John Sanders named Principal Innovation and Technology Advisor to AAAE Airport Innovation Accelerator
Posted: 19 February 2015 | American Association of Airport Executives
American Association of Airport Executives President and CEO Todd Hauptli announced the appointment of highly regarded technology executive John Sanders as Principal Innovation and Technology Advisor to the AAAE Airport Innovation Accelerator…
American Association of Airport Executives President and CEO Todd Hauptli announced the appointment of highly regarded technology executive John Sanders as Principal Innovation and Technology Advisor to the AAAE Airport Innovation Accelerator, which was established recently by the association to directly assist qualified companies in accelerating the process and requirements of bringing their technology and services to the airport marketplace.
“John Sanders is a visionary executive of absolute integrity,” Hauptli said. “His animating objective, both in the private sector and in government, has been to find solutions to challenging problems and drive innovation. I am most grateful for his willingness to utilize his unique experience, relationships, sheer brain-power and determination to help guide the Airport Innovation Accelerator on behalf of our industry.”
Sanders recently left government service at the Transportation Security Administration, where he was Assistant Administrator for the Office of Security Capabilities and Chief Technology Officer. Prior to his government service, Sanders served on the executive leadership teams of some of the most innovative companies in the aviation industry over the past 20 years and he has played an instrumental role in the evolution of transportation security technology.
The Accelerator will focus on assisting emerging companies as well as established companies new to the aviation space or with new, innovative ideas. The assistance of the Airport Innovation Accelerator will serve critical needs for interested companies, but also engage AAAE members in providing assistance, guidance and expertise that will in turn lead to better products and services in the airport marketplace.
Additional information on the Accelerator can be viewed on the Airport Innovation Accelerator website at www.airportinnovation.org.