Tampa, FL, July 11, 2018 – ARMA Aviation (ARMA) has been selected as a finalist by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce for the 2018 Small Business of the Year Award in the 51-250 employee category. The winner is selected by a committee of judges through a rigorous process of applications, interviews, and site visits, and is based on scores for five criteria:

  • History and philosophy (solid ethical business practices)
  • Management (business goals and planning)
  • Operational management (personnel, profitability, and administrative processes)
  • Innovativeness, technology, and response to adversity/economic conditions/competition
  • Leadership philosophy and community contributions (community service involvement, leadership, and corporate citizenship)

ARMA is one of five finalists for this award that will host a video shoot and a one-hour site visit for the committee of judges during the month of August. The winner will be announced at the Small Business Awards Reception on September 13, 2018 at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts.

ARMA’s President, Steven Shugart commented, “We are honored to be named a finalist from such a large pool of nominees, and appreciate the support provided by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce to ARMA and the local business community throughout the entire process. Documenting and sharing our unique ARMA culture has been a valuable experience, and we look forward to further involving our employees in planning and hosting the site visit at our Tampa headquarters.”

About ARMA Aviation.

ARMA is a global leader in the complex world of supply chain and logistics management, aircraft modification, repair and overhaul solutions, and training and mentoring supporting the U.S. government and its allied partners. ARMA is designed to support our customers, regardless of the challenge, the location, or the mission. We solve the most challenging and complex problems with our most valuable asset: Our People. Our customers’ needs come first, and our solutions deliver superior results. For additional information, please visit our website: