Phil Boyer Joins Aspen Avionics Board

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Soon after retiring from his 18 years as AOPA's president, Phil Boyer has taken a next step common to many executives who complete a successful career while still healthy and full of energy -- he has joined the board of an industry stalwart. Aspen Avionics announced on Tuesday that Boyer will be the first outside member of its board of directors, joining six investors and company executives. The board will help to guide the company through its next stages of growth. "Nearly two decades spent listening to the concerns and issues of the nation's pilots, aircraft owners, manufacturers and regulators has given Phil a deep understanding of the GA industry's opportunities, as well as its challenges," John Uczekaj, president and CEO of Aspen Avionics, said in a news release. "Phil's extensive expertise and relationships will be invaluable in helping chart Aspen's strategic course in the years ahead, and in ensuring that our products meet the needs of pilots around the world." Aspen Avionics sells the Evolution Flight Display System, a glass cockpit for certified GA aircraft. The opportunity to continue bringing transformational technologies to all segments of the GA industry is part of what attracted Boyer to join the board, according to the company.

"Aspen enjoys an active board of directors, with everyone contributing to the company's success," said Uczekaj. "Phil Boyer will be an outstanding addition to our team." Boyer retired from AOPA on Dec. 31. Shortly before leaving office, Boyer sat down with AVweb Editorial Director Paul Bertorelli for a one-on-one video interview about his 18-year legacy. Click here (and here and here) for parts one through three.