VPT Recognized for Excellence by Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems

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BLACKSBURG, VA, October 12, 2010 – VPT, Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI), received a 3- Star Supplier Excellence Award in September from Raytheon Company.

Raytheon Company presented 2010 Supplier Excellence Awards to 34 companies for their exceptional performance in supporting the company’s Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) business.

The winning suppliers represent less than one percent of SAS’ supply base. The selection of VPT was based on meeting demanding standards in the areas of quality and delivery performance, customer satisfaction, and total business and financial health. Evaluations of VPT’s performance by the Raytheon buyers and material program managers who deal with them every day were also part of the selection process.

“The men and women serving our country depend on our products in extremely critical, demanding, and dangerous missions on the ground, in the air, and in space. Our team at VPT is committed to the highest standards of excellence and we’re honored to be recognized by Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems,” said Dr. Dan Sable, President of VPT.

Dr. Dan Sable accepted the award on behalf of the VPT team at a ceremony on September 29, 2010 in Dallas, Texas.

About VPT and HEICO

VPT, Inc.,part of the HEICO Electronic Technologies Group, leads the industry in providing innovative DC-DC power converters, EMI filters, and custom engineering servicesfor avionics, military, and space applications. VPT can deliver its patented power solutions in a fast timeframe, with certified quality, at a comfortable cost. Every day, organizations like NASA, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, the United States Air Force, and many more depend on quality solutions from VPT to power critical systems. Whether on the ground, in the air, or beyond, VPT provides the power driving critical missions today. For more information about VPT, please visit the web site at www.vpt-inc.com.

HEICO Corporation (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI) is engaged primarily in certain niche segments of the aviation, defense, space and electronics industries through its Hollywood, FL-based HEICO Aerospace Holdings Corp. subsidiary and its Miami, FL-based HEICO Electronic Technologies Corp. subsidiary. HEICO’s customers include a majority of the world’s airlines and airmotives as well as numerous defense and space contractors and military agencies worldwide in addition to medical, telecommunication and electronic equipment manufacturers. For more information about HEICO, please visit the web site at http://www.heico.com.





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