ASM Joins JANA, Inc.


JANA, Inc., announced today that it has added Aircraft Systems & Manufacturing, Inc. (ASM) to its group of companies to complement and expand upon its certification and integration engineering capabilities.

Founded in 1987, ASM is a leader in providing innovative, trustworthy engineering designs, assemblies and wiring harnesses in support of commercial and business aircraft. With a portfolio of over 100 FAA-approved STCs and proven certification solutions, ASM’s engineering designs and manufactured hardware can be found on over 50 aircraft platforms flown world-wide.

ASM will operate as a wholly-owned JANA subsidiary, continuing to perform all engineering, certification and manufacturing operations at its Georgetown, TX, facility. JANA and ASM look forward to continuing to provide the quality services that ASM’s customers have come to rely on over the last 29 years.

Ean Niland, Vice President of JANA, commented: “The engineers at ASM have established a tremendous reputation in the avionics integration industry over their three decades in business. They command a lot of respect in this community, and bring with them a wealth of engineering and certification knowledge and experience. Adding a group of people with that kind of industry presence nicely complements JANA’s existing engineering resources and positions both JANA and ASM for continued growth.”

Dan Googins, President of ASM, agrees: “JANA and ASM have known and admired each other for years. This segment of the aviation industry is small and tight knit, and companies like these, each with a lengthy history of quality and innovation, really stand out. This is a bold move which improves the strengths of two proven leadership companies. We are delighted to join the JANA team.”

Terry Prentice, Director of Certification Programs for ASM, also sees the benefit in joining the two companies: “The addition of ASM to JANA provides new opportunities and additional capabilities that both companies have been actively pursuing for years. With this union that desired outcome has now become a reality. We look forward to providing the aviation community with the excellence that our combined resources bring.”

About JANA, Inc. Founded in 1973 by Joseph A. Niland, JANA is a third generation family-owned business with its headquarters in San Antonio, TX. JANA is a leading engineering and technical documentation services company with over 40 years of experience in providing best-in-class service and software solutions to many of the nation’s leading aerospace and high-tech companies, as well as the United States Government. More information is available at