Kenneth Forester is the CEO of Meridian Teterboro/Meridian Air Charter, companies with over fifty years of experience in the general aviation industry. He is currently qualified in the Cessna Citation. His other type ratings include the Learjet and Gulfstream IV. Forester graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and served in the U.S. Air Force flying the F102.
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Mark Willey is managing partner of Corporate Airpark, and CEO of Bridgeford Flying Services and Actus Aviation. Since 2000, he has continued to develop and improve upon the company's 63-year legacy. Willey has led the growth of Bridgeford to a world-class FBO, aircraft management, sales and charter provider and premium quality flight school and repair station.
Prior to Bridgeford, Willey was with the DuPont family-owned Atlantic Aviation for 17 years, the last seven as vice president and general manager of their Wilmington, DE headquarters. He also held leadership positions for a subsidiary of Consumers Glass Inc.
Willey's affiliations include serving in various civic and community organizations and on various profit and non profit boards including Hospice, SL Surface Technologies Inc. He is a past member of an Aviation Executive Roundtable and a past member of the NBAA Business Committee. Willey currently chairs the Business Management Committee for NATA, and is a member of the Society of Aerospace Engineers. He is on the Napa Chamber of Commerce Board and the Napa Airport Security Committee, and is a member of the aviation industry renowned FBO 1 peer group.
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"We are delighted to have such an outstanding and talented new class of NATA board members," says Coyne. "It is critical that the NATA Board of Directors guide the association, ensuring continued economic growth and financial viability while reinforcing that safety is the highest priority for all of its members. Todd, Ken and Mark clearly recognize these core values and will guide our association accordingly."
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Midcoast’s President Kurt Sutterer has been named vice chairman of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) for the 2008-2009 term.
The event will be held on Wednesday, September 17, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis, IN.
Gary Driggers, long-time executive at Midcoast Aviation, will be presented with the William A. "Bill" Ong Memorial Award.