8tree Increases Focus on Business Aviation by Hiring Seasoned Industry Executive

May 4, 2020
The company positions itself to better anticipate the surface inspection needs of BizAv customers.

8tree is delighted to announce the addition of Robert Zehnder to the company’s business development team.  Leveraging his career in aviation maintenance, Robert will lead and grow 8tree’s presence in business  aviation, building on the early momentum of 8tree’s dentCHECK tool within that sector. In addition, he will be responsible for strengthening 8tree’s global service network. 

“Robert’s expertise in aircraft maintenance will help accelerate 8tree’s growth in the business aviation sector”, said Erik Klaas, 8tree’s CTO. “His insight and experience will allow us to better anticipate the surface inspection needs of our customers. We are thrilled to have him on the team.”

“I wish 8tree’s dentCHECK tool had existed when I was working the maintenance floor – it is a longawaited solution to a chronic need in aviation”, said Robert Zehnder, Business Development Manager for 8tree’s Business Aviation vertical. “The company’s novel approach to creating purpose-built inspection tools for different problems has really caught the attention of many industries. I look forward to enabling my former business aviation colleagues with the efficiency gains offered by 8tree’s tools and technologies.” 

Prior to 8tree, Robert held leading maintenance and customer service positions across the global MRO industry, catering to the needs of business, commercial, general aviation and rotorcraft. He is a licensed aircraft engineer and started his aviation career in line maintenance. Robert holds degrees in 

business administration, business management and applied technical management.

dentCHECK is the world’s only handheld-portable, completely wireless 3D surface inspection tool withintegrated augmented reality. It delivers real-time ‘go/no-go’ SRM-compliant answers at the push of a single button. Certified, approved and recognized by all major aircraft OEMs, dentCHECK is used by dozens of airlines and MROs globally. As reported in numerous aviation case-studies, the tool drastically reduces inspection and reporting times, while significantly improving measurement accuracy and consistency. dentCHECK is the aviation industry’s only 3D scanner tool that ships with OEM-mandated and National Lab traceable reference standards to validate tool performance. 

As a result of its user-centric design, dentCHECK shortens aircraft Turn-around-Time (TaT), which further reduces lost revenues and very directly improves operational efficiency for airlines. dentCHECK enhances safety through an improved understanding of airframe reliability.