New CEO for Heads Up Technologies


The COO of Heads Up Technologies, Renée Rump, has been promoted to be the company’s chief executive officer (CEO). Rob Harshaw is taking on the role of executive chairman.

“As COO, Renée has upgraded systems and processes and built a great team leading the transformation from entrepreneurial management to professional management, as well as lead our team through the acquisition of STG Aerospace,” said Harshaw. “Her experience and contagious enthusiasm make her a natural for the CEO role.”

“As founder and CEO of the company for more than 35 years, Rob has a wealth of knowledge and experience,” said Rump. “We make a great team. I look forward to working with him as we continue to grow the company.”

Rump joined Heads Up Technologies in 2020 and served the organisation as both CFO and COO. She was formerly CEO and CFO at Circuitronics, an electronics contract manufacturing firm based in Dallas, Texas. Prior to Circuitronics, she was CFO for Aircraft Charter Solutions, based in Middleburg, Virginia.

Rump earned an MBA in technology management from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science in financial management from Purdue University.

Heads Up Technologies specialises in interior and exterior lighting systems, CMS, IFE and flight deck safety.

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