Telefonix Announces That Alan Manns Has Joined the Executive Team as Director of Business Development, Aerospace Division


WAUKEGAN, IL – July 29, 2015 – – Telefonix, Inc., a design and manufacturing company that supplies hardware solutions to the inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) market, is pleased to welcome Alan Manns to its Executive team as the company’s Director of Business Development, Aerospace Division. Alan brings 20 years of expertise in the launch and growth of new product lines in the aerospace and technology arenas, most recently in the IFEC space, to his new role at Telefonix.


“On the heels of Telefonix’s official launch of its Summit line of IFEC system components at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo, we could not be more excited to have Alan on board,” says Michael Kuehn, Telefonix President. “He is a well-established professional in the rapidly expanding inflight connectivity and entertainment industry, and, with his direction, I’m confident Telefonix will continue to grow and evolve its product offerings and extend market reach.”


Alan joins Telefonix from Kontron, where he led the creation and implementation of global product and marketing strategy for wireless in-flight entertainment and connectivity in his position as Business Line Manager.


“I am delighted to be joining the most innovative and one of the fastest growing companies in the IFEC marketplace,” says Manns. “Telefonix and PDT have made tremendous investments for the future and I’m excited to have the opportunity to be joining such a strong team.”


As Telefonix, in conjunction with its partner, Product Development Technologies (PDT), continues to deliver new technologies and product platforms for the IFEC space, Alan will play an integral role in bringing these new products to market. He will not only be responsible for driving and managing Telefonix’s continued growth in the domestic aerospace market, but will also expand the company’s representation outside of North America.


Alan will be attending the Airline Passenger Experience Expo (APEX) with the Telefonix team this September in Portland. We hope that everyone will stop by to welcome Alan to the Telefonix team!


About Telefonix

Telefonix is a design, manufacturing and management company with nearly 25 years of experience in highly regulated industries. Telefonix was founded on the strength of its retractable cabling technology, but with over 60 patents issued to date, the company has become a leader in technology development and execution for complex mechanical and electrical assemblies. By understanding the complex relationship between design and lifecycle management, the company excels at delivering products today that can be supported and upgraded tomorrow. Telefonix is headquartered in Waukegan, IL and is an AS9100, ISO9000, and ISO 14000 certified manufacturer.


About PDT

PDT is a global, full-service product development firm with 130 employees worldwide. Team members have expertise in a wide range of product development disciplines, including strategy, scouting, design research, industrial design, user experience development, mechanical and electrical engineering, software development, and sourcing. PDT’s award winning product designs have been recognized with more than 70 awards from authorities such as BusinessWeek, Fast Company, the Industrial Designers Society of America and The Consumer Electronics Association.



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