Jeppesen Announces New Leaders for Business Operations; Business and General Aviation

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeppesen president and chief executive officer Mark Van Tine has named Brad Thomann senior vice president and chief operating officer. At the same time, he appointed Greg Bowlin to replace Kevin Collins as senior vice president of Business and General Aviation.

Thomann will have overall responsibility for operating Jeppesen's service units, including those charged with developing and delivering navigational data; developing and deploying technology; human resources; quality and business operations; and training services. Thomann presently serves both as senior vice president of training for Jeppesen and chief operating officer for Alteon which, like Jeppesen, is a subsidiary of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. Alteon will replace Thomann, whose new role at Jeppesen becomes effective January 1, 2008 .

Bowlin will lead the market-facing organization focused on developing and delivering Jeppesen's portfolio of navigation, flight operations, and training solutions to business aircraft operators and general aviation flyers around the world. Bowlin adds these responsibilities to his current role as senior vice president of Rail, Logistics and Terminals. Bowlin's appointment is effective immediately.

Collins, who previously served as senior vice president, Business and General Aviation has left Jeppesen.

" Kevin Collins has made many significant contributions during his 22-year career with Jeppesen," said Van Tine . "I thank him for his service and wish him the very best in his future endeavors."

"These leadership changes strengthen our ability to deliver the high quality, high value products and services that are essential to our customers in the operation of their businesses. Both Brad and Greg possess a wealth of industry experience and knowledge. Their passion for customers, their progressive thinking, and their broad leadership abilities are simply exceptional. I am proud to have them as members of the Jeppesen senior leadership team," added Van Tine .

For more than 70 years Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations. Today this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers essential information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air, sea and rail operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a subsidiary of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, a unit of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

For more information about Jeppesen, call (800) 621-5377.

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SOURCE Jeppesen