Connor O’Brien ’19 pitched HEICO (NYSE: HEI) to the Student Managed Investment Fund on February 25. Founded in 1957 by Dr. William Heinicke, HEICO is an aerospace, technology, and defense company that supplies parts and components to a variety of niche industries. In addition to being the world’s largest independent provider of FAA approved aircraft replacement parts, HEICO designs and manufactures advanced technology components for systems by the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, spacecraft, satellites, medical equipment, wireless communications systems, computers, and digital storage. Since undergoing a major restructuring in 1990, HEICO has grown to a market cap of $11.45 billion. Shareholders have realized consistent, meaningful growth that has outperformed both the NYSE Composite Index and the Dow Jones U.S. Aerospace Index in the past year, the past five years, and since 1990. In 2018, the company enjoyed revenue growth of 16.59% and net income growth of 21.81%.