Posted on: 18 July 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Aircell has appointed industry veteran, Dennis Hildreth, in the role of Manager, OEM Sales, where he will manage the inflight connectivity provider’s ongoing relationship with business aircraft manufacturers and be an active participant in the company’s strategic growth.Reporting to Mark Sander, Aircell’s Director of OEM Sales, Dennis has nearly 30 years of broad-based aviation and technology experience. He joins Aircell from Rockwell Collins where he held the position of Principal Marketing Manager – Flight Information Solutions. Prior to that, he held roles during a 27-year career with Hawker Beechcraft Corporation. Most recently as Senior Product Manager, he led the manufacturer’s adoption of new technologies aboard its flagship line of Hawker business jets. He also spent several years as an Engineering Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer, conducting experimental flight testing for research, development and certification of FAR Part 23 and 25 aircraft. He holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot certificate with type ratings in a multitude of business aircraft and a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wichita State University.
"Dennis’s vast experience in the business aviation industry makes him a natural for this position and we’re honoured to have him join the Aircell team,” commented John Wade, Aircell’s Executive Vice President and General Manager. “Since Aircell is offered at the factory by every major business aircraft manufacturer, the OEM segment is obviously a very important one to us. Dennis will be a tremendous asset as OEMs increasingly use Aircell technologies to create safer, more productive and enjoyable in-flight experiences for their customers.”