Forbes Names VPT’s Parent Company Heico One of 100 Best Small Companies

Hollywood, FL and Miami, FL — HEICO Corporation (NYSE: HEI.A) and (NYSE: HEI) today reported that Forbes Magazine has included HEICO as one of the 100 Best Small Companies in Forbes’ 2010 annual list of such businesses. This marks the 5th consecutive year HEICO has been included in the list of Forbes 200 Best Small Companies and the first year of HEICO’s inclusion in the top 100 List.

Laurans A. Mendelson, HEICO’s Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, remarked,“We are honored and pleased that Forbes has bestowed this recognition on our Company. As in previous years, our outstanding Team Members continue to be the reason behind our success.”
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VPT Boosts Virginia Tech Space Research Program

VPT recently donated $15,000 to the Virginia Tech Electrical and Computer Engineering (VT ECE) Department. In the photo, VPT’s President Dr. Dan Sable presents the donation to Professor Scott Bailey in the Virginia Tech University Laboratory for Remote Sensing and Aeronomy.

Pictured behind the check is a space telescope that is part of the NASA Polar NOx sounding rocket mission for which Professor Bailey is the principal investigator. This mission will be powered by VPT’s standard product DC-DC converters and is scheduled for launch in February 2011. The Polar NOx mission will measure nitric oxide, thought to be a significant source of ozone destruction, in the upper atmosphere.

Dr. Dan Sable will continue his lifelong work in the space arena with a presentation on radiation hardened DC-DC converters at the upcoming Space Parts Working Group conference, May 5, in Torrance, California.