Minneapolis, MN, April 11, 2011: EmpowerMX announces Phil Bathurst has joined the leadership team as Executive Vice President – Sales & Marketing.
Phil Bathurst has more than thirty years operational experience in the third-party aircraft/component MRO industry including twenty-five years of experience in key leadership positions. Prior to joining EmpowerMX, Phil was a partner at Phisha LLC and worked with numerous airlines, aircraft/component MROs, and support organizations to improve their workflow and business processes.
Phil’s career in aviation began at Olmsted Instrument Company as an avionics technician supporting aircraft maintenance checks and modifications. In 1990, TIMCO hired Phil to set up their avionics department in Greensboro, North Carolina as part of the company’s start-up operations. During his 17 years at TIMCO, Phil served in several key positions including Director of Operations and Senior Director of Special Projects with responsibility for business process improvements at all TIMCO facilities.
Phil then worked at Associated Air Center (AAC) in Dallas as Vice President of Operations where he gained experience in the aircraft VIP completion field. After AAC, Phil was Vice President of Operations at Aviation Technical Services in Everett, Washington with responsibility for all their day-to-day operations.
“This is an exciting time for me to join the EmpowerMX team as we continue to expand our product suite and penetrate into the third-party MRO market, explore new consulting and product markets, and further establish ourselves as the industry leader for aviation maintenance management services and solutions,” says Mr. Bathurst.
“We are excited to have Phil join the EmpowerMX senior leadership team,” says Dinakara Nagalla President and CEO, EmpowerMX. “Phil brings a wealth of broad-based aviation industry MRO experience and a proven track record of delivering laser-focused results to EmpowerMX. We look forward to the many contributions we know he will make to our continued growth and success.”
About EmpowerMX. EmpowerMX is an industry leader in aviation maintenance software solutions and consulting services. The company’s FleetCycle® Suite of Maintenance Solutions for airline operators, MROs and OEMs provides management with real-time, globally available intelligence on maintenance activity, reliability and fleet status. FleetCycle® Production Manager is the premier execution tool for heavy maintenance operations, having been selected by six major airline organizations. The company’s Consulting Services division empowers maintenance operations to maximize their efficiency by optimizing maintenance programs, training personnel, establishing best practices and improving processes. EmpowerMX also provides a full range of customer services including information technology consulting, system implementation, integration, training and 24/7 support. For more details, visit www.empowermx.com