Ruiter new Vice President Operations at Panasonic

 

LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA -- Panasonic Avionics last week announced the appointment of Adri Ruiter as its new Vice President of Global Operations.

With nearly 30 years of experience in the aviation industry, Ruiter will be responsible for key global operations activity, including operational strategy, program management, supplier management and global manufacturing to ensure the highest level of consistent customer delivery.

Ruiter previously held a number of positions at Zodiac Aerospace, including President and CEO of Zodiac Seats U.S., where he was instrumental to Project Fusion, a joint seat integration program between Zodiac (then Weber Aircraft LLC) and Panasonic. The design of the integrated seat ultimately led to the introduction of Panasonic Avionics’ Eco Monitor family designed for the X Series IFE system.

Ruiter’s most recent role at Zodiac was as Director of Restore Margins, where he led group operational excellence workshops at Zodiac Aerospace sites across North America.