We knew we had a winner when Karen Berg our new associate publisher for Airport Business magazine said to us, "No one ever forgets the first time they smell jet fuel. And the first time they fly."
Berg has a passion for flight, for aviation in general, that only those who truly live and breathe aviation can feel.
So it is with great pleasure, that Cygnus Business Media welcomes Karen Berg as the new associate publisher of its Aircraft Maintenance Technology and Airport Business magazines along with corresponding responsibility for AviationPros.com. She brings with her a fresh approach, a wealth of new ideas and a true passion for the industry and industry growth.
Berg was most recently the Vice President of Business Development with Thompson Aerospace where she led efforts to enhance sales, public relations and business development offerings.
Berg joined KLM in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in1999, holding leadership positions as the Director of Operations for Cygnific BV, KLM’s wholly owned customer care subsidiary, as well as in KLM’s Information Technology and Air Freight divisions. Berg was also the Director of maintenance and modifications for the KLM fleet and more recently, the Vice President Sales North America for Air France Industries and KLM Engineering & Maintenance.
At the request of former GE friends, Berg joined Grey Wall Software to help develop, market and sell emergency management collaboration software to the aviation sector, prior to joining Allegiant Air to lead the development of Station Operations procedures, new IT applications, and vendor performance measurement.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to bring new ideas and increased potential to these highly-regarded titles in the aviation sector,” says Berg. “Aviation is an industry I’m passionate about and the chance to build new opportunities to serve the industry is very exciting for me.”
“Karen brings enormous aviation experience to our Aviation Group. The combination of her industry knowledge and marketing and sales ability will allow her to effectively work with everyone from the AMT to manufacturers,” says Larry Greenberger, Group Publisher, Cygnus Transportation Group.
Ms. Berg holds a bachelor’s degree from Wartburg College in Waverly, IA, and speaks French, German and Dutch.
Aircraft Maintenance Technology brings maintenance and management best practices to light for its subscribers with focused editorial covering advances in airframe, avionics, Recip and Turbine Technology. Between its print and online products, Aircraft Maintenance Technology reaches in excess of 50,000 technicians, influencers and decision-makers – more than any other industry-focused medium. These decision-makers rely on Aircraft Maintenance Technology to keep ahead of emerging technologies, business practices and critical issues facing the industry.
Airport Business magazine is the most widely circulated business publication that targets more than 18,000 professionals who manage airports, airport-based businesses, FBO’s and corporate flight facilities in North America. The magazine delivers to the airport and FBO business professional, timely industry news and trade association outlooks and forecasts; in-depth and comprehensive analysis of airport business models, trends and innovations and information on the next generation airport related products and insights from industry thought leaders on the sectors most pressing airport and aviation-related issues.
About Cygnus Business Media: Aircraft Maintenance Technology and Airport Business are properties of Cygnus Business Media. The company reaches millions of professionals annually. As one of America’s top business-to-business media companies, Cygnus is leading the way in providing targeted content to top decision-makers and organizations. The company’s corporate initiatives and organizational architecture are built with one goal: fully engaging audiences in aviation, building & construction, public safety & security, and agriculture vertical markets, as well as diversified industries such as transportation, printing, accounting, and vending.