Aviation Experts

Our team of aviation experts provides a seamless customer experience, from industry solutions, to purchasing the right Metron Aviation software to supporting a country’s aviation requirements. Equipped with specialized knowledge of global ATM and ATFM these industry-savvy professionals support air navigation service providers, airlines, airports and civil aviation authorities, worldwide.

Aviation Experts

Brett Fujisaki
Vice President – Sales & Business Development

Mr. Fujisaki, has been with Metron Aviation for over 18 years, and is responsible for sales and business development. He spent the early part of his career supporting air traffic flow management (ATFM) operations for the Federal Aviation Administration, at their Command Center. Later he transitioned to international markets with the Commercial Products group, for Metron Aviation. Prior to his sales role, Mr. Fujisaki spent the previous decade traveling the globe working on ATFM Concept Development, implementing and supporting operational ATFM systems and working directly with customers as a project manager & customer liaison. He also supported customers as the Director of Product Development, for Metron Aviation. Mr. Fujisaki holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from George Mason University.

Brendan Kemke
Director of Sales

Supports Africa, Asia-Pacific and North America

Brendan joined Metron Aviation with extensive experience in sales and business development within the aviation industry that has spanned almost 10 years. Throughout his career, Brendan has successfully established and executed sales plans focused on the implementation of critical systems and services that include AIM, AMHS, ATM, ATFM, IFPD, plus a collection of CNS (Communication Navigation Surveillance) products, for over twenty (20) countries, worldwide. Brendan also played an instrumental role in the launch of a Canadian-based manufacturing facility that produced innovative airborne satellite communication equipment for civil and military use.

Prior to joining Metron Aviation, Brendan held managerial and director roles with technology firms in Canada and Italy from which he secured commercial agreements for key projects that were part of modernization initiatives and new airport construction. He’s also been an active attendee at industry events hosted by ICAO and CANSO.

René Armas Maes
Director of Sales

Supports Europe, Latin America, Caribbean, and Middle East

René began his career as a Senior Analyst at Simat, Helliesen & Eichner – an international aviation consultancy firm – based in New York City where he participated in a number of airline, airport and business aviation engagements including commercial development, business restructuring and feasibility studies in Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, North and Latin America.

René is an airline and airport management instructor focusing on revenue optimization, cost reduction, business restructuring, strategic planning, risk mitigation and process streamlining. In addition, René is a regular aviation news contributor including CNN, Reuters and Flight Global magazine. René brings 20 years of global aviation experience and is an Advisory Board Member and chairperson of the Aviation Festival Americas – a leading airline and airport executive gathering in Miami, USA. He earned his MBA from John Molson School of Business in Canada. He is also holds an Airline Transport Pilot License, and rated commercial pilot including 5,000 hours.

Kapri Kupper
Director of ATFM

Supports Asia-Pacific, Caribbean and Latin America

A highly experienced air traffic flow management (ATFM) subject matter expert with over thirty years’ experience in ATFM and collaborative decision-making (CDM) technologies, processes and procedures. Ms. Kupper has extensive operational experience with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) working as a certified air traffic controller in an enroute area control center; Manager, National ATFM Procedures and Requirements; and National Operations Manager at the Air Traffic Control System Command Center where she managed the live operation for the entire U.S. National Airspace System. 

Ms. Kupper served as the Civil Air Navigation Service Organisation (CANSO) Global Operations Program Manager where she developed, managed, and executed the strategic direction for CANSO operational programs. She has led and trained international Air Navigation Service Providers on the implementation of ATFM and collaborative decision-making.

Michael Murphy
Director of ATFM

Supports Africa, Europe, Middle East, and North America

Mr. Murphy is an outstanding and experienced air traffic flow management (ATFM) subject matter expert with eighteen years’ experience in ATFM and collaborative decision-making technologies, processes, and procedures. He brings extensive U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operational experience and a focus on aviation solutions as well as international expertise in leading Work Teams and delivering ATFM solutions to a variety of stakeholders. Mr. Murphy has led and trained international Air Navigation Service Providers on concept development and the implementation of ATFM. 

Mr. Murphy served as the FAA’s Collaborative Decision Program Lead for the Flow Evaluation Team and the Future Concepts Team for over twelve years. As National Traffic Management Officer for the FAA’s Air Traffic Control System Command Center, he led a technical team to ensure an efficient flow of air traffic throughout the United States.

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