VISTA, CA, October 17, 2019 – Sandel Avionics Inc. announced today that the Company’s Board of Directors has appointed Steve Jackson as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Jackson replaces founder Gerry Block, who announced his retirement in September 2019.
Mr. Jackson joined Sandel Avionics in 2016 as the Chief Financial Officer. As CEO, Mr. Jackson will assume day-to-day leadership of the Company ensuring that Sandel’s long-awaited integrated avionics platform achieves certification, and further positioning the Company as an innovator in NextGen capabilities.
“We have an amazingly skilled and dedicated team of engineers here at Sandel and I am honored to be leading the Company forward with the focus on bringing our integrated flight deck to the market in 2020.” – said Mr. Jackson
Mr. Jackson has more than 25 years of finance and operations experience in both large and small company environments, with over 10 years of experience as a CFO for several venture/private equity-financed companies including Verdezyene and FluxPower. He was previously a Vice President at SAIC, where he held several significant financial management positions. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Science degree in Accountancy from San Diego State University.