Philip Straub joined Garmin in 1993 and has held a variety of positions in aviation engineering, contributing to the development of our core aviation products, including embedded software development and certification flight testing. Most recently Straub served as vice president of aviation engineering. Straub currently oversees all global aviation business activities, including engineering, marketing, sales, flight operations and aviation customer support. He was appointed to his current role of executive vice president, managing director – aviation in January 2017.
Straub graduated magna cum laude from the University of Missouri with a bachelor's in electrical engineering. He holds an airline transport pilot certificate for multi-engine, as well as a flight instructor certificate with single-engine, multi-engine and instrument privileges. Prior to joining Garmin, Straub was a pilot and flight instructor at Executive Beechcraft and Baker’s Aircraft Center.