19 October, Irvine, California. – Burrana, a market leader in the inflight entertainment (IFE) and cabin technology industry, today announced the appointment of Graham Macdonald as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Graham brings 30 years of aerospace experience with 15 years in the IFE industry — including Rockwell Collins from which the commercial IFE business was acquired in early 2019 to form Burrana. Mr. Macdonald’s extensive experience managing multi-site, multi-national operations and background integrating acquisitions provide a strong foundation for leading Burrana through the industry recovery and eventual return to normalcy.
For the past 18 months, Neal Nordstrom, Operating Partner for JW Hill Capital, led the business through the challenges created by the global pandemic. He will now transition back to his board role where he will continue to support Mr. Macdonald. Mr. Macdonald came on board as acting Chief of Staff two months ago to begin his onboarding process. A seamless transition of responsibilities will take place over the next few weeks.
Mr. Macdonald said, “I am excited to have been chosen by the board for this role and look forward to embracing the challenges ahead. I am inheriting from Neal a strong team and competitive product range. Our immediate focus is of course continuing to navigate COVID-19’s impact on the industry and coming out of these challenging times strong and ready to compete.”
With a legacy of more than 50 years of experience, Burrana represents the pedigree of innovative engineering solutions from digEcor and the rich heritage and trust of Collins Aerospace, delivered through end-to-end cabin technology in one unique and iconic brand. As a market leader in Inflight Entertainment, Burrana offers a platform of solutions including Wireless, Overhead and Seatback IFE, In-Seat Power, Passenger Service Solutions, Narrowbody Tech Upgrades and more.