Huntsville, AL – Avion Solutions, Inc. announces that Steve Cope, the Director of Marketing & Public Relations, has retired effective January 3, 2019. Jeff Blackmon will serve as Director of Business Development upon Cope’s retirement.
“Steve Cope worked diligently for 13 years to raise the profile and awareness of Avion Solutions in Huntsville and beyond,” said Chad Donald, President of Avion Solutions. As Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Cope provided leadership and oversight of Avion Solutions’ marketing strategy for government and commercial markets. Prior to joining the firm in 2006, he held senior leadership roles with aerospace companies across the Tennessee Valley and served as Mayor in Tullahoma. “I’ve been honored to work with the incredible staff of Avion Solutions and can’t wait to see what their future holds,” said Cope.
Avion Solutions’ new Director of Business Development, Jeff Blackmon, brings 20 years of Air Force aviation experience as well as 14 years of program and team management experience within the Federal Government and private industry. Blackmon has worked with Avion Solutions since 2013. “Avion Solutions has been an exceptional partner to numerous organizations within the DoD and in the Huntsville area,” said Blackmon. “I’m looking forward to growing our relationships with those groups and others in the coming years.”
Cope’s marketing duties will be shared between Blackmon and Michael Jones, Avion Solutions’ new Marketing Manager. Jones brings 17 years of specialized marketing and communications expertise to Avion Solutions. Prior to joining the firm, he delivered creative tailored marketing and communications solutions for organizations across the United States in a variety of industries, including professional services, architecture, software, government, and more. “I’m excited to work with some of the best engineers in the Tennessee Valley and share how our team positively impacts the community,” said Jones.
“Jeff Blackmon and Michael Jones demonstrate the finest qualities we value in our team members –expert knowledge in their specialties, community engagement, and unparalleled customer focus,” said Donald.
About Avion Solutions
Avion Solutions, Inc. is an innovative engineering and logistics solutions provider for complex military-grade projects. Headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama with a presence in multiple states across the U.S., Avion has been provided solutions to Department of Defense customers and commercial clients since 1992. Our broad range of technical expertise includes engineering, logistics and technical services, data analysis, software development, small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) and drone services, and development of a full spectrum of training solutions ranging from on-site classroom training to interactive multimedia instruction (IMI) programs. To learn more, visit www.avionsolutions.com.