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Universal Avionics updates executive team


May 21, 2020
Wings Staff

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Universal Avionics announced the restructuring of its executive team with Gil Rivnai appointed as vice president of engineering. Marc Bouliane’s previous role as vice president of business development expanded to include marketing and services, as Dan Reida, VP of sales, marketing and support is leaving the company after more than 30 years.

“We are focused on uniting, extracting synergies, and leveraging our competencies throughout the entire organization,” said Dror Yahav, CEO, Universal Avionics (UA). “The restructuring of our executive team was an important step in our effort to align the organization to achieve more innovation, product designs, and overall efficiency.”

Rivnai joined UA in September 2018 as director of Enhanced Flight Vision System Products and served in that role before being promoted to UA’s head of engineering in December 2019. Prior to UA, Rivnai had a long tenure within the Aerospace Division of Elbit Systems, Ltd., working in engineering roles ranging from board design, product management, team and department leadership, to chief engineering. His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Physics, and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering.

Bouliane joined UA’s executive team as VP of business development in March 2019 with 25 years of experience in the aerospace industry. Prior to joining UA, he worked for more than 12 years in various sales and management roles at Esterline Avionics Systems and CMC Electronics. Earlier in his career, Bouliane served in various engineering and product management roles for Bombardier Aerospace. His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering.

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