In 1999, EmpowerMX launched its first software solution, focused on production control. Since then, EmpowerMX has grown significantly, moving from that first product launch to a robust set of software tools that are used by the world's largest airlines and MROs. With its flagship product suite, FleetCycle®, EmpowerMX is the first software suite of applications in the aviation maintenance domain to have a fully cloud-based solution.

And though we've moved from Duluth to Dallas, we remember our roots and expertise as we evolve as a company. In recognition of those roots, we are adopting the name of one of Minnesota's lakes, Itasca, for the name of our current release. We've spent the last two decades listening to mechanics, leads, supervisors, and base leadership in order to fine tune our existing products and expand our portfolio of offerings where they add true value to customers.

Building on the foundation of production control, we've added new products that enable ultimate mechanic efficiency, such as Electronic Task Cards and Electronic Logbook. We've focused on our Production Manager module, that enables customers to optimize manpower and adjust critical path to improve delivery schedules. As we've implemented at major airlines, we've become industry leaders in integration, allowing our products to fit seamlessly into customers' existing software solutions Taking advantage of the latest in mobile and cloud, while still supporting traditional desktop and in-house infrastructure, our latest software enables our customers to access information where they need it most.

Values

What's important to us individually speaks volumes about us collectively

They do not change from time to time, situation to situation, or person to person, and form the essence of our corporate culture.
By staying true to our seven core values, the trust our customers have in us as a business partner, and the trust we have in each other, as individuals embraced in realizing our vision and achieving our mission, will always prevail.

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Change
We embrace change to promote positive growth and development for us and our customers.

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Attitude
We bring a “can do” attitude to everything we do.

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Communication
We actively support the development of open, effective, and timely communication throughout our organization.

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Customers
Our customers are our most important stakeholders and are the lifeblood of our business.

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Integrity
We will act as promised, but if we cannot, we provide timely notice and clearly articulate the reasons why.

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Innovation
We challenge the status quo and regularly ask if there is a better way.

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Respect
We take time to consider the perspectives and feeling of others in our actions and decisions.

COMPETENCIES

Refined and focused aircraft-maintenance and IT skills target your business success

Our technical and non-technical competencies stem from our origins as an aircraft maintenance industry-inspired software development startup owned and operated by aircraft maintenance industry experts. Since then, we have surrounded our aircraft maintenance specialists with the IT experts that have allowed us to mature and focus on supporting only the aircraft maintenance industry.

LEADERSHIP

Fixated on crafting the solutions to ensure your business success

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Dinakara Nagalla

President and Chief Executive Officer

Dinakara joined EmpowerMX in 2004 as Chief Technology Officer and led all product development, implementation, maintenance and support, and customer service efforts. Prior to this, he served as an EmpowerMX consultant focused on the development of product architecture and content management systems, while simultaneously participating in several industry efforts to standardize aviation and information technology best practices.

Before joining EmpowerMX, Dinakara served for 12 years in information technology management. His experience includes serving as an independent consultant to a number of major airlines in the areas of product and process development. Previously, he held key positions at EDS Industry’s Airlines Solutions subsidiary. He also worked as a Research Engineer at the India Institute of Technology in Bombay.

Dinakara is highly respected as an information-based subject matter expert in the aircraft-maintenance disciplines—enterprise workflow, maintenance document authoring/tracking, maintenance planning, configuration management, line maintenance, production control and non-routine management.

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Richard Eads

Controller

Richard provides financial and administrative functions to the EmpowerMX team.

He began his career at PriceWaterhouse Dallas concentrating on technology finance. Escaping to industry after 5 years, he continued working with tech firms, first with a healthcare startup then moving to a Controllership role with etalk, a provider of software to the call center space. Through a series of acquisitions, etalk became part of the WFO division of Hewlett-Packard Software. During this time, Richard held several roles including Director of Revenue, Director of Credit and Collections, and Operations Director for the downtown Dallas office.

Richard is a Texas CPA who spends his free time providing Treasury functions for Oak Lawn United Methodist Church and volunteering at the Oak Lawn Community Outreach Center.

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Mark Schulz

Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales

Mark Schulz has joined the company as its Senior Vice President for Worldwide Sales. Prior to joining EmpowerMX, Schulz secured multi-million dollars in new revenue for Boeing year over year. He was responsible for developing new strategies for customer collaboration in the selling of Boeing’s Digital Aviation portfolio, along with new product offerings in the company’s IT/Cyber Security, Flight Operations and Maintenance Consulting Practices. Schulz graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Aviation Technology. He received his MBA from the University of Denver’s Daniels School of Business. He is also a certified Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic and a licensed Commercial Instrument Multiengine Pilot.

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