SOURCE: Era Corporation

January 09, 2008 11:35 ET

Former Roke Manor Executive, Tim Quilter, Joins Era Corporation

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - January 9, 2008) - Tim Quilter has been appointed Director of Product Management for Era's Air Traffic Management business unit. Mr. Quilter brings extensive knowledge in the field of surveillance technology and over a decade of product management experience to Era.

Mr. Quilter joins Era from Roke Manor, where he served as head of Air Traffic Management (ATM) strategy and as product line manager for multilateration systems. He has also worked closely with EUROCONTROL, Europe's air navigation standards body, supporting its Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) program. Mr. Quilter's experience reflects a strong background in surveillance systems, including software development for radar systems with Racal in the UK. He is a frequent industry speaker and regular contributor to various surveillance bodies in Europe.

"The adoption of multilateration and ADS-B systems has accelerated rapidly in the past few years," said Mr. Quilter. "Era has emerged as the clear leader with its widespread selection and proven delivery for the world's leading ANSPs. I am looking forward to ensuring that Era continues to lead the industry in innovation and quality."

Mr. Quilter will lead Era's global research and development efforts for the Air Traffic Management Solutions business unit. Mr. Quilter will be responsible for Era's strategic product roadmap and its suite of market-leading multilateration and ADS-B surveillance products.

"Tim has the skills and experience to lead the development of Era's surveillance systems," said Russell Hulstrom, Era's Vice President and General Manager, Air Traffic Management Solutions. "Tim's leadership will be essential in driving technical innovation and ensuring the quality that our customers expect from Era."

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About Era

Era Corporation is a pioneer and leading supplier of next-generation surveillance and flight tracking solutions for the air traffic management, military, security and airport operations markets. With proven multilateration and ADS-B technologies delivering high-performance, high-reliability surveillance solutions, the company has over 100 commercial, air traffic management and military customers throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America and Asia. Era's investment in research and development and its track record of product innovation has resulted in a substantial patent portfolio. Era is headquartered in Reston, Virginia with leading product research and development centers of excellence in the U.S. and Czech Republic.