• Board of Directors Election Results Announced at the 2013 APEX/IFSA EXPO in Anaheim, California, USA

Anaheim, CA | September 24, 2013– Voting members of the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) recently selected four new members and re-elected a fifth for the association Board of Directors.

Kevin Bremer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, board director, was re-elected. Newly elected were Michael Childers, Lufthansa Systems; Gloria Chow, Cathay Pacific Airways; Jennifer Clark, American Airlines; and Mary Rogozinski, Gogo. A sixth director, Ingo Wuggetzer, Airbus, currently is carrying out the second half of a two-year term and was not up for re-election.

The APEX voting members also reelected association officers: Linda Celestino, president; Alfy Veretto, Virgin America, vice president; and Dominic Green, Thales Avionics, Inc., secretary. Continuing her term as treasurer is Joan Filippini, Paramount Pictures. Chris Babb, Delta Air Lines, will serve APEX as immediate past president.

“The APEX community is fortunate to have so many talented members willing to serve in these roles; this really is a world-class group of individuals,” Celestino said. “We made crucial progress for the association in the last year, and I have no doubt that the 2013-2014 Board will continue to move us forward. With the help of this Board and of dedicated members throughout the association, we will continue to grow an inclusive and well-rounded association that represents the entire passenger experience.”

Results were formally announced at the APEX Annual General Meeting, taking place at the 2013 APEX/IFSA EXPO last week in Anaheim, Calif. USA. During the meeting, APEX members acknowledged the contributions of outgoing Board members Ian Walberg, Airborne Interactive Ltd.; Luay Qunash, Royal Jordanian Airlines; Neil James, Panasonic Avionics Corporation; and Ashley Woodall.

The 2013-2014 APEX Board of Directors

President – Linda Celestino
Vice President – Alfy Veretto
Secretary – Dominic Green
Treasurer – Joan Filippini
Immediate Past President – Chris Babb

Kevin Bremer
Michael Childers
Gloria Chow
Jennifer Clark
Mary Rogozinski
Ingo Wuggetzer

Two New Members Seated

Long Beach, CA., September 16, 2010 – The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX), formerly the World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA), is proud to announce the election of two new members to its Board of Directors.

Jonathan Norris, the vice president of the cabin design office for Airbus, and Christine Zhu, product manager for Inflight Communications and Entertainment, for Cathay Pacific Airways, Ltd., have both been elected to serve on the board.

“I am looking forward to working with Jonathan and Christine,” said APEX Board President Patrick Brannelly, “The experience they and the companies they represent bring to the board will allow us to further enhance the airline passenger experience.”

Norris and Zhu will both serve one year terms, having been duly elected by the voting membership of APEX which has representation from throughout the inflight entertainment industry and passenger communications industry from the world’s leading airlines and vendors.

The President, Vice President, Treasurer, and four director positions were all up for election this year. Sitting members of the Board running unopposed were President Patrick Brannelly of Emirates, Vice President Manoela Amaro of TAM Airlines and Treasurer Linda Palmer of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Non-Theatrical. Directors, Chris Babb of Delta Air Lines, and Neil James of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, were re-elected, and will serve one and two-year terms, respectively.

The Secretary, Dominic Green, Immediate Past President, Christine Ringger, and two directors, Kevin Bremer and Leigh Mantle, are sustaining members on the APEX Board.

Results of the election were formerly announced today during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX). The AGM is a platform for APEX members to discuss important association business, plan for the future, and share ideas and comments about the association to the board of directors.

APEX’s Annual Conference is the premier event for the inflight entertainment industry. The event was collocated with the International Flight Services Association (IFSA) and Aircraft Interiors Expos America, and took place at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach, California USA, 13-16 September.

The 2011 APEX Conference & Exhibition will be held in Seattle, Washington, USA, 12-15 September.

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