New EMS finance vice president

Dan Monahan has joined the EMS Aviation division of mobile connectivity leader EMS Technologies as vice president of finance in a strategic appointment that the company says will help it better exploit its full connectivity product capabilities and achieve stronger operational integration.

Monahan, who reports to Gary Shell, senior VP, CFO and treasurer of EMS Technologies, was previously vice president of finance planning and analysis for CDC Software, a publicly held provider of enterprise software solutions. Before that he held senior finance roles in air transport IT and communications provider SITA. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Monahan has also worked for Nortel and Sprint.

“Dan’s experience in broader markets for aviation and IT solutions brings new insight to our finance organisation,” says Shell. “Initially, Dan will focus on developing the processes and tools to support more robust financial planning and analysis for EMS Aviation, and he will play a key role in EMS Aviation’s ongoing integration efforts.”

“Dan is another outstanding addition to the EMS Aviation senior management team," adds Nim Evatt, EMS Aviation vice president and general manager. "Like [new sales and marketing VP] Cliff Topham, Dan Monahan comes to our business with a strong track record of accomplishment. His business acumen and financial knowledge will be valuable as we seek to build on our position as one of the world’s leading suppliers of airborne connectivity.”

“With so much promising business emerging in the area of mobile connectivity, this is a great time to join EMS and its Aviation group,” comments Monahan. “I look forward to serving with the Aviation leadership team to help our division achieve its potential and to contribute to the long-term financial success of EMS.”

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