Leadership Team

At Aviya we’re proud of our flat organizational structure, led by a dynamic team of long-time aerospace industry professionals.

For more on each team member’s credentials and accomplishments, connect with us on LinkedIn.

John Koumoundouros – Chief Executive Officer

JohnKoumoundourosJohn brings 25 years of aerospace engineering, program management and sales experience to his leadership role at Aviya. He works closely with the company’s leadership team to chart the path for all partner and customer strategies and programs. John’s core strength lies in his demonstrated ability for deployment of strategic plans and collaborative projects.

John’s goals are to drive the company forward—through success and growth as well as remaining on the technological cutting edge—and to instil deep pride among Aviya employees in this environment of innovation and exemplary customer focus.

John is passionate about the aerospace industry, and this passion inspires a company culture that raises the bar within the industry for overall employee satisfaction and customer confidence.

Louis Brown – President and Chief Operating Officer

LouisBrownLouis works to coordinate the business systems and infrastructure Aviya needs to thrive and make the most of our current growth phase. He is responsible for all company operations including short- and long-term planning geared toward sales growth, profitability and cash-flow management.

Louis came to Aviya from Honeywell Inc., where his 17-year career included senior leadership roles as controller, director of operations and ultimately general manager of its aerospace business in Mississauga, Ontario.

Billings Chan – Chief Technology Officer

BillingsChanBillings is responsible for creating and implementing technical strategies that maintain our competitive edge in aerospace engineering. His industry experience and long-range vision ensures our products and processes evolve in tandem with both our customers’ needs and the marketplace.

Billings has an extensive background in systems and software engineering and is a respected expert in the area of software validation and verification.

He is responsible for establishing technical standards and for ensuring compliance both within Aviya and with all our subcontractors.

Joseph Sum – Vice President of NexGen Systems

JosephSumJoseph is an expert in resource planning and project management and, as such, is a capable interface between the Aviya management team, our subcontractors, and all of our customers. In this role, he maintains an exceptional record in budget, schedule and delivery adherence.

Joseph is responsible for maintaining momentum in each of our current projects and for sustaining growth on an operational level. He implements formal processes in support of product development, product definition and documentation, and oversees technical resources and development.

Baktash Hamzehloo – Vice President of Engineering

BaktashHamzehlooBaktash directs the day-to-day operations of Aviya teams engaged in Controls, Modeling, Simulation, CFD and testing. He is responsible for Aviya’s strategic in-house and external systems engineering capability, directly overseeing a group of more than 100 system engineers.

Baktash plays an active role interfacing with Canada’s university network to help guide future engineers who aspire to careers in aerospace. He is a member of the Industrial Advisory Board for Concordia University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Paul Kuwik – Director of Business Development

PaulKuwikPaul brings 15 years of systems engineering, software design, program management, and business development experience to the Aviya family. Having spent the majority of his career working with companies such as Pratt & Whitney Canada Inc and CAE Inc, he is well versed in critical systems, hardware and software, systems integration, as well as validation and verification testing.

Paul ensures Aviya’s long-term vision and market strategy is aligned with evolving aerospace trends, maintains relationships with partners and customers, understanding their needs and goals, and ensures proper integration of contract requirements with business operations.