CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, has further enhanced its industry-leading expertise with the addition of Joakim Lundmark and Ed Van Winkle to the company’s team. Both will be using their considerable experience and skills to give CNC clients the very best in prompt customer service and support.
Joakim Lundmark served 18 years in the Swedish Royal Navy as a Technical Officer and helicopter crew member; rising to the rank of Captain during his military career. He holds an EASA B1/B2 maintenance license with ratings on several aircraft, including the Bell 429.
In 1999, Lundmark joined the Swedish National Police (SNP), assuming responsibility for the technical coordination of the police force’s helicopters. He led and managed the SNP’s procurement of various fuel and maintenance contracts and seven brand new EC135P2s in 2001. He also succesfully developed a new quality system that was implemented into the SNP’s Air Support Unit.
Some years later, Joakim Lundmark served as the SNP’s Project Manager for procuring a new fleet of seven Bell 429s equipped with advanced multimedia mission suites. The seven Bell 429s were delivered in 2015 and are now in full operation all over Sweden. Lundmark will be serving as CNC’s International Technical Director.
Ed Van Winkle is a retired Captain with the Gainesville (FL) Police Department. He has a wide range of law enforcement experience in missions such as aviation, investigations, patrol, special operations, SWAT, and training. He spent the last nine years with Airbus Helicopters as Law Enforcement Sales Manager.
Van Winkle is an active helicopter pilot and flight instructor, as well as a fixed-wing pilot. He has taken on the position of CNC’s Director of Law Enforcement and OEM Projects.
“CNC Technologies provides law enforcement, public safety and counterterrorism agencies with state-of-the-art aviation technology backed by the industry’s most rigorous hands-on support,” said Alex Giuffrida, managing partner at CNC. “We are profoundly pleased to add Joakim Lundmark and Ed Van Winkle to our team of experts. Both men have extensive firsthand knowledge of our clients’ demanding missions and responsibilities, and deep personal commitments to providing the very best in customer service for the government, military, and law enforcement helicopter sectors.”
CNC Technologies can deploy any level of solution from implementing a real-time microwave downlink capability to building out a nationwide counterterrorism network encompassing aircraft, ground-based receive sites, imaging platforms and encrypted communications systems for sovereign state clients. The CNC Technologies team also has extensive experience supporting Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) projects funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
With relationships with all major equipment vendors, CNC is able to develop customized solutions that best match each client’s specific mission profiles. This includes expertise in developing long range, HD video and data transmission networks; experience building encrypted mobile communications tools to share real-time surveillance and data streams; and a strong background in creating hardened systems capable of fulltime operation in harsh environments.
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