EmpowerMX announces aviation industry veteran Jim Sturgis as Chief Operating Officer
FRISCO, TX – November 14, 2019 –
EmpowerMX, the leading cloud-based applications platform for aircraft maintenance, supply chain, and warehouse management, announced today that aviation industry veteran, Jim Sturgis, has joined the company as its Chief Operating Officer. Sturgis is joining EmpowerMX during a period of rapid growth of its client base worldwide post the launch of several new products expanding the company’s suite.
“I’m happy to announce that Jim Sturgis has joined EmpowerMX as our Chief Operating Officer,” said Dinakara Nagalla, CEO of EmpowerMX. “Jim will oversee the end-to-end customer experience including business development, sales, implementation and customer support. He will take a hands-on role to drive customer success and optimize ROI from the EmpowerMX set of solutions through eliminating manual processes, reducing manpower costs and returning aircraft back into service more rapidly.”
Sturgis has over 40 years’ experience in the aviation business, with a background that includes managing various maintenance activities with major carriers, as well as many years spent in consulting, assisting some 50 airlines over a 16 year period. Most recently Sturgis was with Southwest Airlines where he had varying oversight for numerous groups, including maintenance planning, programs, reliability, QA and CASS. Aside from his airline work, he was also the President and co-founder of CAVOK, now an Oliver Wyman business unit focused on maintenance and engineering support in the MRO and airline maintenance space.
“EmpowerMX is at an exciting phase of their growth. Their product story and the immense proven value it brings to the industry, combined with recent wins and implementations, sets the stage for a new phase of growth, and makes EmpowerMX a perfect fit for me,” said Sturgis. “The airline industry is on the cusp of massive digital transformation, and other challenges that drive the need for efficiencies and EmpowerMX had right set of products and solutions to accelerate this transformation. Their client list is impressive and my early conversations with them have been fantastic.”
“I believe that our recent significant strategic wins and massive growth in product footprint over the last year, combined with our vision for the industry, were key factors in Jim’s decision to join EmpowerMX. We are very excited to have Jim be a part of our development story, as we significantly expand our business solutions.. I have known Jim from his years at Southwest and I am glad we can work together now to create new products, start new lines of business, and provide value-add customer solutions to the industry,” continued Nagalla.
Based in Frisco, TX, EmpowerMX is a leading cloud-based software platform that is designed to accelerate digital adoption in the Airline, MRO, and Defense establishments. Our product suite helps Engineering and Compliance, Heavy and Line Maintenance, Shop and Materials Management.