AMTSociety Announces New Executive Director

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Ronald Donner to continue the mission set by the late Thomas Hendershot

Cygnus Business Media and AMTSociety announce that Ronald Donner has accepted the position of AMTSociety Executive Director and Business Manager, effective today.

“I’m very excited to take a leadership role in this premier aircraft maintenance association,” said Ronald Donner. “Tom Hendershot, the previous Executive Director, left large shoes to fill. Since my appointment on the AMTSociety board last year I’ve had the opportunity to work more closely with the board and became involved in several of the AMTSociety activities.”

Ronald Donner is an A&P with IA certification. He was trained at Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville, WI. He has worked in both General Aviation and for a major airline. He has spent his entire life devoted to aviation and he holds additional certificates as a Commercial Pilot with Single and Multi-Engine Land, Instrument Airplane and Glider ratings.

Ron was the recipient of the 2012 National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Aviation Journalism award. He has been the Editor of Aircraft Maintenance Technology magazine for the past three years and will continue to provide editorial direction to the magazine.

“I will continue the hard work of the past seven years, toward Tom’s and the AMTSociety Board of Director’s vision, while looking to create new opportunities and benefits for our more than 2,500 members and industry partners.”

About AMTSociety
Formed in 2005, the AMTSociety’s vision is to actively promote and protect the professional aircraft maintenance technician’s craft and profession, advance the future of that profession and, to provide resources and benefits to its members. It recently held its annual Maintenance Skills Competition in Las Vegas, where 23 teams competed for prizes and industry recognition. Cygnus Business Media and its related aviation properties help the AMTSociety through administrative, marketing and management support.

About Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Business Media reaches millions of professionals annually. As one of America’s top business-to-business media companies, Cygnus is leading the way in providing targeted content to top decision-makers and organizations. The company’s corporate initiatives and organizational architecture are built with one goal: fully engaging audiences in aviation, building & construction, public safety & security, and agriculture vertical markets, as well as diversified industries such as transportation, printing, accounting, and vending.

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