AMETEK Launches Florida Center of Excellence

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

CONTACT: Vin Misciagna (+1) 305-599-1471

MIAMI, FL – AMETEK MRO, a division of AMETEK Aerospace & Defense and a leading supplier of Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services to the global aviation industry, is pleased to announce the formation of AMETEK MRO Florida, Inc. The new company brand comprises existing AMETEK MRO Miami based business units, Avtech Avionics & Instruments (AAI) and Aero Components International (ACI), and has been established to enhance the services and value they provide to the industry.

“This strategic action takes place in two phases to streamline and improveour Miami operations, making it easier for customers to do business with us,” comments Vin Misciagna, Vice President & General Manager of AMETEK MRO. “The creation of AMETEK MRO Florida, Inc., our new Miami-based Center of Excellence, confirms our commitment to expand and improve our services to the aviation MRO market.”

“The first phase occurs this month when two of the Miami facilities, ACI and AAI, are encompassed under the new company, providing our customers with a single entity capable of delivering a broad range of integrated services. The current management teams for both business units will oversee the transition to ensure stability and continuity of service for all existing customers. We are confident that this initiative will improve and expand our relationships with those customers as well as attract new business,” he adds.

Collectively, AMETEK MRO Florida, Inc. – ACI and AAI – offers high-quality and innovative avionics, instrument, radio, fuel, power generation, pneumatics, hydraulics, and electromechanical component solutions.

“The two business units are a good fit,” continues Mr. Misciagna. “They share the same management approach and have skilled and experienced personnel, working to exceptionally high service levels with the goal of delivering reliability, value, and innovation to our customers. Furthermore, each unit’s expertise complements the other so that we can now offer customers a one-stop shop that delivers a broader range of services from one company.”

Phase two occurs this summer with the consolidation of our High Standard Aviation (HAS) business into ACI. “This will happen at an expanded, new facility located in Doral, FL, which will become AMETEK MRO’s North American Center of Excellence for power generation, fuel components, hydraulics, and pneumatic system components. This is consistent with AMETEK MRO’s strategy to establish multiple Centers of Excellence in component overhaul and repair.”

With facilities located in North America, Europe and Asia, AMETEK MRO offers a breadth of capabilities and local service options that very few third party MROs can match. This is the first of many strategic actions taken to expand capability and continually improve how we serve our customers” concludes Mr. Misciagna.

AMETEK MRO is a unit of AMETEK Aerospace and Defense and a global provider of third-party maintenance repair and overhaul services for commercial, regional, general aviation and rotor-wing aircraft. Its operations specialize in a wide range of MRO services and are FAA, EASA, CAAC and CAAS approved.

AMETEK MRO consists of the following global business units:
  • AMETEK MRO Florida (Aero Components International and Avtech Avionics & Instruments), High Standard Aviation, B&S Aircraft, Drake Air and Southern Aeroparts in North America

  • AEM, Aeromedic, Ameron, Muirhead Avionics and Antavia in Europe

  • AMETEK Singapore PTE in Asia.

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AMETEK Aerospace and Defense is a division of AMETEK, Inc. a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of $4.0 billion. For more information, visit