Director of Program Management & Product Support at Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems

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Candidate Overview

Janna-SchoberSept. 10, 2019: NextGen Global Executive Search proudly announces a recently completed executive placement. Janna Schober formally accepted the Executive Leader and Program Manager position at Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems (AES)

With 15+ years of experience in high-impact roles with responsibility of P&L, budget management, and full-cycle program development. Equipped with a keen ability to lead effective teams along with a background in improving relationships with key vendors and/or clients. Excel in identifying program requirements, reducing inefficiencies, risk mitigation strategy, and increasing operational revenue.

Prior, Janna served in several Director level roles with Crane Aerospace in Program Management and Product Management. She has several degrees including a BS in Aerospace Engineering and MS in Aeronautical from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and MS I Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and ad MS in Engineering from the University of Connecticut. She has a PMP Certification. Janna’s leadership and mentoring skills were honed as a veteran who served as a Platoon Leader in the US Army


Client Overview

Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems (AES) in Kirkland, Washington is an industry leading manufacturer of aircraft electrical power systems, including power generation and distribution.

The company’s markets include commercial transport aircraft such as Boeing and Airbus, business aircraft, rotorcraft, and military platforms. Astronics AES is the world’s leading manufacturer of in-seat power systems for laptops and other electronic devices with the EmPower® product line.

Astronics AES is also the world’s leading innovator of electronic circuit breakers and power distribution systems for business aircraft with the CorePower® product line. Astronics AES revenues have grown significantly over the last 10 years. The company now employs over 500 employees, and they have won awards as a best place to work for 11 years consecutively.

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