AVTECH strengthens Sales and implements management changes
ET | Source:Avtech Sweden AB
The Board of AVTECH Sweden AB (publ) (”AVTECH” or the ”Company”) today announces
several initiatives and actions to strengthen company Sales in order for the
Company to short-term be able to reach its Sales expectations and mid-term its
full potential. Actions include management changes through the appointment of
Jonas Saric as Business Unit Director for Aventus NowCast and Anders Palm as
Business Unit Director for Consultancy. Actions also include the previously
press-released signing of an agreement with Panasonic Avionics Corporation
(“PAC”) directed at ensuring marketplace success of AVTECH’s offerings within
the Aventus program.
Effective immediately the Board of AVTECH today announces that it has appointed
Jonas Saric as Director for AVTECH’s Business Unit Aventus NowCast and Anders
Palm as Director for Consultancy. Jonas has during the last two years been
employed with AVTECH as CFO, which is a position he will continue to maintain.
Previous to AVTECH Jonas worked as CFO and Marketing Director for LFV Aviation
Consulting AB, which is the international subsidiary of LFV, the Swedish Air
Navigation Service Provider. Anders Palm has been with AVTECH during 14 years
and now returns from leave of absence to assume responsibility for AVTECH’s
“It is with pleasure and a great amount of trust that we today announce Jonas
Saric as Business Unit Director for Aventus NowCast and Anders Palm as Business
Unit Director for Consultancy”, says Christer Staaf, the CEO of AVTECH. “Jonas
and Anders bring the experience, professionalism and drive that we need for
these key positions as AVTECH is now entering a critical period in regards of
closing and expanding business. The parallel free-up of the former Business Unit
Director of Consultancy, Ryan Ellison, to dedicate him fully on Aventus NowCast
Sales furthermore strengthens the Company’s ability to generate market impact”,
continues Christer Staaf. “Adding a strong relationship and the previously
communicated agreement with Panasonic Avionics Corporation, who previous already
were an important partner in providing winds to AVTECH’s technical platforms,
adds another critical piece to the puzzle on how we can rapidly expand Sales.
The Panasonic agreement means that the possibilities to create additional fuel
savings and benefits to customers, through efficient flights and landings, will
be strengthened considerably. It is with great anticipation that I look forward
to the planned future activities to drive Sales and to ultimately achieve the
overall expectations on AVTECH”, finishes Christer Staaf.
David Alvord, the former Business United Director Aventus NowCast, assumes
responsibility for AVTECH’s contributions to Airbus and the European Commission
and Eurocontrol Air Traffic Management Modernization project SESAR. According
SESAR JU; Europe’s current air traffic control systems have reached their
capacity limits. Additionally, flight movements in Europe are expected to double
by 2030 and an increased environmental awareness calls for more efficient
operations and better technology. AVTECH has supported Airbus in SESAR
continuously since the start of the definition phase 2004 - 2008 through the
development phase since the start in 2008.
“As SESAR now is preparing for the deployment phase, 2016 -2020, David Alvord’s
vast Aviation experience will be further strengthen AVTECH’s support in the key
areas of environment, operational efficiency and cost benefit analysis” says
Lars GV Lindberg, AVTECH’s Chairman of the Board.
For more information, please contact
Lars GV Lindberg, Chairman of Board, +46 (0) 8 544 104 80
Christer Staaf, CEO, +46 (0) 8 544 104 80
About AVTECH Sweden AB
AVTECH develops products and services for digital Air Traffic Management (ATM).
Its customers include the global aviation industry; e.g. airlines, airports,
aviation authorities, technology companies and airline manufacturers. By using
AVTECH’s products and services, each individual flight as well as the entire
airline operation can be optimized in terms of cost, noise and emission,
efficiency, punctuality and safety. The head office is in Stockholm, Sweden with
subsidiaries in Toulouse, France and Dubai, U.A.E. AVTECH Sweden AB is listed on
NASDAQ OMX First North and has appointed Mangold Fondkommission AB, tel: +46 8
503 01 550, as Certified Adviser.
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