David Mast has completed 25 years as President & CEO of Precision Aviation Group. Mast achieved the landmark in June this year.
The company, which is headquartered in Atlanta, has award-winning aviation support operations on three continents. Mast’s colleagues, partners, employees, and friends recently threw a surprise party for him called “A Celebration of Leadership.”
When Mast took over as CEO in 1996, the company had revenues of US$250,000 and 14 employees. By 1999, just three years into his CEO tenure, PAG was named to the “INC. 500” as one of the fastest-growing companies in America. Today, PAG has 402 personnel. Projected revenues for 2021 are US$260 Million.
A graduate of Georgia Tech with a degree in industrial management, Mast’s early career included experiences in sales, finance, and operations management with companies such as AT&T and First Financial Management Corp. His journey with PAG began as Inventory Manager, then Sales Manager, advancing to Vice President – Sales & Marketing, and then promoted on his merits and contributions to President twenty-five years ago.
PAG has nine operating subsidiaries, with 17 business units in 13 domestic and international locations, in five US states and stretching as far as Canada, Brazil, and Singapore. That includes 13 FAA-approved Part 145 repair stations. The company has accomplished ten add-on acquisitions since 2004, each integrated effectively into the growing family of enterprises. Since 2002, the company has also built six green-field business units from scratch.
“We want to be a better company every day,” said Mast. “That’s in terms of employer of choice; that’s in terms of efficiency, good stewards and a growing, successful business. And part of that philosophy is really focusing on how do we better serve our customers.”
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