Adacel Technologies announced the appointment of Michael Saunders as the company’s new vice President, Business Development and Strategy. In his new role, starting last month, Saunders will lead the company’s business development strategies and drive Adacel’s sales growth and profitability.
Saunders’s previous experience includes several senior executive positions for the Quadrant Group, including as group business development director and sales & marketing director for both Micro Nav and Global Aviation Training Services. Prior to the Quadrant Group, he held numerous leadership roles at Cobham Aviation Services in both the Air Traffic Systems and Flight Calibration businesses.
During his career, Saunders has led and delivered long-term strategic and short-term tactical campaigns to secure new contracts in Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia, Latin America,and Africa with both commercial and government organizations all within the air traffic market. Saunders is an alumnus of the University of Gloucestershire, from which he graduated with honors and a Marketing Management with Accounting and Financial Management degree.
“We are delighted to see Michael join our team,” shares Daniel Verret, Adacel’s CEO. “Michael brings a wealth of aviation industry knowledge, vast air traffic management and training experience, passion, and a steadfast drive for excellence. We are confident that Michael will add significant value to help drive top-line growth for Adacel.”
“Adacel has an excellent reputation as a world-leader of air traffic management and air traffic control simulation and training solutions. I am honored to be appointed as the VP, Business Development and Strategy,” says Saunders. “The Company is in an excellent position to capitalize on the growth opportunities within the air traffic market. I look forward to being part of the team to deliver on those growth expectations,” said Saunders.