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Basic Solutions Appoints New Aviation Deicing Expert: Ian Sharkey to Join North American Team

Dépèche transmise le 20 avril 2010 par PRNewswire

TORONTO, April 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's leading provider of deicing solutions to the aviation industry, Basic Solutions, has expanded its North American team with the appointment of Pennsylvania-based industry expert, Ian Sharkey as Vice President US.

Sharkey, 53, who boasts an impressive 37 years of experience in the aviation industry will be working alongside Basic Solutions' North American President Kelvin Williamson to build upon recent success in Canada and Europe. Mr. Sharkey, will continue the Basic Solutions "GEN3" roll out, offering the world-wide patented 3rd Generation Runway Deicer to airports across the United States. "GEN3" provides excellent operational performance while vastly reducing carbon brake decay and wiring oxidation on aeroplanes, solving a major hurdle for the industry. The non-toxic bio-degradable formula is now used at airports across the world, including numerous airports coast to coast in Canada.

Sharkey began his career with the airlines in aircraft maintenance engineering before getting heavily involved with airport operations and aircraft deicing for Canadian Airlines International in Toronto. His achievements later took him to Hudson General Aviation Services where he was responsible for all deicing and glycol recovery services. Latterly Mr. Sharkey was Vice President, Operations for Radiant Aviation Services in Niagara, New York State, where he was instrumental in the sale and subsequent operation of a multi-million dollar aircraft deicing facility at JFK International Airport. He is also a long time member of a variety of industry bodies including the SAE G12 Aircraft Deicing Committees.

Mr. Sharkey said of his new appointment: I am thrilled to be joining the Basic Solutions team - their work in obtaining the exclusive patent on the Gen3 formula has been viewed in the industry as a real coup and I am relishing the opportunity to take this product to market. Improving operational safety at airports and airline efficiency is something I am passionate about and I look forward to securing Gen3's usage across the whole North American continent".

Meanwhile Kelvin Williamson, North American President for Basic Solutions added: "Our market leading deicing products have penetrated the North American aviation sector at an incredible pace and Ian's appointment will be key in helping us address demand. His credentials quite simply speak for themselves and I am very pleased to have him on board. The onset of Gen3 means this is an incredible time for the aviation industry and we will continue to pioneer the safest, most cost effective and environmentally friendly products for airports to use with complete confidence."

Basic Solutions, which is part of the LNT Group owned by UK-based entrepreneur Lawrence Tomlinson, also specializes in the provision of platform deicers for railways across the UK and Europe.

About Basic Solutions

LNT Chemicals, a division of The LNT Group, creates and markets innovative chemical solutions for the passenger transport sector. The airport division specialises in de-icers and anti-icers, bringing to market state of the art formulations that improve runway maintenance and protect the aircraft. A key supplier of runway deicing products to prestige airports in Canada and the USA, the airport division is now extending its operations into Europe. The company delivers a 24/7 response and is proud to have never missed a deadline.

About the LNT Group

The LNT Group of companies is expanding rapidly from its Yorkshire base. Under Chairman and founder Lawrence Tomlinson it houses seven core businesses:

- Ideal Care Homes operate a number of bespoke care homes across the North and Midlands built by sister company LNT Construction. With the ethos of high quality and affordable care for all it the operator is set to change the face of elderly care provision in the UK. - LNT Construction specialises in the design and build of care homes and assisted living units, providing fully integrated turn of key solutions for care providers. - CoolBlue IT Solutions design and deliver care management software to over 800 client sites throughout the UK and Ireland along with a broad range of IT products and services ranging from Networking and Communications to web design and hosting. - Basic Solutions is a chemicals business which specialises in solutions for the rail and aviation industry worldwide. - Haigh Mechanical and Electrical is one of the north's premier electrical and mechanical contractors. - Ginetta Cars offers the purest of British road and racing sports cars. Founded in 1958, Ginetta now boasts three of its own single marquee championships from junior to senior level. In 2009 racing legend Nigel Mansell raced at the Le Mans Silverstone finale at Silverstone in a Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S and in March 2010 the Ginetta F400 supercar for the road was launched. - Zytek Engineering is a British motorsport company famous for their LMP chassis and engines from design to build

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Contact: Aimi McNeill Basic Solutions UK Press Office Aimi.mcneill@lntgroup.co.uk +44-7595-279637

CONTACT: Contact: Aimi McNeill, Basic Solutions UK Press Office,, +44-7595-279637

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