Published 13-Jul-2016

Traxxall’s own Mark Steinbeck, selected for Wings Magazine’s annual Top 20 Under 40 list of young aviation and aerospace leaders who are setting new standards.




In an inspiring address to young aviators and aerospace professionals at Wings and Helicopters Careers in Aviation Expo in Calgary this past May, WestJet Encore president Ferio Pugliese emphasized the importance of developing young leaders in Canadian aviation and aerospace.

Finding and retaining these difference makers, Pugliese noted, continues to be one of the most important tasks corporations face each year. Fortunately, many Canadian aviation and aerospace firms are blessed with employees who are taking the reigns and implementing change for the better: developing new systems, processes and value-added efficiencies to enhance operations.

In our annual Top 20 Under 40 report, we uncover 20 influencers who are working to fill this much-desired leadership gap. Many are not only implementing change, but are extending their leadership abilities by helping with various industry associations and community projects.

The 20 individuals featured here were carefully selected by our editorial team following an online contest that ran earlier this spring. Candidates were nominated by colleagues based on their influence to drive change, leadership skills and more. In most cases, nominators had several years of experience working with the candidates, observing how they cultivated their skills and grew in their respected spheres.

Featured alphabetically, our Top 20 Under 40 achievers represent the resourcefulness, commitment and dedication organizations are craving in today’s marketplace. We salute the achievements of all who participated.

About Mark Steinbeck

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With more than 14 years of aviation experience in a variety of disciplines, Mark Steinbeck, 33, certainly has the business acumen and vision to take Montreal’s Traxxall Technologies to new heights. But it’s his sound leadership skills and keen understanding of his craft that help set him apart.

Steinbeck has worked his way up in the corporate ranks of three separate aviation companies, enabling him to gain experience in not only aircraft maintenance tracking but sales and marketing, customer service and general management.

He started his career at Avtrak managing the customer service team before being promoted to a sales role, where he consistently exceeded all targets and eventually managed the North American sales team. In his next position at aircraft management firm Mayo Aviation, Steinbeck gained an entirely new perspective: the ability to see the industry from a client’s point of view, understanding challenges aircraft operators have in keeping their fleets in top condition.

Steinbeck was recruited by Traxxall in late 2014 to a company at a crossroads: the founders had a vision to create a “clean sheet” tracking system moving the company from a product development entity to one concentrating on commercialization. Steinbeck became the driver of the brand, helping to transform and lead the company’s sales team and more.

Steinbeck is driven by a competitive spirit, commitment to technological innovation and a passion for service excellence. It’s this rare combination of skills that have helped Steinbeck reach new heights

[Wings Magazine – Matt Nicholls July/August 2016]

Check out Wing’s July/Aug 2016 full issue here.

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