HAECO Americas Press Release

March of Dimes Press Release on Kevin Carter and Comedy Night Fundraiser

Local Businessman Leads Effort to Improve Health of Triad Babies

Winston-Salem, NC (February 20, 2015) — Local business leader Kevin Carter, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HAECO Americas (formerly known as TIMCO Aviation Services)  has joined March for Babies to raise funds to give more babies a healthy start in life. Carter will serve as the 2015 Triad March for Babies Chair, a role that he finds not only professionally meaningful but also personally satisfying as a father of two.

“I am a long-time supporter of March of Dimes; I remember getting involved in the walk with my mother as a youth in Maine,” said Carter. “Today, I am grateful to have two healthy children, thanks to the work of March of Dimes.”

Prior to serving as CEO for HAECO Americas, Carter was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for the company. Before joining HAECO in 2002, Carter was an associate with Geneva Merchant Banking Partners, a Greensboro-based investment banking firm, and had also served as Assistant Treasurer for Kayser-Roth Hosiery.

Furthermore, he is a member of the Advisory Board of the Greensboro Partnership for Economic Development, and holds an M.B.A. from Wake Forest University and a B.A. in Economics from Davidson College.
“I appreciate all March of Dimes does to help ensure that babies and their parents get off to a good start,” stated Carter.  He went on to say, “Thanks to all the good people working with March of Dimes.  Your efforts will make a difference in the lives of children right here in our communities.”

As March for Babies Chair, he will play an integral role in raising awareness and funds to advance the scientific research and educational programs at the core of March of Dimes’ efforts to find causes and preventions for preterm birth, birth defects and infant mortality.

Join Carter Tuesday, February 24 at the Carolina Theater for Comedy for a Cause, an event benefitting March of Dimes. 

There will also be a Triad March for Babies Kick Off, Friday, February 27 at the Proximity Hotel from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. To learn more about the event, contact Velvet Linville-Scales at VLinvilleScales@marchofdimes.org.
March for Babies is the largest annual fundraising event for March of Dimes. More than four million babies are born in the United States each year, and March of Dimes has helped each and every one through more than 75 years of research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs.Triad residents can sign up today at www.marchforbabies.org and start a team with co-workers, family and friends.

March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.