Lincoln, MA – December 4, 2007 – Avidyne Corporation announced today the appointment of David Copeland as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Copeland brings a lifetime of aviation knowledge and extensive general aviation sales and marketing experience to Avidyne as it expands into a full-line avionics systems manufacturer.
Most recently, Copeland was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Mooney Airplane Co. where he successfully rebranded the company and increased sales threefold during his three-year tenure. Prior to Mooney, Copeland advanced from International Sales Director to Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Raytheon Aircraft Company, where he led numerous organizational, sales, and product initiatives that drove more than $175 million in annual revenue.
Before joining Raytheon, Copeland managed marketing and sales for 13 years and captured eight company sales awards at Cessna Aircraft, including as International Area Manager in charge of direct sales in Central and South America.
Before Cessna, Copeland served as a Flight Officer for American Airlines, was one of the youngest General Motors dealer principals in the U.S., and was assistant manager and sales director at the family-owned Copeland Airport in Wichita, KS. He holds a bachelors degree from Wichita State University.
“It would be hard to find someone with a better general aviation pedigree and the depth of GA experience to join Avidyne as David,” said Avidyne President Dan Schwinn. “His sales and marketing expertise and his industry contacts will play a vital role as we continue to grow our product lines, accelerate the expansion of our aftermarket presence and bring the next generation of integrated flight decks to the OEM market.”
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 Entegra integrated flight decks for new aircraft, Envision integrated flight decks for 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 and the TWX670 Tactical Weather Detection system. Headquartered in Lincoln, MA, the company has facilities in Columbus, OH, Melbourne, FL, and Boulder, CO.
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