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(Sugar Land, TX – February 29, 2024) Global Aviation Services, LLC, doing business as ProFlo Industries, acquired aviation refueling equipment supplier Garsite and portable restroom vacuum equipment supplier Progress Tank in an equity deal this week. ProFlo Industries is a subsidiary of PrimeFlight Aviation Services Inc.

“This acquisition will bring two of the strongest names in the aviation refueling equipment industry together under the Garsite brand,” said Dan Bucaro, President & CEO of PrimeFlight Aviation Services. “Together, we will be able to deliver a wider range of quality refueling and ground service equipment, an expanded inventory of stock equipment and parts, faster turnaround times, a larger maintenance network, and added engineering support.”
Progress Tank has manufactured truck-mounted equipment used in the refined fuel, heating oil, and liquid waste industries, specializing in vacuum and fuel delivery trucks, since 1922. Starting in 1952, Garsite began manufacturing and assembling aircraft refuelers and hydrant dispensers for in-to-plane fueling [...]

Kansas City, KS, October 2, 2023 – Today, Garsite Progress LLC a leading manufacturer of aviation fueling and specialty pumping equipment, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Jeff Walsh to the position of Executive Vice President of World Wide Sales. This strategic move aligns with the company’s vision to further its reach and strengthen its position in global markets.

Jeff brings with him over 25 years of experience in the aviation industry, having served in various leadership roles that span sales, marketing, business development and operations. His exceptional track record, vast knowledge of the market dynamics, and profound understanding of customer needs make him the perfect fit for spearheading our strategies on a global scale.

“Jeff’s proven leadership and in-depth experience in global sales will be invaluable as we continue our journey [...]

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Garsite, a household name in aviation refueling equipment, announces the addition of Debbie Godfrey as the new Parts Sales Director effective November 8, 2021.

Godfrey brings 18 years of experience in aviation parts management, supervision, and marketing. She joins Garsite to support its growing parts department.

“As an industry leader, it is imperative that Garsite’s parts program is both robust and nimble enough to support not only its own equipment but the entire industry,” Vice President of Sales, Matt Decker said.

While parts are already available through Garsite, Godfrey will play a key role in developing an advanced system.

“Garsite is an industry staple,” Godfrey said.  “I am honored and thrilled to contribute my experience in growing Garsite’s parts division to support customers’ needs. I look forward to working [...]

This month, the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) announced new members of its 407 Committee. Among them is Brian Lacher, Fuel Farm Specialist at Garsite Progress LLC. As such, Lacher will participate in discussions and decisions around standards pertaining to fire safety for aircraft fuel servicing.

Additionally, this committee is responsible for documents on fire safety procedures, equipment, and installations for aircraft fuel servicing, according to the NFPA website.

Committee members are chosen based on their qualifications and interest in the various topics. Once appointed, members meet periodically to review and sometimes edit documents related to fire safety procedures and standards.

“I am passionate about the Fire Safety Standard of the safe petroleum product fueling of aircraft,” Lacher said. “I want to be involved with this committee to [...]

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Garsite, a leader in aviation fueling equipment, announced Mike McCarty as the new Director of Customer Technical Support, effective June 2021. This position expanded Garsite’s customer service and technical support divisions.

“Our top priority is bringing value to our customers,” Matt Decker, VP of Sales at Garsite, said. “Mike’s almost 25 years of experience creates a bridge between our technical services, customer services, and sales department. This collaboration will ensure we bring the finest products to market and offer the best customer service in the industry.”

McCarty will work directly with customers to provide solutions. This daily engagement is vital to solving challenges that arise from almost 70 years of aviation equipment in the field. Additionally, McCarty will collaborate with different departments to spearhead innovation and improve technical communication.

“I am motivated by [...]

Kansas City, K.S., 5/26/2020 – Garsite, a leading manufacturer of aviation refueling and specialty pumping equipment, announces the launch of its line of disinfecting equipment. The intuitive products offer simple, no-touch applications of chemicals to ensure effective and efficient disinfectant distribution.

“We are excited to launch products that make deploying disinfectant chemicals easier than ever before,” said Teresa Montgomery, Vice President and General Manager of Garsite. “Shifting to the sanitation market was a natural evolution for Garsite as we leverage our over 68 year’s experience in fluid mechanics to help the world in a time where disinfection is of the utmost importance.”

There are two products available in the line, including the MA-2 Defense Cart that features a fogger/mister nozzle and high volume airflow for optimal coverage. The cart makes disinfection easily accessible as it is easy to roll around offices, manufacturing facilities, public transportation terminals, airports, warehouses, and [...]

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