Lincoln, MA, August 17, 2009—Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated flight deck and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced today the appointment of Michael Opheim to the position of Sales Manager for the Eastern Region of North America. In this role, Michael will be responsible for all aftermarket sales of Avidyne’s displays, safety sensors, and retrofit flight deck systems, as well as the management of relationships with Avidyne-authorized distributors in the Eastern U.S. and Canada.
Opheim joins Avidyne after a 30-year career with Rockwell Collins, where he most recently served as their director of sales for the Eastern United States and Latin America. Previous positions included regional airline sales and marketing, OEM sales, and flight dispatch for their corporate flight department. He holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Administration and in Aviation Management, and he is a licensed private pilot.
“Michael brings strong business development and strategic planning experience that make him a great fit for leading this important sales region,” said Rob Higby, vice president of Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service. “Coupled with his vast industry knowledge and the strong dealer relationships he has developed over his extensive career, he will be an obvious asset in his new role with Avidyne.”
About Avidyne Corporation (www.avidyne.com)
Avidyne’s continuing leadership in innovation and its Flying Made Simple™ system design make flying safer, more accessible and more enjoyable for pilots and their passengers. The company’s expanding line of products include the industry-leading Entegra integrated flight deck systems for new and existing aircraft, datalink-capable EX5000 and EX500 multi-function displays and the dual-antenna TAS600 series of active traffic advisory systems, the MLB700 broadcast datalink receiver, the MLX770 world-wide datalink transceiver, and the TWX670 Tactical Weather Detection system. Headquartered in Lincoln, MA, the company has facilities in Columbus, OH, Melbourne, FL, and Boulder, CO.