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Meet the

AEA Board of Directors:
Jim Alpiser of Garmin
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embers of the Aircraft Electronics Association recently
elected Jim Alpiser to the AEA board of directors for a
three-year term through April 2018. Alpiser started with
Garmin nearly two decades ago in product support after graduating from
college. Today, he is the director of aviation aftermarket sales, managing
a nine-member sales team and overseeing the sales and marketing for
the global aftermarket segment.
"When I came to Garmin, it was a much smaller business with about
500 employees in Olathe, Kansas," said Alpiser, who has spent the last
seven years in his current position. "Throughout the years, we've grown
to more than 4,000 employees in the Kansas City area alone."
Garmin designs and manufactures a variety of avionics, including
transponders, all-in-one GPS/nav/comm units, and complete flight decks
with flight controls, primary flight displays, multifunction displays, flight
management system with touch-controllers, onboard weather radar,
integrated audio panels, datalink weather and active traffic. Garmin also
offers NextGen systems such as SBAS/WAAS, CPDLC, FANS 1/A, ADS-B
and more.
"The amazing thing is we offer products for aircraft as small as twoseat homebuilt aircraft like Van's RVs all the way up to large jet aircraft
such as the Cessna Citation X+ and beyond," he said. "We even have
solutions for UAVs, too."
Alpiser, a fixed-wing pilot, learned to fly in high school and studied
aerospace engineering in college before switching to business. Since
then, he's flown more than 1,500 hours and continues to fly regularly
today.
"I had my pilot's license prior to coming to Garmin and always wanted
to do something that put that skill to good use," Alpiser said. "There's
no better place to be than Garmin, where we are so focused on adding
safety to the cockpit and building helpful products for pilots."
Alpiser graciously took time to answer a few questions for us about his
background, the industry, and his role as a new member of the board of
directors.

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