February 11 2019  |  People

Former Delta Director joins Recaro

By Rick Lundstrom

Recaro Aircraft Seating (RAS) announced today the appointment of Chris Buckner as the Director of Product Management.

Buckner joins Recaro from Delta Air Lines where he was Director of Onboard Product. He will be involved in the development of new seating solutions with responsibility for the long-term product strategy, the product roadmap and product lifecycle.

He has more than 12 years of experience in the aviation industry, both on the airline and manufacturing side. He worked at Delta Air Lines in various Commercial roles for the last 8.5 years. Before joining Delta, Buckner held positions at Rockwell Collins as a Systems Engineering Lead in Government Systems and as an Engineer in Performance Engineering at Northwest Airlines.

Located in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany he reports to Recaro Aircraft Seating´s CEO and Shareholder, Dr. Mark Hiller.

“We are very happy to have Chris Buckner onboard,” said Hiller, in today’s announcement. “As a seasoned professional, he brings in a wealth of experience and knowledge. I’m convinced that our clients, as well as our team, will benefit greatly from his insights and from his innovative ideas that will help deliver high-impact strategic projects.”

“Over the last couple of years, I’ve had a great experience working with Recaro as a partner and I’ve always admired how well the company has done,” says Chris Buckner. “After almost a decade at Delta Air Lines, I was ready for a change and had a strong interest in diving into the supplier-side of the business. I am extremely pleased with the opportunity to join Recaro, a company I truly believe is an industry leader in aircraft seating and with a very bright future ahead.”

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