Fortbrand Services is pleased to announce that William Long has joined the company as President. Bill began his work in the aviation industry 13 years ago when he launched a ground support equipment services division for a financial services company. During that time, he developed a vision to build a customer-centric business to deliver end-to-end ground support equipment financing and asset management solutions. He was able to realize this vision when he launched Xced Aviation Services and built it from the ground up. In 2016, it received the Service Provider of the Year Award by “Ground Support Worldwide”, a leasing aviation periodical. Bill will be providing his expertise in growing Fortbrand into an industry leader.
“I am very pleased to be able to join a company with a storied history like Fortbrand,” said William Long. “With a 30 year history and long standing client base, I am looking forward to expanding Fortbrand into new industry segments and introducing exciting new financing structures to our clients”.
About Fortbrand Services LLC
Fortbrand Services is a leading provider of ground support and airfield maintenance equipment to the global aviation industry. Fortbrand’s Ground Support Equipment business provides sales, sale lease back, leasing and short-term rentals of mission critical ground support equipment to airlines, ground handling companies and fixed base operators. The Company’s Airfield Maintenance Equipment business distributes snow removal and maintenance equipment to airports. For over three decades, Fortbrand has met the needs of airlines, airport operators, fixed-base operators and ground handling companies, serving as a single source solution for equipment needs. Fortbrand is based in Plainview, NY and has a branch in Sastamala, Finland.