John Colvin Joins Advanced Navigation As Chief Revenue Officer

John Colvin Joins Advanced Navigation As Chief Revenue Officer

Sydney (Australia) based Advanced Navigation, a company specialized in Inertial Navigation Systems, announced the appointment of John Colvin, as Chief Revenue Officer.  “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 of 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 looking forward to be a part of an innovative company that is leading the industry with disruptive navigational technology, robotics and AI solutions", said John Colvin, the newly appointed Chief Revenue Officer at Advanced Navigation. "There is an ever-increasing need for these solutions across the automotive, aerospace, defence, sub-sea, drone and commercial industries and our company is already primely placed with many of the leading companies in these spaces around the world."

Global Go-to-market Strategies

As Chief Revenue Officer, Colvin will be expanding the company's presence in the United States and he'll be responsible for driving growth, market expansion and all customer engagement functions globally. John 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

The company was founded in Sydney (Australia) 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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