Advanced navigation appoints chief revenue officer drive next stage growth

Advanced navigation appoints chief revenue officer drive next stage growth

Sydney – Advanced Navigation, a leader in Inertial Navigation Systems, announced the appointment of a key executive, John Colvin, as Chief Revenue Officer. This appointment demonstrates the company’s commitment to investing in its leadership talent to foster continued growth.

“It’s an incredibly exciting time to join Advanced Navigation right now. The strength of our navigation and positioning solutions — and the growth we’re seeing in the global markets — is putting us on a steep upward trajectory,” said Chris Shaw, CEO and co-founder, Advanced Navigation. “John brings an extensive amount of experience and the necessary leadership skills to help guide the business to the next stage of our growth globally, and we’re excited to have him on the team.”

“I am extremely excited and honoured to join the Advanced Navigation team and be a part of an innovative company that is leading the industry with disruptive navigational technology, robotics and AI solutions”, said John Colvin, Chief Revenue Officer, Advanced Navigation. “There is an ever-increasing need for these advanced solutions across the automotive, aerospace, Defense, sub-sea, drone and commercial industries and Advanced Navigation is already primely placed with many of the leading companies in these spaces around the world.”

John Colvin, Chief Revenue Officer
As Chief Revenue Officer, Colvin will be expanding Advanced Navigation’s presence in the United States and be responsible for driving growth, market expansion and all customer engagement functions globally. He has more than 30 years of experience in the High Tech industry, with a proven track record of growing businesses, scaling companies and executing global go-to-market strategies. Most recently, Colvin served as Senior Vice President of Global Field Operations at Mimosa Networks. Prior to Mimosa, he was an officer in the company and held numerous Senior Leadership positions at Calix over a 13-year period.  Previously to Calix, he also held Sales Leadership positions at Cisco, Cerent and Alcatel.

About Advanced Navigation:
Advanced Navigation was founded in Sydney in 2012 by Xavier Orr and Chris Shaw to commercialize thesis research into AI neural network based inertial navigation. The first product met the market with great success and the company expanded rapidly adding a portfolio of navigation offerings and moving into a diverse range of deep tech fields such as underwater acoustics, GPS, radio frequency systems, sensors and robotics. Today Advanced Navigation is a supplier to some of the biggest companies around the world, including NASA, Airbus, Boeing, Tesla, Google, Apple and General Motors. Advanced Navigation is headquartered in Sydney, Australia with a large research facility in Perth, Australia and sales offices around the world. Advanced Navigation is an Australian manufacturer exporting globally while maintaining carbon neutral operations.

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