LAKE OSWEGO, OREGON, NOVEMBER 13, 2023
Lightspeed Aviation, a leading global provider of premium aviation headsets and helmet solutions today announced that Heider Lazzarini has joined the company as its new President.
Mr. Lazzarini brings more than 20 years of International executive experience in general management, marketing, product, and sales in consumer, commercial, industrial, and military/government markets. Reporting to Lightspeed Aviation’s founder and CEO Allan Schrader, Mr. Lazzarini will be responsible for all aspects of Lightspeed’s day-to-day operations while Mr. Schrader focuses on developing adjacent market opportunities utilizing existing and evolving technologies.
“I’m excited to turn over our ongoing business operations to Heider” said Allan Schrader, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Heider’s experience, combined with his passion and energy, provide the perfect accelerant for our expanding business opportunities.”
“With decades of being first to market with audio and now piloting safety solutions, I believe that Lightspeed has a tremendous opportunity to deliver new value for its customers and partners,” said Lazzarini. “I am very excited to be joining this seasoned team as the company continues to evolve its latest technology platform to enhance the flying experience for the Aviation market worldwide.”
Mr. Lazzarini most recently served as Vice President of Marketing for a platform of acquired companies: Audio Precision (U.S.), GRAS Sound and Vibration (Denmark), and imc Test & Measurement (Germany). Previously, he held various leadership positions in general management, marketing and product management at FLIR Systems, now Teledyne FLIR, and Gerber Gear, a division of FISKARS. Mr. Lazzarini received his MBA from the University of Oregon.
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.