolute priority.

MAG SG expertly navigates the political, social and commercial obstacles in challenging regions for the fast-track design, building and maintenance of high demand projects in high-risk regions – largely Africa and the Middle East. Their experienced teams adhere to the strictest of timelines and budgets with a focus on efficiency and sustainability – every time.

About MAG Global
MAG Global solves the world’s toughest problems. Operating in over 20 countries on 5 continents, the MAG Global companies provide turn-key aviation, logistics, and life support services to federal, global, and commercial customers around the world. For more information, visit  www.magglobalcompanies.com.

 

SmartCEO Announces MAG as Finalist for 2016 GovStar Awards

Woodbridge, VA – October 6, 2016 – SmartCEO announced MAG Aerospace is a finalist for the 2016 GovStar Awards in the “Star Performer Large” category. The annual GovStar Awards program honors government contractors for their technology innovation, workplace environment, growth, veteran support, and impact on the industry and marketplace as a whole. The Star Performer category is reserved for government contractors who have experienced tremendous growth through mergers & acquisitions and/or organic growth. This year, finalists will be profiled in the November/December issue of Washington SmartCEO magazine.

Click here to read the announcement.

Click here to learn more about the GovStar Awards.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, VA, is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers manned aerial surveillance (Airborne ISR), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and aviation training services to federal, global, and commercial customers around the world. MAG Aerospace is a MAG Global Company. For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

MAG Recognized as Contractor of the Year at GovCon Awards

Tysons Corner, VA – November 1, 2016 – The 2016 Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards (GovCon Awards), presented by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Services Council (PSC) recognized MAG Aerospace as Contractor of the Year in the $25M to $75M category. The Contractor of the Year Award is given to acknowledge “distinguished financial and operational accomplishments and outstanding contributions during the past year to employees, the government contracting industry, and the U.S. Government.” The GovCon award ceremony has been dubbed the “Academy Awards of Government Contracting”.

Click here to learn more about the GovCon Awards.

Click here to read the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce press release on the award.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, VA, is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers manned aerial surveillance (Airborne ISR), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and aviation training services to federal, global, and commercial customers around the world. MAG Aerospace is a MAG Global Company. For more information, visit www.magaero.com

MAG Aerospace Recognized as Top 50 Fastest Growing company in DC Area

Woodbridge, VA – October 27, 2016 – MAG Aerospace was recognized by the Washington Business Journal as being among the top 50 fastest growing companies in the Washington, DC region. MAG has experienced three back to back years of nearly 100% growth, with over 950 employees on five continents and over $150M in annual revenue. To read the announcement of this years winners, click here

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About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, VA, is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers manned aerial surveillance (Airborne ISR), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and aviation training services to federal, global, and commercial customers around the world.  MAG Aerospace is a MAG Global Company.  For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

Discovery Air Fire Services to Attend Wildland Fire Canada 2016

Kelowna, Canada – October 24, 2016 – Discovery Air Fire Services (DAFS) will be attending Wildland Fire Canada 2016 (WFC) taking place October 24-28. WFC is a conference focused on building Canada’s resilience to future wildfires. The conference looks to achieve this through four main themes: (1) anticipating change, (2) designing resilient fire management systems, (3) defining and managing resilient landscapes, and (4) planning smarter, safer, resilient communities. Discovery Air brings to the conference 12 years of corporate experience providing essential services in the form of cost-effective government outsourced aviation service solutions. Because of this, Tom Ball, Business Development Manager for Discovery Air, has been invited to speak at the conference, to the National Air Operations group.

left to right: Mike Ciezadlo, Terry Popowich, Tom Ball

left to right: Mike Ciezadlo, Terry Popowich, Tom Ball

Discovery Air Inc. entered a definitive transaction agreement with MAG Aerospace (MAG) on September 8th to sell its fire services subsidiary, Discovery Air Fire Services. Jacob (Koby) Shavit, the President and CEO of Discovery Air, stated “MAG is an excellent home for our valued DAFS employees and customers and will allow the company to focus on its strategic growth plans while reducing its indebtedness”.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, VA, is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers manned aerial surveillance (Airborne ISR), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and aviation training services to federal, global, and commercial customers around the world.  MAG Aerospace is a MAG Global Company.  For more information, visit www.magaero.com

MAG Welcomes Louie Duran as Senior Law Enforcement Advisor

capturelouieWoodbridge, VA – October 12, 2016 – MAG is excited to welcome former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Aero Bureau Captain Louie Duran as a Senior Law Enforcement Aviation Advisor.

For five years of his law enforcement career, Louie Duran worked for the Office of Homeland Security, assigned to Aero Bureau Operations. Remaining in the OHS until 2013, and being a certified pilot himself (fixed wing and rotary), he oversaw the aviation unit as the Unit commander, managing 96 total personnel, a fleet of 25 aircrafts, and an $11 million maintenance budget. During his time as Unit Commander, Captain Louie Duran became responsible for the largest aircraft acquisition in the county’s history.

In his 36-year career in law enforcement, Louie Duran worked in numerous bureaus of law enforcements including Operation Safe Streets (OSS) in Los Angeles, providing gang suppression and investigation support to the jurisdictions of Los Angeles, CA, for nine years as a Sergeant. In 2003, Louie Duran was promoted to Lieutenant, becoming Watch Commander at the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department Inmate Reception Center (IRC) for five years. During that time, he was assigned at Norwalk Station as Detective Bureau Commander.

Louie Duran studied Civil Engineering in 1975 at California State University, Long Beach. He later received an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Mount San Antonio College in 1987, the same year he graduated from the 151st Class of the National Academy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He later attended USC Viterbi School of Engineering from 2008-2012.

MAG Aerospace Announced Recipient of 2016 Governor’s Award for Excellence in International Trade by Governor McAuliffe

Norfolk. VAOctober 5, 2016 – MAG CEO Joe Fluet attended the 68th Annual Virginia Conference on World Trade to accept, on behalf of MAG Aerospace, the 2016 Governor’s Award for Excellence in International Trade. Virginia Governor McAuliffe stated that “MAG Aerospace’s success story is a wonderful example of a company that has experienced the effects of sequestration and saw an opportunity to diversify”. MAG Aerospace has participated in the Commonwealth’s international trade program since 2012. During that time, MAG has more than quadrupled its annual revenue to over $145 million and grown from a hundred employees to over 900 employees working on five continents.

Click here to read Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Press Release

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, VA, is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers manned aerial surveillance (Airborne ISR), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and aviation training services to federal, global, and commercial customers around the world.  MAG Aerospace is a MAG Global Company.  For more information, visit www.magaero.com

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