John Uczekaj, President and CEO
Aspen Avionics’ President and CEO, John Uczekaj, has over 30 years of experience in the avionics industry, starting out as an engineer at Boeing and moving into key management positions at Sperry and Honeywell. While at Honeywell, John was made Executive VP and General Manager of the Aerospace Electronics Systems division, including the Bendix/King line of general aviation (GA) avionics. Immediately prior to joining Aspen, John was President and COO of The NORDAM Group, an aviation parts manufacturer and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company. John now brings his unique blend of broad avionics experience and world-class management expertise to grow Aspen Avionics into a key player in the general aviation industry. Mr. Uczekaj holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from City University, Seattle, Washington. John is an instrument rated private pilot and flies a Diamond DA40.
Todd Hauge, Chief Financial Officer
Todd has more than 20 years of finance and accounting experience, most recently at WorkRite Ergonomics, Inc, where he was the company’s President, directing all financial functions and activities for the corporation. In addition, Hauge oversaw the development, sourcing, and launch of new products with market leading features and lower costs, leading to lower price for the consumers. Prior to WorkRite, Todd held senior level finance positions at Vestor Holdings, Inc., a private equity fund, and Deloitte & Touche where he was Senior Manager, Emerging Business Services. Todd graduated Summa Cum Lude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Arizona State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of Financial Executives International; American Institute of Certified Accountants; and New Mexico Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Dave Bibby, Vice President Engineering
As Vice President of Engineering, Dave brings 35 years of integrated avionics engineering development experience to Aspen Avionics. Prior to joining the company, he held the position of chief engineer for Honeywell Aerospace’s flight management systems (FMS) Center of Excellence. Additionally, as a member of the next generation FMS team, Dave helped define the development of the next generation FMS for the Boeing 747-8, Gulfstream 650 and Embraer Regional Jet. Most notably, Bibby holds six patents and has earned several technical achievement awards during the course of his career.
Dave graduated with a BSEE in computer engineering from Oregon State University and leads Aspen's engineering staff.
Mark Ferrari, Vice President of Sales and Customer Support
As Vice President, Business Aviation Sales and Marketing for The NORDAM Group, Mark was responsible for revenue results of $350 million. Prior to NORDAM, he had a successful tenure at Honeywell’s Business Regional & General Aviation division where he began as a sales representative and worked his way up to Director of Aftermarket Sales. Mark is a Six Sigma Green Belt and a private pilot with an instrument rating.
Hal Adams, Executive Vice President, Business Development
Hal Adams has over 40 years of civil and military aerospace experience. He was the Founder and Managing Director of AvValues LLC, which partnered with Accord Software & Systems of Bangalore, India to found Accord Technology, a leading supplier of aviation Global Navigation Satellite Systems solutions. As COO of Accord Technology, Adams was responsible for the creation, start up and day-to-day operations, during which Accord Technology achieved FAA approval for the industry’s first advanced GPS receivers and sensors used in ADS-B and precision approaches. The NexNav GPS solutions are in use by over a dozen avionics OEMs worldwide.
Adams holds a B.S. in business administration, with emphasis in aviation from the University of North Dakota. His background includes B-52 combat flight crew operations with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) during the Vietnam conflict where he was awarded the USAF Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters. Adams is an instrument-rated commercial pilot and an FAA-certified flight instructor.
Mike Churchill, Vice President of Operations
Mike Churchill has over 25 years of experience in electronics manufacturing operations and has held leadership positions as a plant manager, including functional leadership in test and manufacturing engineering, program management, and corporate operations. As Vice President of Operations, Mike has responsibility for leading Aspen’s manufacturing, supply chain and quality departments and will be responsible for all company operations.
Prior to joining Aspen Avionics, Churchill’s most recently held positions included the director of North American operations for Smiths Detection where he was responsible for materials, quality, production, manufacturing engineering, planning and supply chain for four manufacturing sites. Prior to that, he held the position of vice president of operations for Suntron. He holds a BSEE degree from Washington State University.