TUCSON, Ariz. — Paul DeHerrera has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Universal Avionics.
DeHerrera has transitioned into this new role as Joachim L. (Ted) Naimer remains as President and Chairman of the Board.
“In his role of Chief Operating Officer (COO), Paul has closely managed the daily operations of the company while being integral to strategic decision making,” said Naimer. “Paul’s transition to CEO is a natural next step for Universal Avionics; one that will provide the company solid leadership helping to guide the future of the company.”
DeHerrera began his career with Universal Avionics in 1994 in the position of Manager of OEM Marketing at the company headquarters in Tucson. He then transitioned into the position of Vice President of Marketing and Product Support before being promoted to his most recent position as COO in January 2008.
With more than 40 years of aviation experience, DeHerrera is a pilot and A&P. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering Technology from Metropolitan State University in Denver and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Regis University in Denver. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and has previously served as Senior Board of Director and past Chairman of the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA).
Universal Avionics manufactures and markets a line of avionics equipment, including flight management systems; advanced flight displays; cockpit displays; synthetic vision systems; and more.