About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, is a leader in providing and enabling real-time situational awareness to help its customers make the world smaller and safer. MAG delivers full spectrum ISR Services (operations, training, and technical services) and other specialty aviation to federal, international, civilian, and commercial customers around the world. MAG’s team of 1,000+ professionals operate 200+ manned and unmanned special mission aircraft, delivering ~100,000 flight hours annually on 6 continents in support of its customers’ missions. For more information on MAG Aerospace, please visit www.magaero.com.
Fairfax, VA – July 11, 2018 – MAG Aerospace (MAG) today announced the appointment of Matt Bartlett as head of corporate development, strategy, and marketing for MAG Aerospace. These duties are in addition to Matt’s current portfolio as MAG Chief Growth Officer. MAG also announced that France Hoang, the current Chief Strategy Officer, will transition to MAG’s Board of Advisors.
About Matt Bartlett
As head of corporate development, Matt will lead MAG’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) strategy, ensuring that strategic acquisitions continue to fuel MAG’s strong organic growth.
“Matt’s leadership, creativity, and boldness have been the driving force behind MAG’s organic growth since we first became a private equity backed company,” said Joe Fluet, Chief Executive Officer of MAG. “As we enter the next chapter in MAG’s growth with our new partner, New Mountain Capital, Matt’s deep understanding of the ISR and specialty aviation industry will help steer our M&A strategy and be crucial to MAG’s future success.”
Matt joined MAG’s founding team shortly after co-founders Joe Fluet and Joe Paull began MAG’s operations in 2010. Matt was appointed Chief Growth Officer (CGO) in 2015. During his tenure as CGO, Matt oversaw a global growth team that generated over $320 million in new business for MAG, resulting in a 4X+ EBITDA increase.
Matt has more than 20 years of industry experience in operational and business development leadership positions creating, leading, and growing organizations in the aerospace, defense, and government services market. Prior to MAG, Matt held management positions with Northrop Grumman managing specialty aviation programs in the Middle Eastand Southwest Asia with an annual contract value of over $150 million. Matt served in the U.S. Army as an Infantry officer with several overseas assignments including leading soldiers in combat in Iraq as a company commander with the 101st Airborne Division and as an Instructor at the U.S. Army Ranger School. He is a graduate of The Citadel, holds a PMP certification, and is Shipley trained.
About France Hoang
As a member of MAG’s Board of Advisors, France will continue to support and advise MAG’s senior management team on the development and implementation of MAG’s strategic plan.
“I’m grateful to France for the critical role he played helping to build MAG into the global enterprise it is today,” said Joe Fluet. “France’s vision, initiative, and entrepreneurial leadership made him a key member of the executive team and I am pleased he will continue to serve on our Board of Advisors.”
France joined MAG’s founding team in 2010 and assumed the role of Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) in 2013. During his tenure as CSO, France led a corporate development team that completed 5 acquisitions and a recapitalization of the company, with the transactions totaling over $450 million in enterprise value.
France has more than 20 years of national security experience, with service in the private sector and in every branch of the Federal Government. Prior to MAG, France was appointed by President George W. Bush as an Associate White House Counsel and Special Assistant to the President. Shortly after leaving the White House, France mobilized in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM where he served as the Executive Officer of a U.S. Army Special Forces Company in Afghanistan. France graduated in the academic top 1% of his West Point class, received a Master’s in Criminal Justice from Washburn University, and graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center.
About MAG Aerospace