Jeff Rex recently moved into a new role as VP of Business Development, Earth Intelligence after running Spire’s Weather team since early 2020. Prior to joining Spire, Jeff has held multiple roles spanning the weather, satellite, and aviation industries, most recently as VP of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development with Flyht Aerospace and Director of Engineering & Business Development at Panasonic Avionics Corporation, where Jeff led efforts in business and product development for advanced flight tracking, satellite communications hardware and services, and aviation weather solutions. Additionally, he worked on Panasonic’s business development and strategic innovations team to build strategic partnerships, support M&A activities, and help expand the marketability of existing products into alternative markets around the globe. Prior to his time at Panasonic, Jeff also served as VP of Engineering & Product Integration at AirDat, prior to its asset acquisition by Panasonic. There, he was responsible for airline, aviation and international government business and product development. Additional responsibilities included leading the engineering, certification, and product teams in the development and deployment of weather sensing and communications technologies on aircraft ranging from large transport category aircraft to Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Earlier in his career, Jeff was Vice President of L2 Aviation where he built and subsequently led engineering and integration teams focused on the design, installation, and certification of flight critical avionics systems on commercial aircraft while concurrently developing additional business with new and existing airline customers. Jeff holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering, a Master’s degree in Engineering Management, and a graduate certificate from IMD.