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GrandView Aviation Director of Maintenance Recognized by Maryland’s Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve with “Patriot Award”

Middle River, Maryland - The State of Maryland’s Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) has presented GrandView Director of Maintenance Mike Ruth with its “Patriot Award.” This special award recognizes supervisors and managers, nominated by a National Guard or Reserve service member, for outstanding support provided directly to the members, their spouses and fellow members.

Mike Ruth leads a team of 22 highly skilled technicians responsible for keeping the charter operator’s fleet of 17 Embraer Phenom 300s flying safely to serve VIP passengers and organ and transplant missions.  Mike was nominated by Master Sergeant Timothy Dash, recently retired after 25 years of service in the 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard. Tim is one of GrandView’s A&P Mechanics.

“For 15 years, GrandView Aviation actively has hired and promoted US Military Veterans and Reservists as pilots, positions in operations and quality and maintenance. We recognize and respect their service to our country, and staunchly support providing special accommodations for Reserve Member Service while working here,“ said Mike Ruth.

GrandView Aviation is proud to support employees who have served or actively serve in the Reserves and National Guard. Contributions by the Veterans and Reservists we employ undoubtedly play a huge part toward achieving our mission of “Setting the New Standard in Private Aviation”.

“I am very grateful for all the support that Mike extends to me and for always being flexible with my work schedule, especially with drill weekends, additional duty days and TDYs”, said Tim Dash. “He has accommodated me and adjusted scheduling accordingly when I am called to duty, as well as helped me when I had family matters to take care of.”

About GrandView Aviation

GrandView Aviation is a private aviation charter operator serving VIP clients and medical transplant transport missions. The company owns and operates a modern fleet of Phenom 300 jets providing access to departure points across the United States from its 11 bases in Baltimore/DC, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Austin, Phoenix, Denver, Reno, Metro New York and Sacramento. GrandView Aviation is an FAA Part 135 certificated aircraft operator and carries the elite Wyvern Wingman PRO safety rating. In 2022, the company was acquired by Global Medical Response (GMR).

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About Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) 

ESGR, a Department of Defense office, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment.

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