President and Chief Executive Officer
Mark van Berkel is president and chief executive officer of TrueNorth Avionics, leading the company’s strategy and overall direction. A cofounder of the company, Mark is a licensed pilot, and has more than 20 years of experience in the avionics industry.
Before founding TrueNorth, Mark held senior positions in the aviation business at EMS Technologies, now part of Honeywell, and at Transport Canada’s Aircraft Services Directorate. With a deep interest in both the technology and usability of airborne communications systems, Mark’s vision for the company is to continue building products for the connected aircraft that allow owners and operators to be more productive.
An early entrant into the world of airborne communications, Mark’s desire to build systems that are reliable, and his deep knowledge of both the technical and certification requirements of avionics systems have helped grow TrueNorth into a leading supplier of systems to VIP aircraft and more recently avionics OEMs. Mark has taken a fresh look at implementing airborne communications. This development of new and exciting solutions continues to push the company forward.
A proponent that technology must function as expected, he also recognizes that “style and integrating systems into the cabin are important to aircraft owners and operators. TrueNorth’s mission is to help users of our products be more successful in their business and personal lives.”
Mark is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) and the Ontario Aerospace Association (OAC).