Tuesday, May 17, 2016

GULF COAST Avionics taps Johntheobald
as its new Avionics manager


Theobald brings over 20-years of avionics experience with 16 ofthose years in

general- and corporate-aviation aircraftto GCA's growing avionics shop.


Lakeland, FL (May 17, 2016) — Rick Garcia, President and CEO, Gulf Coast Avionics announced todaythat the company has hired John Theobald as its new avionics manager.

“We are very proud to welcome John to our team. Not only asa 10-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, but also because he brings a fantasticbackground in line maintenance and avionics system planning and installationaboard a wide variety of civilian, military and commercial aircraft,” Garciasaid. “I’m very excited about how his depth of GA and corporate aircraft experienceswill help us as Gulf Coast Avionics continues to grow in the upper end of the turbopropand jet markets.”

“I’m very fortunate to be able to continue my career here atGulf Coast Avionics,” Theobald said. “Rick and his team have built a dynamiccompany with an enviable reputation for quality and support. I’m lookingforward to my opportunity to use my skills and experience to help the companycontinue to expand into new markets.”

“Gulf Coast Avionics is a very customer focused company,” hesaid. “And that’s an aspect of my job I’m really looking forward to. I reallyenjoy working directly with aircraft owners to find the best solutions to theiravionics needs. That’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Along with his background in avionics installation, repairand troubleshooting, Theobald has extensive experience in aircraft inspection,component integration, continuous airworthiness requirements, correctiveactions and implementation and electrical load analysis.

Prior to joining Gulf Coast Avionics, Theobald was a SeniorAvionics Installer for Airbus Military, Defense and Space in Mobile, Alabama. Healso served in the U.S. Air Force from 1985 until 1995. Theobald holds aPrivate Pilot’s license. 

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