Dr. J. Richard Kerr, Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, developed pilotage assist and display technology since 1979 when he joined Flight Dynamics, Inc., the pioneering developer of air transport head-up displays, as VP of Product Marketing. He later was VP of Engineering/Advanced Development at FLIR Systems, Inc. for 13 years, during which period FLIR grew from annual revenue of less than $2M to more than $200M. He left FLIR in 2000 to found Max-Viz, Inc., where he served as Chief Technology Officer for 15 years. Max-Viz dominates the market for non-cryo-cooled, infrared-based Enhanced Vision System (EVS) for both rotary and fixed wing aircraft. Max-Viz was acquired by Astronics Inc. in July of 2012. Recently Dr. Kerr retired from Astronics Max-Viz, formed Kerr Avionics LLC with partner Lou Churchville, and acquired the rights from ASTRONICS to develop the IQVR product line.
Lou Churchville, BA, ASMEL/Inst./CFI with marketing/sales & business development duties is a seasoned aircraft modification, maintenance, new product development and engineering sales/marketing professional. Lou is a commercial pilot with several thousand hours of utility fixed wing and charter flight experience and As Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Max-Viz, Lou developed the market for infra-red imaging display with major Avionic and Airframe OEMs, enabling integration of the Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System on all major Certified Integrated Display Systems. Lou is a regular contributor to Aerospace Industry trade publications including Aviation Week and Space Technology, BCA Magazine and Plane and Pilot Magazine. Lou partnered with Dick Kerr, forming Kerr Avionics LLC to commercialize Dr. Kerr’s patented IQVR Technology.
Greg Aube, JD, with business administration duties is a seasoned attorney and executive with more than 30 years’ experience in finance, startups, growth companies and Fortune 50 companies. Greg is well qualified for top management as we become a fully operating business.
Kerr Avionics contracts a number of expert engineers who are working under an equity arrangement as needed, to facilitate integration of our software with customer platforms.