LAKE OSWEGO, OREGON, JANUARY 12, 2024
Lightspeed Aviation today announced the appointment of Kristofer Garberg to the Board of Directors. Mr. Garberg will join the Board of 5 Directors, 3 of whom are independent.
“We are pleased to welcome Kris to the Lightspeed Aviation’s Board,” said Allan Schrader, Chairman and CEO of Lightspeed Aviation. “At Lightspeed Aviation, we strongly believe in the integration of emerging technologies and software into our future headsets. Lightspeed Aviation remains committed to delivering not only enhanced sound performance but an overall safety platform for pilots, passengers, and the entire aviation community. Kris’s extensive experience in aviation cockpit software and data collection, paired with his industry contributions, makes him an excellent addition to our Board and perfectly aligned with where we see the future for aviation headsets.”
Mr. Garberg is a well-known, seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience leading aviation technology companies and retail organizations, including industry first product launches such as a cockpit video, audio and flight data recorder with cellular data offload, aviation voice recognition and speech to text software, and an aircraft gateway with airborne cellular. Mr. Garberg serves as President of Appareo Systems, Fargo ND along with his current role as a Board Member and Secretary with the Aircraft Electronics Association. Appareo is certified by all the major aviation and manufacturing regulators and has experienced teams of engineers and manufacturing professionals that understand what it takes to create products that adhere to governmental regulations and withstand environmental requirements. Mr. Garberg is also a 25-year private pilot.
About Lightspeed Aviation
Lightspeed Aviation is a leading manufacturer of premium aviation headsets and helmet products. Since the first product was introduced in 1996 at AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI, the company has established a reputation for leading innovation in the aviation acoustic solutions. In 2022, the company launched the first of a series of aviation headsets, layering life-saving technologies on top of its award-winning audio and ANR platform. With this, Lightspeed continues to live its mission of “creating products that protect and save lives”. Additionally, Lightspeed is a passionate supporter of initiatives to encourage the next generation of pilots through its support of programs including Young Eagles and Ray Scholars.