Aspen’s Gus Kyriakos Nominated for Design News’ Engineer of the Year
VP of Engineering Recognized for Engineering Excellence
Albuquerque, NM , August 10, 2009: Gus Kyriakos, Aspen Avionics’ Vice President of Engineering, has been nominated as a candidate for Design News’ prestigious Engineer of the Year award. Kyriakos was nominated along with three other engineers, with the winner selected by on-line voting by the magazine’s readers.
Design News Contributing Editor John Loughmiller described Kyriakos as, “a shirtsleeve manager, not an office dweller, with over 35 years experience in the avionics industry, and a person who considers the term ‘impossible’ to be a personal challenge.” Design News is the leading technical resource for design engineers with a circulation of 170,000.
Prior to joining Aspen Avionics, Kyriakos was employed by Avidyne Corporation where he was Director, Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance Engineering. Before that, he worked for Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, where he was a Senior Director in Engineering. Kyriakos also led design and development projects for Allied Signal, Horizon Research Labs and Systems Engineering Labs. Throughout his career, he has gained extensive experience developing products for the commercial, military, business and general aviation markets.
Kyriakos holds five patents for RF and digital design for radar altimeters, and six patents for RF and signal processing for TCAS. In addition, he is the youngest recipient of the Volare Award, presented by the Airline Avionics Institute.
“Gus is already recognized as part of the elite group of engineers in the aviation industry,” said John Uczekaj, Aspen Avionics’ President and CEO. “Now his engineering talent is being honored among all engineers. We’re delighted for Gus and proud that he chose to bring his skills and considerable experience to Aspen.”
The Engineer of the Year will be announced in the September 2009 issue of Design News. In addition to being named Engineer of the Year, the winner will be inducted into Design News’ Engineer Hall of Fame.
About Aspen Avionics, Inc.
Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced technology and capability from the commercial and business aviation markets into general aviation cockpits—and budgets. Our products increase situational awareness and reduce pilot workload, making it even easier and safer to fly in both VFR and IFR conditions. The way we look at it, getting the latest avionics technology shouldn’t always mean spending a lot of money—on equipment or installation. At Aspen Avionics, we design products to be affordable, easy to install, and easy to own. The company can be found on the web at www.aspenavionics.com, or may be reached at (505) 856-5034. Print-ready images of the Evolution Flight Display are available at www.aspenavionics.com/imagedownloads. See Aspen installations and read customer comments on the Aspen Customer Gallery at www.aspenavionics.com/customergallery.