Vistair, a provider of content, safety and data management solutions to the aviation industry, has opened 2022 with a number of leadership promotions to support their ongoing growth. Ian Herbert, one of the two founders, will move from his role as CEO to vice chairman, taking on a more strategic advisory role. Rob Morgan, former chief financial officer (CFO) will become CEO effective at the beginning of January 2022.
Since forming Vistair in 2001, “Herbert has steered the company and played a key role in its success and helping the company to secure its market-leading position through best-in-class capability and service,” the company says.
“It has been a tremendous honour to serve as the CEO of Vistair since founding the company, and I am incredibly proud of everything our team has accomplished together in the last 20 years,” Ian Herbert, vice chairman at Vistair said. “As Vistair continues to develop and grow at such a rapid pace, I feel that this is the right time for me to step back from day-to-day operations and play a more strategic role as we build on our strengths and embrace the new opportunities that lie ahead of us. Over the last five years, Rob has worked closely with me and my fellow founder David Hedley, helping to grow Vistair’s capabilities and teams to proactively support our global partner base. Rob has been so much part of what I have been doing that it will be a very easy and seamless transition for Vistair. I cannot imagine anyone better than Rob to take over the role of CEO and I am very confident in the future of Vistair under his leadership.”
David Hedley will transition from his current role of chief technology officer (CTO) to the role of chief innovation officer. This will allow him to devote more time to ensuring that DocuNet remains at the cutting edge and delivering other high-impact technologies for Vistair’s partners. Wayne Enis will move into the CTO role, taking on Vistair’s Technology function as well as leading the Professional Services teams.
Johnny Bray will succeed Morgan in the role of CFO.
“I have worked with Ian and Vistair from its birth in 2001, and the Vistair team have built a hugely well-deserved market reputation for innovation and service excellence. It has been very rewarding to see the team grow and flourish, our solutions continue to evolve, and the relationships with our partners continue to deepen and expand,” Rob Morgan commented. “Both Wayne and Johnny have had a hugely positive impact across our business, and will play important roles ensuring Vistair continues to deliver success for our partners within ever changing markets. It is great that David and Ian, the two founders of the business and architects of Vistair’s culture, will help and support me to build on the success to date.”