SOURCE: Metron Aviation

Metron Aviation

September 24, 2009 07:00 ET

Don Antonucci Named Chairman of Metron Aviation Board of Directors

DULLES, VA--(Marketwire - September 24, 2009) - Metron Aviation, a leading provider of advanced research, engineering services and Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) solutions, has appointed Don Antonucci as Chairman of the Board of Directors. In 2006, Mr. Antonucci completed a distinguished thirty-seven year career, retiring from the position of President of the Lockheed Martin Transportation and Security Solutions Company. Mr. Antonucci has remained active in leadership and strategic advisory roles in the Air Traffic Management (ATM) industry, having recently served as Chairman of Era Corporation, which was acquired by SRA International in 2008.

Mr. Antonucci takes over the leadership of Metron Aviation's Board following a successful capital raise and management buyout that was led by the Metron Aviation management team to support the strategic vision and long-term growth of the company. The company has also named Dave Ellison as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ellison has over 25 years of business leadership experience and has successfully managed the growth and development of many high-tech companies, most recently in the ATM industry as President and CEO of Era Corporation. Jack Kies is now President for Metron Aviation in the new organization.

"Don's leadership in our industry and company will not only ensure that we extend our successful partnerships with the FAA, NASA and other industry leaders, but most importantly guide our vision and strategy for innovating next generation capabilities," said Dave Ellison, CEO. "To that end, and with that purpose, we have positioned our company with the right capabilities, organization and capital reserves to help our customers be successful."

"Metron Aviation has an exceptional track record for turning advanced ATM concepts into deployed capabilities, which have had a profound impact on the safety and efficiency of the NAS," said Mr. Antonucci. "I am truly honored, and very much excited about the future of this company, its people and what we can offer our customers as they deploy next-generation ATM systems in the years ahead."

About Metron Aviation

Founded in 1995, Metron Aviation is a leading provider of Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM), advanced research, surface operations management, airspace design and environmental analysis solutions for the global aviation industry. Metron Aviation fuses advanced science and mathematics with unparalleled air traffic management expertise to provide groundbreaking Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) solutions. Metron Aviation employees are renowned subject-matter experts and industry leaders for both advancing flow management research and deploying powerful ATFM systems. Metron Aviation customers include the FAA, NAV CANADA, NASA, ATNS, FedEx, Air Canada, Memphis International Airport, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Airservices Australia and many more. For more information, please visit

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