New director of engineering at Alto Aviation


Cabin audio company Alto Aviation has a new director of engineering. Steven Hatley will supervise the company’s engineering team, including the cabin systems engineering team and the R&D department, and report directly to Steve Scarlata, vice president of engineering and R&D.

Hatley holds an MS in engineering management from the University of Texas and a BS in mechanical engineering from UMass Dartmouth.

His career highlights include leading engineering teams at DCI Engineering, directing the design and full-scale launch of a new generation of modular data centres for HP and Microsoft.

At Carrier he managed a project team that fully developed and launched a next-generation fire suppression system with cloud-based support. In addition, Hatley was instrumental in introducing a system of innovation through model-based design to his engineering department.

“We are thrilled to have Steven join the Alto Aviation team,” said Scarlata. “Steven has extensive experience managing complex teams and projects. In addition to ensuring the continued success of the Alto engineering operation, Steven’s arrival will help the company expand our focus on new technologies, research and excellence in customer support.”

“I’m excited for the opportunity to contribute my experience and knowledge to the engineering group at Alto Aviation,” said Hatley. “This is a team of talented and dedicated engineers known for delivering premium, innovative products, and it will be my personal mission to help lead this group into the future with an emphasis on operational excellence and the same commitment to a superior customer experience that has made Alto so successful.”

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