Avantext Hires IT Veteran to Lead Technology Team

Conshohocken, PA (December 17, 2009) — Avantext, a global leader in producing interactive digital publication and software tools for the aviation industry, today announced the selection of James L. Everling as Director of Information Technology. Leveraging over 20 years of IT leadership experience, Everling will help put the final touches on Avantext’s highly anticipated and soon-to-launch AD solution as well as push forward new company initiatives.

Avantext produces two core products for the aviation maintenance industry: the Airworthiness Directive Regulatory Compliance Tool and the Technical Publications. Their reliable and effective solutions make accessing and managing critical regulatory and manufacturer information quick, easy, and accurate, enabling equipment manufacturers, maintenance professionals, and aircraft operators to efficiently comply with federal aviation regulations requirements.

Prior to joining Avantext, Everling was Vice President of Information Technology at Celeren Corporation. While with Celeren, he led the design, development, and implementation of a unique automated system that generated predictive energy rate models. These economic models permitted Celeren to offer customers fixed energy rates for up to 24 months with no risk. Additional experience includes serving as the Chief Information Services Director for ACS and working as an IT Manager and IT Director for General Electric for 17 years.

“I am very pleased that James Everling will be joining our team as Director of Information Technology,” states Kurt Schoenkopf, President of Avantext. “Jim possesses a wealth of skills in IT, project management, and infrastructure management and has extensive experience in leading all aspects of the software development life cycle. I'm confident that he is the right person to lead our technology team as we continue to develop solutions that improve how aviation maintenance professionals receive, research, and utilize critical regulatory and manufacturer information.”

“Avantext’s innovative technology and strong IT team is a fundamental reason for my choice to join the company,” says Everling. “I look forward to working with their team to further expand the capabilities and efficiencies of their leading software solutions.”

About Avantext, Inc.

Founded in 1992, Avantext continually improves how aviation maintenance professionals receive, research, and utilize regulatory information. Their highly effective and reliable solutions enable both aircraft manufacturers and maintenance professionals to readily access and easily manage critical regulatory and manufacturer information.

With their tools for Airworthiness Directives research and compliance as well as manufacturer-specific maintenance and service documentation, Avantext provides solutions for customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.avantext.com.