March 14, 2011 – DIGITALiBiz (iBiz) announced today that David (Dave) Ford has joined the company’s Advisory Board. In this role, Mr. Ford will provide advice to corporate executives and support strategic initiatives such as the expansion and growth of iBiz into the aviation industry.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have an opportunity to work with Dave to help achieve our growth and operations objectives,” said Michael Wu, CEO and President of iBiz. “He has a wealth of business and aviation knowledge gained from working at the FAA for more than 30 years.”
While at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Mr. Ford served in numerous capacities, including supporting the FAA’s Operations Research organization where he worked on technologies and programs that minimized aircraft fuel burn through optimizing flight tracks in oceanic airspace. Mr. Ford was the Senior Executive Service (SES) manager in charge of FAA’s Advanced Technologies Office, including the Safe Flight 21 ADS-B development program. He was also the SES manager in charge of the successful deployment of the $500M U.S Oceanic Air Traffic Control Automation system (ATOP). Mr. Ford was the SES Integrated Project Team (IPT) Leader for Terminal Automation Programs. In this capacity, he was responsible for the planning and procurement of National Airspace Systems (NAS) Terminal Automation Systems and managing an annual budget of approximately $350M.
“I’m really looking forward to building a long-term business relationship with iBiz,” said Dave Ford. “This is an exciting company with some great successes under their belt.” continued Ford. “Their leadership team has good energy, strong ethics and values, and really cares about their people. My goal is to offer the iBiz team my perspective and insight to help them continue and expand on their success across the federal government marketplace.”