Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


merlot.aero Announces Dana Knight As New VP

merlot.aero Announces Dana Knight As New VP

Auckland, 30 April 2014 - Airline operations technology company, merlot.aero, has appointed industry veteran Dana Knight as its Vice President Americas.

He brings significant industry experience to merlot.aero's North American operations, boosting the company's in-country capabilities and resources, says merlot.aero CEO and President Mark McCaughan.

"Dana will be a sound and well experienced lynchpin for our continued expansion there, and our customers will benefit from his knowledge and understanding of mission critical software and airline crew operations in particular."

Mr McCaughan says Dana Knight's appointment underlines merlot.aero's commitment to the US market, by adding capable, market-experienced resources.

Dana is a former commercial pilot, who flew for a regional airline in the north east United States. He moved to inside operations, becoming Director of Systems Operations Control, managing crew and the daily operations for the airline.

Since leaving the airlines he has been working for an aviation software firm where he has held various positions in customer support and product management.

Prior to joining merlot.aero in April, he held the position of Solution Director, managing the NextGen and SESAR ATC engagements along with the launch of an EFB product.

"I am excited to be involved with a young agile company looking to make a positive impact on a sector of the marketplace that is in need of new and fresh ideas. Merlot.aero is a customer focused company offering products and services that the industry wants and needs," he says.

Dana views the industry moving away from locally installed applications as airlines seek to reduce their IT spend on hardware and have applications delivered via the cloud, so that they are available anywhere at anytime.

It is a perfect time for Merlot to be expanding in the Americas, he says, with merlot.aero's products a sound fit for airline operations from small, almost boutique operators through to large, international jet fleets.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Strike: Lyttelton Port Workers Vote To Escalate Dispute

Members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) at Lyttelton Port today voted to escalate their industrial action. Around 200 RMTU members have been operating an overtime ban since 17 December and today they endorsed a series of full withdrawals of labour at the port. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Dollar Falls To 3-Year Low As Investors Favour Greenback

The New Zealand dollar fell to its lowest in more than three years as investors sold euro and bought US dollars, weakening other currencies against the greenback. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Govt Operating Deficit Smaller Than Expected

The New Zealand’s government’s operating deficit was smaller than expected in the first five months of the financial year as a clampdown on expenditure managed to offset a shortfall in the tax-take from last month’s forecast. More>>

ALSO:

0.8 Percent Annually:
NZ Inflation Falls Below RBNZ's Target

New Zealand's annual pace of inflation slowed to below the Reserve Bank's target band in the final three months of the year, giving governor Graeme Wheeler more room to keep the benchmark interest rate lower for longer.More>>

ALSO:

NASA, NOAA: Find 2014 Warmest Year In Modern Record

Since 1880, Earth’s average surface temperature has warmed by about 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degrees Celsius), a trend that is largely driven by the increase in carbon dioxide and other human emissions into the planet’s atmosphere. The majority of that warming has occurred in the past three decades. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: New Zealand’s Reserve Bank Named Central Bank Of The Year

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s efforts to stifle house price inflation by using new policy tools has seen the institution named Central Bank of the year by Central Banking Publications, a publisher specialising in global central banking practice. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news