GMSTEK, developer of FBO management and payment processing software system X-1FBO, has acquired Sandpiper Media, the publisher of aviation technical publications that includes the Aircraft Service Directory, Aircraft Movement Guide, Aircraft Handler’s Guide, and Aircraft Crash Rescue Guide.
“Our mission is to provide end-to-end products for general aviation that not only serve, but raise the bar in management, payment processing, and making needed information available conveniently and in real time,” said George Reyes, founder and CEO of Florida-based GMSTEK. “Safety and quality control are critical issues in aviation, and this acquisition will enable GMSTEK to make critical QC and safety information available easily and in real time.”
Sandpiper was founded in 1989, and its reference books have received an international readership. “I am truly pleased to pass the stewardship of Sandpiper into such motivated and capable hands,” noted company founder Jerry Clausing. “GMSTEK shares my vision of providing information and services to the general aviation industry that truly make a difference.”