APEX 2015: Kontron appoints new director of avionics business line

From 30 September, Jim VandeSteeg will become director of Kontron’s avionics business line with the primary aim of identifying new business opportunities as well as providing strategy and policy development and customer relationship management in both domestic and global markets.

“I am thrilled to join Kontron at this time of growth in its avionics portfolio,” said VandeSteeg. “I am confident my expertise will be instrumental in strengthening Kontron’s position with customers and increasing its influence for the advanced development of commercial avionics in-flight entertainment and ground communications systems.”

VandeSteeg is joining Kontron from Panasonic Avionics, where he occupied a management role. He has 27 years of aviation experience.

“Jim is a big win for Kontron,” explained Kevin Rhoads, EVP avionics, transportation and defense business unit, Kontron. “His years of relevant industry experience at Panasonic Avionics Corporation, Honeywell Aerospace and Rockwell Collins will boost our prospects for significant sustainable growth.”

Stephanie Taylor, editorial assistant, Inflight / Inflight-Online.com
APEX EXPO, Portland, Oregon

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