East Aurora, NY | June 11, 2019–Astronics Corporation, a leading provider of advanced technologies for global aerospace, defense, and other mission critical industries, announced today with great sorrow that Kevin T. Keane, a member of its Board of Directors for nearly 50 years and Board Chairman for 45 years, passed away on June 10, 2019 in Buffalo, NY.

Peter J. Gundermann, President and Chief Executive Officer, was appointed Chairman of the Board. He commented, “We are deeply saddened by this loss and our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Kevin played a pivotal role in the history of Astronics, joining soon after our founding. He worked tirelessly throughout his nearly five decades to transform Astronics and left a remarkable legacy that will benefit the Company well into the future. His extraordinary leadership, vision and enthusiasm will be deeply missed.”

Mr. Keane joined the Board and began his career with Astronics in 1970, and was named the Chairman in 1974. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 1974 to 2002. He was actively involved in the community, serving on several boards and volunteering his time with numerous organizations.

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Los Angeles, CA | April 29, 2019– Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (ENT) (“Global Eagle,” the “Company” or “we”), a leading provider of media, content, connectivity and data analytics to markets across air, sea and land, today announced that Leslie Ferraro has been nominated for election to its Board of Directors at its 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on June 24, 2019 (the “Annual Meeting”). The Company also announced that, after six years of distinguished service, Board members Jeff Sagansky and Edward L. Shapiro will retire from its Board at the expiration of their current term at the Annual Meeting.

Ms. Ferraro brings extensive products, marketing and media and entertainment experience from her 18 years with Disney, including as President of Disney Consumer Products, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, Sales and Travel Operations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and Co-Chair of Consumer Products and Interactive Media for the Walt Disney Company.  She previously served on the board of directors for Hong Kong Disneyland Resort from 2010 to 2015 and currently serves on the board of directors for Edelman Financial Engines, LLC and Save-A–Lot, Inc. Prior to Disney, Leslie held various positions at McCann-Erickson, Johnson & Johnson and SmithKline Beecham.

“We are thrilled to nominate a leader of Leslie’s caliber for election to our Board,” said Jeff Leddy, Executive Chairman of Global Eagle and Chairman of the Board.  “As a travel and media executive with global experience, Leslie brings deep marketing and operational focus, having led Disney’s Consumer Products business and Co-Chaired their Consumer Products and Interactive Media business. Leslie will bring significant leadership perspective and capabilities as we execute our profitable growth agenda. We want to thank Mr. Sagansky and Mr. Shapiro for their significant contributions and invaluable insights to our strategy, culture and transformation during their six-year tenures on Global Eagle’s Board.”

East Aurora, NY | December 19, 2018–Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading supplier of advanced technologies and products to the global aerospace, defense, and semiconductor industries, today announced the appointment of Mark Moran to its Board of Directors, effective December 14, 2018. The addition of Mr. Moran as an independent director brings the Astronics Board to nine directors, eight of whom are independent. He will serve on the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Kevin T. Keane, Chairman of the Board, commented, “Mark’s leadership and extensive world-class aerospace experience enhances our already strong board. His operational insights, developed across global and regional airlines, will add valuable perspectives, especially as the Company enhances its position in the connected aircraft market.”

Mark Moran, age 62, brings significant aerospace engineering and operations experience spanning nearly 40 years. He spent 17 years with Continental Airlines prior to its acquisition by United. During his tenure, which included eight years as the head of Operations, Continental grew to the fifth largest airline with 2,600 daily flights to over 260 airports. He retired from his position as Chief Operating Officer with Continental in 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Moran served ten years with USAir/Piedmont, and before that, five years with Boeing Corporation (NYSE: BA). He is a graduate of Marquette University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering.

Buxtehude, Germany | July 2016– Buxtehude, July 2016 – KID-Systeme GmbH announces the extension of its Management Board to a multi-member Board. Effective from 1th of May Peter Schetschine, previously Vice President Customer Affairs, has been appointed General Manager of KID-Systeme with the focus of Customer Relationship.

Next to Managing Director Patrick Schrot, Peter Schetschine will be responsible for the overall revenue generation including business development, product line management, sales, customer program management, marketing communications and events.

Peter Schetschine started his career in the aircraft industry more than 25 years ago after graduating in physical science und physiology. Since then he held a variety of senior management positions in engineering, business development and sales at KID-Systeme and Airbus. Peter Schetschine has been part of KID-Systeme GbmH since its formation in 1999 and challenged the growing international business of KID as Vice President of Customer Affairs. As leader of sales, marketing and communications he has a strong record managing many sales and marketing campaigns, international exhibitions and building global sales networks.