March 17 2014  |  Inflight Entertainment

Jim Costello joins Telefonix as Chief Tech Officer

By Melissa Silva

Telefonix, Inc. has announced the appointment of Jim Costello to its Executive team as the company’s Chief Technology Officer.

Costello brings more than 25 years of experience in the wireless communications industry and in the area of system architecture and product design for the aviation industry.

“The addition of Jim to the Telefonix team is exciting on so many levels. Over the last several years, Telefonix has made huge strides in its capabilities and product offerings in the area of inflight connectivity. To now have Jim on board means that the sky is truly the limit of where we can go next. On a personal note, I am looking forward to working with Jim again as I truly enjoyed our collaborations during our days at Verizon Airfone,” says Mike Kuehn, Telefonix’s President. 

As part of his new role, Costello will work both with the Telefonix team in development of new product designs, as well as with the company’s partner company, Product Development Technologies (PDT) in the development of new technological innovations for shared Telefonix and PDT customers.

Costello will be attending the Aircraft Interiors Show in Hamburg, Germany April 8- 10with the Telefonix team. He is planning to relocate back to the Chicago area in the near future and will be based out of Telefonix’s Waukegan, Illinois headquarters.

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