8tree Hires Seasoned BizAv Industry Executive

8tree announced the addition of Robert Zehnder to the company’s business development team. Leveraging his career in aviation maintenance, Zehnder will lead and grow 8tree’s presence in business
aviation, building on the early momentum of 8tree’s dentCHECK tool within that sector.

In addition, he will be responsible for strengthening 8tree’s global service network. “Robert’s expertise in aircraft maintenance will help accelerate 8tree’s growth in the business aviationsector,” says Erik Klaas, 8tree’s CTO. “His insight and experience will allow us to better anticipate the
surface inspection needs of our customers. We are thrilled to have him on the team.”

“I wish 8tree’s dentCHECK tool had existed when I was working the maintenance floor – it is a long awaited solution to a chronic need in aviation,” says  Zehnder, business development manager for 8tree’s business aviation vertical. “The company’s novel approach to creating purpose-built inspection tools for different problems has really caught the attention of many industries. I look forward to enabling my former business aviation colleagues with the efficiency gains offered by
8tree’s tools and technologies.”

Prior to 8tree, Zehnder held maintenance and customer service positions across the global MRO industry, catering to the needs of business, commercial, general aviation and rotorcraft. He is a licensed aircraft engineer and started his aviation career in line maintenance. Robert holds degrees in business administration, business management and applied technical management.

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