SOURCE: Era Corporation

March 21, 2007 13:55 ET

Former Sensis Executive, Fred Messina, Joins Era Corporation

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 21, 2007 -- Era Corporation announced today that Fred Messina has been appointed Vice President of Corporate Development. Mr. Messina brings to Era 22 years of leadership in strategic corporate development, program management, government affairs, and technology innovation. Mr. Messina is an industry-recognized leader in air traffic management systems and network-centric operations applications.

"I am delighted to be a part of Era's vision for next-generation surveillance for civil aviation and military solutions," commented Fred Messina. "Era's innovative research and development, along with proven delivery, make it uniquely well-positioned to execute and grow in markets that are ripe for change and renewal. Era's multilateration and ADS-B solutions for both the civil and military sectors perfectly align with this future direction."

Prior to joining Era, Mr. Messina was Vice President of Strategic Programs at Sensis Corporation, where he orchestrated and implemented the company's legislative strategy, and was the focal point for strengthening and building long-term business relationships for high-value programs. Mr. Messina has also held several leadership positions at Hughes Aircraft and Raytheon Company, including Director of Strategic Programs and Pursuits, Director of Advanced Technology Programs and Director of Business Development.

"Fred has been a key figure in transforming U.S air transportation, taking on the challenges for advancing the next-generation air traffic system," said Dave Ellison, Era's President and CEO. "Fred is perfectly suited to help lead Era in revolutionizing the future of air traffic control and military surveillance, and we are thrilled to have him on our executive team."

Mr. Messina will be responsible for strengthening Era's strategic customer relationships, building business alliances, and identifying value-enhancing solutions for mission critical needs.

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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 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 systems are providing high performance, high reliability surveillance with hundreds of operational sensors covering the airspace of over 20 different countries around the world. 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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