SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 2, 2016) - Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP) -- the general aviation industry's only single-source provider of information management and services for manufacturers, owners/operators, and maintenance providers -- today announced that CEO Charles Picasso has selected Mark Culpepper as Chief Product Officer to accelerate the evolution of ATP's expanded strategic vision as the hub connecting mission critical information across the maintenance ecosystem.

"Our new vision will create tremendous value across the entire general aviation maintenance lifecycle through an integrated suite of 'smart content' services," said Charles Picasso, who took the helm as ATP's new CEO in 2015 to lead the company into a new era of growth. "This unified process management will enable maintenance providers to drive dramatic improvements in productivity, cost savings, and aircraft utilizations, while also preventing costly regulatory lapses. Mark's deep expertise in designing and executing leading edge, cloud-based SaaS implementations will be extremely valuable in supporting this vision of optimized information management."

Culpepper is responsible for leading all aspects of ATP's product development process, including architecting and executing the company's new product vision and strategy. As Chief Product Officer, he oversees the product and technology development teams to ensure they are working in alignment as ATP transforms into a services-oriented company that will enable customers to seamlessly manage all of their end-to-end maintenance processes -- ranging from compliance tracking to inventory management to maintenance forecasting.

Culpepper boasts two and a half decades of experience as a senior technology executive with global infrastructure businesses -- working in sectors ranging from data communications and wireless technology to network security and distributed energy. A published technical author with deep domain knowledge of infrastructure systems, Culpepper has been quoted in national media, in addition to providing sworn testimony in front of the U.S. Senate.

Culpepper's extensive technology leadership experience includes roles as Chief Technology Officer and GM of Global Services at SunEdison, where he led the innovative development of the world's first global service operations infrastructure for distributed solar energy systems. As Co-founder and Director of Product Management of Digital Island -- a leading provider of managed web hosting and private networking -- he also oversaw the successful development of the world's first Infrastructure as a Service provider, which integrated Content Delivery Networks (CDN) with global networks and data center infrastructure.

ATP's new unified software as a service (SaaS) platform uniquely enables maintenance providers to effortlessly track and manage previously time-intensive and disconnected processes -- including maintenance tracking, parts inventory tracking, ordering information, tool compliance, and employee training/certifications tracking. ATP is the industry's only organization that links the most comprehensive and current maintenance and regulatory information from 54 manufacturers -- enabling streamlined workflows as well as dramatically improved efficiency, speed, accuracy, and compliance.

Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP) is the general aviation industry's only single-source provider of information management and services for manufacturers, operators/owners, and maintenance providers. The San Francisco Bay Area-based company helps businesses manage all of their maintenance processes -- from maintenance and compliance tracking to inventory management -- on a unified cloud based SaaS platform. ATP helps more than 23,000 users in 96 countries and 54 manufacturers ensure the highest levels of safety, compliance, and productivity. For more information, visit

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