ASR expands leadership team, McElhaney named Director of Sales

Published 12:41 pm Thursday, August 15, 2019

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STANFORD – Aviation Safety Resources, Inc., (ASR) an innovative company that designs, tests and produces emergency recovery systems for aircraft and Urban Air Mobility vehicles, announced the appointment of Mark McElhaney as Director of Sales.

With an aviation industry track record that spans 30 years, McElhaney will lead the company’s traditional and emerging markets worldwide, including ASR’s new Soteria line of parachute recovery systems for sport, ultralight and experimental aircraft.

“Soteria products are designed to safely bring down an entire aircraft and its occupants in the event of an in-air emergency,” said McElhaney. “Soteria systems are lower cost, lighter weight and take up less space than similar products on the market today. I am excited to join ASR’s world-class team of inventors, engineers and aviation entrepreneurs whose mission is to disrupt the market for existing aircraft parachute recovery systems and lead the development of safety solutions for the next generation of manned and unmanned flight.”

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McElhaney’s experience in technical selling and relationship building in the aircraft OEM and General Aviation market segments includes his most recent position as Director of Sales for FlightWeight Americas.

From 2001 until 2016 McElhaney served as a Sales Manager at AmSafe, the world’s leading manufacturer of aviation restraint systems, where he greatly increased revenue while building strong relationships with leading aircraft OEMs and operators.

Earlier in his career, McElhaney held key sales positions at Pacific Scientific and Goodrich Aircraft Seating Products, the world’s largest manufacturer of aircraft pilot/co-pilot and flight attendant seating.

For more information about Aviation Safety Resources and its new Soteria line of products, please visit