GMT Global Republic Aviation Expands Aircraft Acquisition Team with Industry Expert John Leech

Dec 04, 2012, 11:31 ET from GMT Global Republic Aviation

DUBLIN, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GMT Global Republic Aviation Ltd. (GMT Global) today announced it has engaged industry expert John Leech to supplement the company's aircraft acquisition strategy.

"We have been in the aviation industry for more than 20 years," said Randy Dietrich, GMT Global Chief Executive Officer. "We are bullish on the industry's long-term prospects. Backed by John's experience, skills and network, we are looking forward to expanding our portfolio."

Mr. Leech, an internationally recognized speaker and panelist at aviation conferences, possesses more than 25 years of aviation expertise.  He has been a board member at GMT Global since January and will continue to work from the company's office in Booterstown Hall, Dublin.

Richard Spaulding, Senior Director - Aviation Sales and Leasing at GMT Global, echoed Mr. Dietrich's comments. "I am thrilled to have John as a key part of our aircraft acquisition strategy," Spaulding noted. "He will help us to capitalize on the opportunities we see in today's aviation marketplace."

Said Leech, "I am excited by this opportunity because of GMT's core competencies – including due diligence, leasing and financing, and sales and marketing – and how those skills match up with what we are seeing in the marketplace today."

About GMT Global Republic Aviation
Based in Dublin, GMT Global Republic Aviation is an international strategic aviation company that acquires, leases and manages a fleet of commercial aircraft. More information on the company is available at

About Republic Financial Corporation
Republic Financial Corporation is a privately held company headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, with investment interests in a diverse pool of operating companies and assets, specializing in aviation, equipment-leasing portfolios, private equity, and distressed commercial debt. More information available at:

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