Universal Avionics (UA) has restructured its executive team with Gil Rivnai appointed as vice president of engineering. Marc Bouliane's previous role as vice president of business development has been expanded to include marketing and services.
“We are focused on uniting, extracting synergies, and leveraging our competencies throughout the entire organisation,” says Dror Yahav, UA CEO. “The restructuring of our executive team was an important step in our effort to align the organisation to achieve more innovation, product designs and overall efficiency."
Gil joined UA in September 2018 as director of enhanced flight vision system products and served in that role before being promoted to UA's head of engineering in December 2019. Prior to UA, he had a long tenure within the aerospace division of Elbit Systems, Ltd., working in engineering roles ranging from board design, product management, team and department leadership to chief engineering.
Bouliane joined UA's executive team as vice president of business development in March 2019 with 25 years of experience in the aerospace industry. Prior to joining UA, he worked for over 12 years in various sales and management roles at Esterline Avionics Systems and CMC Electronics. Earlier on in his career, Bouliane served in various engineering and product management roles for Bombardier Aerospace.
UA has also announced the departure of Dan Reida, VP of sales, marketing and support. Reida had been a valuable member of the UA executive team, serving the company for more than 30 years and playing a major role in the success of introducing new products and capabilities to the market. UA's sales, marketing and support organisation has now merged with the business development organisation, acting as one unified group under the leadership of Bouliane.