SOURCE: Era Corporation

April 11, 2007 16:54 ET

Bill Colligan, Former President and COO of CSSI, Joins Era

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 11, 2007 -- Bill Colligan has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of Era's Airport Operations Solutions group. Mr. Colligan brings over 20 years of experience in operations analysis, systems engineering and air traffic management programs.

Mr. Colligan spent the last six years as President and Chief Operating Officer of CSSI, a systems engineering, analysis and IT solutions company. In that role, he oversaw all aspects of CSSI's operations, objectives, strategic initiatives and business development efforts. During his tenure at CSSI, Mr. Colligan was the technical lead on numerous projects with the FAA, DOD and NASA, and provided guidance and strategic planning for CSSI regarding all proposals and business development activities associated with CSSI's technical business base.

"Era's business is growing rapidly and we need proven leaders with a track record of managing and executing high growth strategies," said Dave Ellison, Era's President and CEO. "We are assembling a world-class management team with some of the best and brightest people in our industry. Bill is another great addition and a capable leader for our airport operations business."

Mr. Colligan joins recent executive appointments to Era's management team including former FAA director, David Ford, and former Sensis executive, Fred Messina.

Mr. Colligan began his career at Martin Marietta in 1982 as an engineer on Space Launch Systems and became a technical lead for Transport Canada's Systems Engineering and Integration Project in 1989. After eight years with Martin Marietta, he went to work for SAIC's Defense Analysis Group where he was later promoted to Deputy Division Manager of SAIC's Advanced Simulation Technology Center.

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Era Corporation is a pioneer and leading supplier of next-generation surveillance and flight tracking solutions for the air traffic control, military, homeland 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 control, 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, formerly Rannoch Corporation, is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia with leading product research and development centers of excellence in the U.S. and Pardubice, Czech Republic.

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