Paul Sameit is the VP of Commercial and Government Aviation. He is responsible for leading the sales efforts with the airlines and the establishment of relationships needed to achieve Supplemental Type Certificates (STC's) with commercial aviation maintenance and repair organizations and commercial aircraft original equipment manufacturers. Paul is one of the founders of SmartSky Networks, and prior to this position, he was the VP of Accounting and Finance for four years, and the VP of Special Projects for two years.
Though he joined our team toward the end of 2017, we wanted to introduce you to Krishnan Menon, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Business Development. Learn more about Krishnan in our latest installment of SmartSky's Fast Five!
SmartSky's employees may be scattered across the United States, but we share a common goal: spread joy and help those in need, not just around the holidays.
We are pleased to announce the addition of Victoria Young to our Network Team. Victoria joins SmartSky as a Senior Program Manager, skilled in managing cross-functional teams and programs. We sat down with Victoria for our next installment of Fast Five to learn more about her background, why she's in the aviation industry, and to learn a fun fact!
We are pleased to announce the addition of Michael Toedtli to our Apps & Services Team. Mike will be responsible for driving business relationships to make Skytelligence an industry standard framework for connecting apps & services to various algorithms and data sources. We sat down with Mike for our first installment of Fast Five to learn more about what motivates him, why he's in the aviation industry, and to learn a fun fact!
Mary Rogozinski Candidate for Director, APEX Board
Name: Mary Rogozinski
Company: SmartSky Networks
Position: VP, Airlines
I think that the Board needs to be more diverse, representing more of the various types of businesses of our members. As a Board member, I would bring a broad range of experience in our industry, having worked in both the airline and vendor communities, managed IFEC hardware and IFE content, managed inflight entertainment and inflight connectivity programs, developed customer products for both airplanes and airports, and previously serving on the Board, as President and Board member, representing both airline and vendor companies.
We sent out a survey to the SmartSky Team to give you some insight into our dynamic group of employees. Many are trained in Engineering, but what other college majors are represented? How many people are right handed versus left handed? Are dogs or cats preferred? These and more questions are answered in our first Staff Survey Infographic. Have a question you'd like surveyed? Let us know in the comments below.
Jason Natwick recently joined the SmartSky team as Vice President of Product Management. We sat down with Jason to find out more about his love of aviation, experience, and fun facts.
What is the best career advice you have been given?
Earn it, don’t expect it. I am a firm believer in earning your opportunities without waiting for someone to give you something. If your peers see your motivation, they will acknowledge your hard work and your actions might motivate them to grow themselves.
What’s a fun fact about you most people don’t know?