Air Elite Network Board Elects New Chairman and Vice Chairman

August 7, 2014

New Open Board Positions Also Filled in Response to Network Growth Tampa, FL (August 7, 2014) – World Fuel Services announced today that the Air Elite® Network board recently elected a new Chairman and Vice Chairman to the Air Elite Network board, while filling additional Board Member positions opened by the growth of the network. Larry Wade of Golden Isles Aviation (KSSI) in St. Simons Island, GA, the former Vice Chairman, was elected as Chairman. This came following the end of the term of service for the former Chairman, Landon Petty of Louisiana Aircraft (KBTR) in Baton Rouge, LA. With Larry Wade’s former position of Vice Chairman left vacant, the board elected Will Holroyd of Harrods Aviation (EGGW & EGSS) in London, UK as the new Vice Chairman. Additionally, one U.S. and one Non-U.S. Board Member positions were allocated and filled via a networkwide open nomination period, followed by an election. Prajeet Pareparambil of Royal Jet (OMAA) in Abu Dhabi, UAE was elected as the Non-U.S. Board Member and Jeff Jackson of Jackson Jet Center (KBOI) in Boise, Idaho as the U.S. Board Member. Both will represent the Air Elite membership for a three year term. The Air Elite Network is committed to growing the size and composition of its board in order to emulate the membership and growth of the network as a whole. Air Elite Board representation aligns with the locations and demographics of the network membership for the betterment of the programs and direction of the network. The Air Elite Network board is comprised of six members from the global network of FBOs along with one World Fuel Services representative and plays a key role in the development of the service standards and strategies for the future. The Air Elite Network includes 31 member FBO locations world wide. The network was established in late 2011 and each FBO must meet a number of airport, facility and service quality standards to qualify for membership. About Air Elite® Air Elite® is a global network of uniquely exceptional FBOs. The premier network of Diamond Service locations is strategically positioned around the world. The comfort of consistency is delivered through elevated facility standards and customer service. Air Elite offers customers the pleasure of variety with the local expertise and regional nuances of independently owned FBOs. About World Fuel Services Corporation Headquartered in Miami, Florida, World Fuel Services is a global energy management company involved in providing energy procurement advisory services, supply fulfillment and transaction and payment management solutions to commercial and industrial customers, principally in the aviation, marine and land transportation industries. World Fuel Services sells fuel and delivers services to its clients at more than 8,000 locations in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. For more information, call 305‐428‐8000 or visit

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