Bickelmann is Linstol’s Director, Global Brand Development Amy Bickelmann has been appointed Director, Global Brand Development for Linstol. She will be based in Linstol’s U.S. office and work closely with its U.K., Canadian and Hong Kong teams to strategically develop and maintain brand relationships to support the airline industry. Bickelmann has 15 years experience as a flight attendant at Delta Air Lines and nine years of experience as a Relationship Manager at Trading Technologies in New York. She joined Linstol in November 2015 as a Sales Manager. “Amy has a passion for bringing innovative concepts to market and is an integral part of our team,” said Linstol CEO Mark Russell. “Amy’s authenticity and confidence are immediately apparent and her dedication to creating mutually beneficial relationships is inspiring. Amy is a true asset and I look forward to seeing her continue to bring value to our team, our airline clients Amy Bickelmann and our brand partners.”
Cobin is Gogo’s EVP and CCO Gogo announced January 19 Jon Cobin would be the company’s new Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. Cobin has served in a leadership position at Gogo for six years, most recently as head of strategy and global sales for the commercial aviation division. In his new role, he will continue to manage strategy and sales, but will take on the added responsibilities of managing Gogo’s product and marketing teams. Under Cobin’s leadership, the company has experienced numerous successes, including adding more than 1,000 2Ku aircraft to the backlog in 2016. Before joining Gogo, Cobin served as the head of strategy at Centennial Communications and held Jon Cobin positions of increasing responsibility as a strategy consultant at Dean & Company and in investment banking at J.P. Morgan.
Bluebox picks director for Asia-Pacific
Bluebox Aviation announced in February Sek Boon Foo would be the Director of Sales for the Asian-Pacific region working out of company offices in Singapore. Late last year Bluebox named Neil Robinson to a similar role for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and enhanced the company’s ability to support more customers globally. Foo has more than 15 years aviation industry experience specifically Sek Boon Foo in the IFE systems market, having represented Lumexis Corporation in Asia. He developed complementary expertise in program management and aviation technology sales, with a particular emphasis in areas involving retrofit technologies and industry certification. “Sek Boon has spent his entire career in the aviation sector and he brings a superb blend of technical knowledge and commercial experience that will serve our clients and prospective clients well,” said Kevin Clark, Bluebox Aviation’s CEO. “Sek Boon is ideally placed to drive our ambitious growth plans in Asia and add to our existing list of clients in the region that includes Vietnam Airlines and Bangkok Airways.”
STG Aerospace adds to sales team STG Aerospace, the cabin lighting specialist, has expanded its global sales team with two new key appointments. The new Regional Sales Managers, Robert Keepers, based in Dallas and Theresa Härtel, based in Germany, will join the U.S. and EMEA sales teams respectively. Before taking up his new role, Keepers worked for Panasonic Avionics Corporation advancing in a number of roles since first joining the company in 2000. Most recently, as Marketing Account Manager he worked directly with airlines in Central/South America, coordinating the promotion and Robert Keepers installation of the company’s inflight entertainment systems. Härtel joined the company from UTC Aerospace Systems where, as Product Sales Manager – Europe, Middle East and Africa, she was responsible for initiating and leading sales campaigns for the company’s Interiors Business Unit. Prior to that, she worked for one of UTC’s subsidiaries, Goodrich Lighting Systems GmbH, as Program Manager – Worldwide Aftermarket. Theresa Härtel
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