Welcome to the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council


U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC)
Washington, D.C., Friday, June 13, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The executive committee of the U.S.-Ukraine
Business Council (USUBC), on behalf of the entire membership, is most
pleased to announce that Solid Team LLC, a management company based
in Claremont, California, has been approved for USUBC membership. Solid
Team LLC is USUBC member number 83.

Solid Team is owned by five senior U.S. executives who have been quite
successful in their primary careers and are now working together to develop
other businesses.  They have been working in Ukraine for over nine years.


Solid Team LLC has signed a ten-year, $200 million Memorandum of
Cooperation with the Ukrainian Ministry of Industrial Policy for aviation
infrastructure improvements. 

The first major project is the development of the Bila Tserkva International
Cargoport, a major air cargo hub and industrial park south of Kyiv on the
Odessa-Kyiv highway.  This is a joint venture between the city of Bila
Tserkva and Solid Team.

The Bila Tserkva International Cargoport will involve an investment
approaching $150 million.  It will provide manufacturing space and logistic
centers in a modern industrial park setting.  It will become the premier air
cargo hub in Eastern Europe and will provide employment for thousands
of Ukrainians.  It is expected that the cargoport will opening late 2009.

During development, the runway will be lengthened; the air traffic control
equipment, landing system, and control tower will be installed; and new
emergency response vehicles obtained.  Attractive new road entrances will
be installed and the rail system upgraded.

In addition to efforts at the Bila Tserkva International Cargoport, Solid Team
represents the interests of Ukrainian Helicopter Company and the Kharkiv
Antenna Company.


The owners of Solid Team LLC include:

(1) Major General Nicholas Krawciw (USA, Ret.), the highest ranking U.S.
Army officer of Ukrainian birth. Nick moved with his family to Germany at
the start of World War II. In 1949, the family emigrated to the United States.

At the behest of the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and the Undersecretary
of Defense, Nick and his wife Christina moved to Ukraine in 1992 where, for
a year, he worked to reorganize, educate, and restructure the Ukrainian military
along Western lines. Beginning in 1993, he served as a consultant to the
Secretary of Defense on Ukrainian matters, and later as Secretary of Defense
Senior Military Representative to Ukraine.

(2) William McLaughlin, a physicist with a military background, who has
invented many significant items of importance and started a number of U.S.,
Canadian, and Irish companies. McLaughlin serves as the General Manager
of Solid Team LLC and spends considerable time in Ukraine.

(3) Thomas Noel, retired U.S. Army officer and former Assistant Secretary
of Energy, who ran the largest environmental company in the world;

(4) Marcus Mota e Silva, former president of California Steel Corporation;

(5) Bradley Jacobs, a physicist and economist, who was Assessor of the
County of Orange in California for 23 years.


Some of Solid Team's accomplishments since 1999 include: 

Provided bidding opportunities for a major U.S. aerospace firm for air
traffic control systems.

Received a $200 million umbrella contract to support the Ukrainian aviation
industry over 10 years.

Participated in a USTDA feasibility study related to establishing an air
cargo hub at the Antonov Airport worth $408,000 which will lead to over
$15 million worth of additional U.S. exports and having Solid Team receive
an equity interest in the facility.

Initiated the marketing of an advanced line of telecommunications equipment
from a California company for which test quantities have been proposed.
This effort could lead to substantial additional exports.

Leased some $300,000 worth of cargo flights using Antonov aircraft in
direct support of operations in Iraq.

Signed an agreement to assist in the export of vaccines from the United
States to Ukraine. These vaccines will create profits for U.S.
pharmaceutical companies and Solid Team as well improve public health in

Initiated support activities in the United States to help Ukrtransnafta with
the Odessa-Brody pipeline. This effort is not only of direct benefit to
Solid Team, American oil companies and Ukrtransnafta but also relates to
sovereignty efforts of Ukraine.

Participated in the presentation of an advanced antenna technology that
would improve reception of first responder radios in high-rise buildings and
urban environments.

Reached agreements related to promotion and sale of Ukrainian ingredients
for health foods and cosmetics.

Initiated funding for the first Ukrainian environmental remediation company
in the country. It will use U.S. technologies and techniques.

Additional information can be found at www.SolidTeam.com.

"The U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) is most pleased to have
Solid Team LLC join the rapidly expanding USUBC membership." said
Morgan Williams, SigmaBleyzer, who serves as President of USUBC.


"The international and domestic business community is now the main
driving force regarding Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic integration. It is important
for the business community to work together to influence the government
to adopt reforms that will bring Ukraine's laws and standards more into
line with internationally accepted practices," Williams said, "business
and economic development is rapidly moving Ukraine forward."


Solid Team LLC is the 83rd member for USUBC, the 31st new member for
2008, and the 61st new member since January of 2007. USUBC membership
has more than tripled in the past 18 months, going from 22 members in January
of 2007 to 83 members in June of 2008.

The other new members in 2008 are MaxWell USA, Baker and McKenzie
law firm, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, Dipol Chemical International,
MJA Asset Management, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Halliburton,
DLA Piper law firm, EPAM Systems, DHL International Ukraine, Air Tractor,
Inc., Magisters law firm, Ernst & Young, Umbra LLC., US PolyTech LLC,
Vision TV LLC, Crumpton Group, American Express Bank, a Standard
Chartered group company, TNK-BP Commerce LLC, Rakotis, American
Councils for International Education, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP,
International Commerce Corporation, IMTC-MEI, Nationwide Equipment
Company, First International Resources, the Doheny Global Group, Foyil
Securities, KPMG and Asters law firm.

The complete USUBC membership list and other information about
USUBC can be found at: http://www.usubc.org.