REB Technologies Inc. (REBTECH) – the leading provider of Night Vision Illumination Systems (NVIS), design, manufacture and integration services is pleased to announce that David Thompson has joined the company as Director of Business Development and Strategy.

This high-profile addition marks an important next stage in the expansion of the company’s international business strategy highlighting the REBTECH commitment to NVIS. As a compliment to its primary business focus, REBTECH has joined in the effort to combat against obsolescence parts in the aviation industry. REBTECH’s Repair Specification Program has eliminated BER for a major customer while reducing AOG from 18 months to 4-6 weeks. With its broad aviation experience base, REBTECH is a one-stop solution for NVIS, avionics integration, certification and distribution of aircraft parts and components. Thompson’s vast experience and in-depth knowledge of the aviation global parts business is seen as a vital link to REBTECH’s future success.

“I am thrilled to be joining at a time of significant growth”, said David Thompson. “This move signifies an exciting step for me, as the company looks to further expand its successful NVIS offering into the Aerial Fire Fighting market. I am keen to quickly expand our impressive global client portfolio to support the company’s next strategic leap forward in this sector,” Thompson said.

Thompson brings over 45 years of aviation experience across a wide range of aerospace operators and maintenance organizations.

Prior to Thompson’s arrival to REBTECH he held senior positions with; Heli-One, as Head of Sales Operations for Asia, PAC, Vice President Business Development at Vector Aerospace and Chief Operating Officer with Vallair in Luxembourg. Most recently, Thompson was the Chief Operating Officer for the Taranis Aerospace Consulting Group. He has extensive experience in the aerospace sector having previously worked for BAE after serving in the RAF for 27 years as an Engineer Officer.

“We are delighted that David has joined REBTECH,” said Richard Borkowski, President of REB Technologies. “His direct experience of emerging global markets and extensive product knowledge will undoubtedly prove vital in expanding our portfolio of services. However, it is his in-depth knowledge of the aerial firefighting industry that will keep REBTECH at the forefront of theindustry.”

“To compliment REBTECH’s team of highly skilled engineers David’s significant experience and contacts throughout the MRO world, will help support REBTECH’s NVIS modification portfolio as well as grow REBTECH’s reputation with fixed and rotary wing operators globally,” said Jeff Stubbs, REBTECH Senior Vice President.

About REBTECH
REB Technologies (REBTECH) was founded in 1996 by Dick Borkowski and continues to be a family-owned and managed company. With an extensive career in aviation instrumentation going back to the early 1960’s, Dick was involved in the initial development of the MIL-L-85762 specification which is the original specification defining Night Vision Lighting Systems. At the time of REBTECH’s founding, the NVIS industry was under a significant shift, NVIS Goggles were benefiting from an increase in technology and civilian aviation operators were requiring NVIS capabilities.

Dick Borkowski has significant experience in the civil aviation industry and knew that existing NVIS lead-times and aircraft downtime would be unacceptable in civil aviation and wanted to build a small flexible company that provided a quality product, quick turns solutions and zero AOG conditions without overloading the customer with excessive spares inventory. In 2007, Dick’s son, Richard Borkowski was named President of REB Technologies. Richard has maintained the same base principles established under Dick while providing additional marketing in foreign civil sales and special operations operators, as well as developing contract Airworthiness Certifications capability.

Located in Bedford, Texas, REBTECH is a global company. It provides research and development, consultation, installation services and support for a variety of military and civil customers and flight departments around the world.

REBTECH provides consulting and custom-tailored programs for all aspects of night vision technology, equipment, training and developmental systems. As a result of its expertise, REBTECH has earned numerous FAA-approved supplemental type certificates (STC’s). The company’s skilled technicians have performed lighting modifications and installations for the United States Military and foreign governments as well as commercial installations for domestic and international customers.

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