Veteran, Strategic Financial Leader Joins Avion Solutions
Huntsville, AL – Avion Solutions, Inc. announced David French has been named new Chief Financial Officer effective July 1, 2019. In this role, French will be responsible for all financial activities of the company. Kerry Doughty, who had been serving in this role, will transition into an advisory role with Avion Solutions through December 31, 2019.
“We are pleased to welcome David French to our team, where he will make an immediate positive impact on our financial leadership,” said Chad Donald, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Avion Solutions. “David’s experience is ideal for continuing Avion Solutions success, and his leadership will be instrumental in growing and improving all the communities we serve.”
“I am very happy to join Avion Solutions, a company with an outstanding reputation that has rapidly grown over the past few years,” said French. “The management team has a clear vision for the future. I couldn’t be more excited at the opportunities that are ahead of us.”
Doughty served as Trustee of Avion's 401(k) and Plan Administrator of the ESOP Plans. He is a Past President of the New South chapter of the ESOP Association, a Board member of HASBAT, a member of the Institute of Management Accountants, and a Past President of the local chapter of the Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals. Doughty also served as Vice President of the Mississippi State University Huntsville/Decatur alumni chapter.
“We thank Kerry for his years of service to Avion Solutions, helping our firm grow and evolve,” said Donald. “He represents the core values of our firm – service, loyalty, and integrity.”
French brings over 30 years of financial experience across engineering, manufacturing, and logistics services firms in government and commercial markets. Prior to joining Avion Solutions, he served as CFO for CFD Research Corporation, CFO for Agility Defense and Government Services, as well as Senior Vice President and CFO for Siemens Government Services. French earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Georgia State University and a Master of Accountancy from The University of Alabama in Huntsville.
About Avion Solutions
Avion Solutions, Inc. is an employee-owned 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 Solutions has 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 Systems (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. Avion Solutions is a 2019 Best Places to Work® award winner. To learn more, visit www.avionsolutions.com.