October 26, 2012

Changes and Promotions at Dynon Avionics

Dynon Avionics has appointed Robert Hamilton as President of the company, effective Monday Oct. 29. Hamilton assumes these duties after the departure of Vice President of Engineering and COO Nick Bogner on Friday Oct. 26.

Bogner has been with Dynon since the very beginning in 2000 and has been part of the development of all Dynon’s products. After 12 years with Dynon, Bogner has accepted a challenging opportunity at another company.  Hamilton, formerly Sales and Marketing Manager with Dynon said that “Nick was instrumental in building Dynon as a leader in the avionics industry, and we wish him the absolute best in his new adventure.”

Hamilton brings over 25 years of management experience in the electronics and avionics industries, and is an avid private pilot. As the new President of Dynon Avionics Hamilton will oversee all departments and intends to continue the Dynon tradition of designing and manufacturing innovative, state-of-the-art equipment, continues to improve quality in production, and maintain the highest level of customer support.

 Dynon Avionics has also promoted Michael Schofield to Marketing Manager and Kirk Kleinholz to Sales Manager.

Michael Schofield is a Dynon product guru, private pilot, and has been with the company since 2005. Most recently, he has worked with the marketing and engineering teams at Dynon as a Product Manager. In his new role as Marketing Manager, Michael will additionally lead Dynon's marketing and customer service efforts. Michael is also active in the ASTM committees for light aircraft standards development. Before Dynon, Michael began his career at Microsoft after graduating with a degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University.

Kirk Kleinholz is a CFII and is leading the company’s transition training efforts, most notably by offering his hands-on SkyView training classes at major airshows and monthly at the company’s headquarters. Kirk has been with Dynon for three years as the Sales Account Manager and will now manage all dealer relations and sales personnel. Kirk is a former US Navy Aircrewman and Washington Pilots Association State President. He has been a pilot since 1995 and managed several small businesses before joining Dynon. 

Robert Hamilton stated "Michael and Kirk are both enthusiastic pilots and focused on helping fellow pilots, and I know they will make a great team for our Sales and Marketing efforts at Dynon. Michael's efforts on the ASTM committee are helping everyone in the industry, and Kirk's aviation experience is a valuable asset for our customers."

John Torode, Founder and Chairman of Dynon, stated “I am pleased to have Robert assuming the duties of President. Having worked with Robert for four years and seeing the results of his marketing efforts to build the Dynon brand, I know he has the ability and drive to continue growing Dynon as the leader in Homebuilt and Light Sport Avionics.”