LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (April 12, 2007) – FlightSafety International announced today that Michael Croitoru has been appointed to the newly created position of Director, Business Development, Cessna.
"Mike is a highly regarded member of our management team and will continue to make a significant contribution to our success in this new role," said Scott Fera, Vice-President, Marketing, FlightSafety International. "His more than 20 years of experience in operations and marketing with FlightSafety will be a significant asset as he works closely with Cessna Aircraft Company to serve our mutual customers."
Croitoru will participate in the development, implementation and marketing of new training programs and the enhancement of FlightSafety's current courses. He will use his in-depth understanding of FlightSafety customer requirements and his focus on service to monitor, measure and continue to improve customer satisfaction and training effectiveness.
He began his career with FlightSafety in 1985 as a Marketing Service Representative and has held a number of positions in marketing and operations with increasing responsibility since then. He served FlightSafety's customers as Product Marketing Manager in St. Louis, Regional Marketing Manager for the upper Midwest and Canada, Assistant Learning Center Manager in Wichita. He was most recently Manger of the company's Wichita Cessna Learning Center.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation Administration from Indiana State University and studied Corporate Aviation Function Management at the Darden Graduate School of Business. He is a private, commercial, and instrument rated pilot and Certified Flight Instructor.
FlightSafety International is the world's premier aviation training organization. Over 75,000 pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals train at FlightSafety facilities each year. The company designs and manufactures full flight simulators for civil and military aircraft programs and operates the world's largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at 40 training locations.