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Ex-AMR Combs exec launches advisory firm

 - June 18, 2008, 10:07 AM

A private equity investment and advisory firm has been founded by William Koch. Sutherland Companies, based in Dallas, will specialize in investments in aviation-related companies through its Sutherland Ventures group.

Koch most recently served as vice president of business development for i2 Technologies, a $1 billion software firm serving aerospace and defense, airlines and the public sector. Prior to that, he was president of AMR Combs, the business aviation affiliate of American Airlines and a subsidiary of AMR Corp. Koch also served as senior vice president with the Signature Flight Support division of BBA Aviation following its acquisition of AMR Combs two years ago.

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