FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 26 /CNW/ -- Aero Toy Store Founder,
President and Chief Executive Officer Morris Shirazi today announced that
retired Sara Lee Corporation Chairman and CEO C. Steven McMillan has been
named Chairman of the Board of Directors for the company.
As chairman, McMillan will help shape the aviation company's unique
retail environment and provide input and advice on strategies intended to
expand Aero Toy Store's global profile.
"We are pleased and fortunate to have a person of Steve's caliber as
chairman of our board of directors," Shirazi said. "He brings a wealth of
knowledge and experience to the position, and his vision for Aero Toy Store
will be invaluable as we move toward an even greater international presence."
McMillan began his business career in Chicago with McKinsey & Company,
where he worked as a management consultant before joining Sara Lee as
president and CEO of the Aqualux Water Processing Company in 1978. He assumed
escalating responsibilities within Sara Lee Corporation, overseeing worldwide
food operations and being elected to its board in 1993. Mr. McMillan became
president and COO of Sara Lee in 1997, and was appointed chairman, president
and chief executive officer in October 2001. McMillan has extensive board
experience having served on the board of directors of Bank of America, Dynegy,
Illinois Power, Monsanto and Pharmacia.
A supply officer in the U.S. Navy for three years, McMillan received his
bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from Auburn University in Alabama and a
master of business administration with honors from Harvard Business School.
Aero Toy Store is the world's most distinctive aviation brand, providing
clients with turnkey solutions for sale and purchase, financing, modifying and
enhancing new and pre-owned aircraft. With full-service fixed base operations
and sales centers in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Montreal, as well as a
facility at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nev., Aero Toy
Store's extensive inventory focuses on luxurious wide cabin, long range
aircraft, including Challenger, Falcon, Gulfstream, Global Express and Boeing.
The company also owns a variety of light and mid-sized aircraft, such as the
Citation, Hawker and Lear.
For additional information on Aero Toy Store, please visit the company
websites at www.aerotoystore.com or www.aerotoystore.ca.
For further information:
For further information: Linda Villafane,
firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kacie Main, both +1-954-964-9098, of
O'Connell & Goldberg, Inc. Web Site: http://www.aerotoystore.com