The Heico Companies’ Story and Mission

The Heico Companies is excited to launch its new podcast, One Company, Many Industries, Countless Products. The show will offer insights, conversations and ideas across the multitude of industries and unique subject matters that drive who they are as an organization.

In the first episode, host Hilary Kennedy spoke with Madi Dixon, Global Supplier Diversity Program Manager, and Scott Hrdlicka, Director of Integrated Marketing and Brand Strategy, to learn more about The Heico Companies, its brand and its mission.

Hrdlicka started by sharing some of the company’s brand story. “We’re a buy-hold company with a shared foundation of resources for our operating companies. We’re a women-owned brand that’s family-owned and over 40 years old.”

The company recently completed a rebrand. Hrdlicka described the new logo. “The building symbolizes our structured approach with operating companies as layers. It’s a reference and symbol that connects to a promise.”

A key part of The Heico Companies’ brand is its U.S. and Canadian business units’ designation as women-owned businesses (WBE’s). According to Dixon, customers prompted the pursuit of this designation when they noticed the organization met certification qualifications. At which time “our chairman and an owner, Emily Heisley Stoeckel, invested in learning about what the community stood for and the value of certification.” After a meticulous application process, her business units were first awarded certification by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and the Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) in 2016 and 2017 and are proud to have held the same since.

Since its designation, the company has found been able to better partner with its customers by supporting their Supplier Diversity objectives and has “enabled internal collaboration, finding synergies, and driving innovation, especially within the supplier diversity network,” Dixon added.

Supplier diversity is a significant part of operations, and building such a program is key to success, Dixon noted. “We intend to implement processes that enhance our current supply chains and ensure that diverse-owned suppliers have a seat at the table of opportunities.”

As for what to expect on future episodes, Dixon described bringing in experts from various business units who are part of The Heico Companies, subject matter experts within our corporate shared resources, and external partners to discuss industry-specific conversations like supply chain trends, supplier diversity and more.

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Twitter – @MarketScale
Facebook –
LinkedIn –

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!



Listen Carefully, Respond Creatively
April 12, 2024

In this captivating episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, delves into the transformative business philosophy of “listen carefully, respond creatively.” This approach has not only skyrocketed the Savannah Bananas to fame but also serves as a universal blueprint for revolutionizing customer service and engagement across all sectors. […]

Read More
Stacey Childress, Senior Advisor at McKinsey and Company, discusses higher ed
Bold Measures are Needed to Improve Investment in Higher Education
April 12, 2024

The stakes for higher education have never been higher as the educational landscape sees rapid evolution. As universities and colleges grapple with the dual challenges of technological disruption and increasing demands for accessible, quality education, the question of how best to implement investment in higher education becomes a priority. This debate has been ignited […]

Read More
wake up healthy
Hey, it’s 9 am… Wake up Healthy with 9amHealth!
April 12, 2024

Healthcare Rethink host Brian Urban explores ways to wake up healthy and stay healthy with his guest, Dr. Avantika Waring, MD, the Chief Medical Officer, at 9amHealth. This episode delves into the transformative approach to healthcare delivery championed by 9amHealth. Dr. Waring’s journey from a humanities student with a love for French to a […]

Read More
public safety and security
Strengthen Public Safety and Security: Modernize Radio Communication for Better Field Response
April 11, 2024

The importance of radio communication within public safety and security operations remains unbeaten in an era dominated by digital transformation. This medium, essential for over a century, continues to be the lifeline for responders on the front lines. From ensuring the safety of field agents to facilitating real-time critical information flow and enhancing situational […]

Read More