Mark van Berkel
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Mark van Berkel, President & CEO, TrueNorth Avionics, Inc.

Mark van Berkel is president and CEO of TrueNorth Avionics, Inc., an industry leading company focused on aircraft communication systems for the top Fortune 50 companies, global heads of state and notable high-net-worth individuals.

Leading TrueNorth’s vision, strategy and overall direction, Mark’s innovative approach to implementing airborne communications technology has led the company to grow nearly 150% in recent years. In addition to being the company’s founder, Mark is a licensed pilot, aircraft owner, licensed AME, with more than 20 years of experience in the avionics industry.

Before founding TrueNorth in 2006, Mark held senior positions in the aviation business division at EMS Technologies (now part of Honeywell) and at Transport Canada’s Aircraft Services Directorate in Ottawa. An early entrant into the world of airborne communications, Mark’s desire to build flexible, high-performance systems, and his deep knowledge of both the technical and certification requirements of avionics systems have helped grow TrueNorth into a leading supplier of systems to VIP aircraft and to the leading avionics OEMs.