Navtech Continues to Invest in its Leadership Team with New Vice President of SaaS and Business Development

    27 Jan 2015


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Navtech Continues to Invest in its Leadership Team with New Vice President of SaaS and Business Development

Waterloo, ON – January 27, 2015
– Navtech, a leader in flight operations software and services, announces a new addition to the leadership team, Shawn Mechelke, as Vice President of SaaS Products and Business Development. He brings to Navtech over 20 years of aviation experience working in both airline and software industries.

In this new role at Navtech, Shawn will be responsible for leading the production and delivery of timely, cost effective and high quality products and services to Navtech’s customers.  He will oversee Navtech’s SaaS products which include Navtech Flight Plan, Crew Planning and Aircraft Performance. In addition, Shawn will be responsible for developing external partnerships and channel and merger and acquisition strategies in support of the overall business plan.

Prior to joining Navtech, Shawn was the Vice President and General Manager of Schneider Electric (formerly Telvent DTN, Meteorlogix, and Kavouras). In this role, he led the strategy and development of decision support software solutions for the Aviation, Energy, and Transportation markets for Schneider Electric’s commercial weather business.

Before joining Schneider Electric, Shawn was the Director Operations Solutions at Sabre Holdings where he was responsible for Sabre’s flight planning and ACARS datalink management solutions. There he developed and executed the strategy to acquire F:WZ flight planning company in Vienna, Austria.  Following the acquisition he was the Managing Director of F:WZ.

Shawn began his aviation career at ATA Airlines where he held several positions as aircraft dispatcher, supervisor, trainer, and manager. He managed global flight dispatch operations for scheduled service, charter, and military operationsShawn holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Studies with a minor in Meteorology from the University of North Dakota.  He has an MBA from Clayton State University. Passionate about aviation, Shawn obtained his FAA commercial pilot license with instrument rating and is also a FAA licensed aircraft dispatcher.

Over the past year, Navtech has accelerated investment in its business and people.  The result is a world-class management team driving market share growth, bringing new innovations into the product suite and a motivated employee base focused on delivering high quality products and services to their customers.

About Navtech

Navtech is an international, leading global provider of flight operations solutions, serving more than 400 airlines and aviation services customers. Navtech’s product suite includes aeronautical charts (paper and electronic), navigation data solutions, flight planning, aircraft performance software, and crew planning solutions.  

These products directly support millions of flights each year and maximize efficiency, reduce costs, and ensure compliance with complex national and international safety regulations for customers. Navtech’s corporate office is located in Canada’s technology center, Waterloo, ON, with an additional office in London, England and satellite offices around the world. To learn more about Navtech, visit


Aleksandra Kulik