LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (June 22, 2012) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Steve Gross has been promoted to Vice President, Sales. In his new role, Steve will report to Eric Hinson, Executive Vice President, and assume responsibility for FlightSafety’s business aviation and regional airline training sales activities around the world.
“Steve is most deserving of this promotion to Vice President, Sales. Our Customers around the world appreciate and value Steve’s ability to develop and tailor solutions that meet their specific needs,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO. “He truly understands the importance of being Customer-focused, has proven his ability to develop and lead our outstanding team of sales professionals, and has helped to establish and maintain FlightSafety’s leadership position in business aviation and regional airline training.”
Scott Fera, Vice President, Marketing, will continue to lead the company’s marketing and maintenance training business development efforts, and focus on securing new business from select companies and organizations.
Steve has been a valued member of the FlightSafety team since 1996. He held a number of positions with increasing responsibility since then, including Regional Marketing Manager for the northeastern United States and Regional Marketing Director. He most recently served as Director, Worldwide Sales.
“We sincerely appreciate and value Steve’s outstanding performance, ability to continue to make significant, positive contributions to our success, and to lead with the passion, integrity and energy our Customers and Teammates deserve,” said Eric Hinson, Executive Vice President.
He graduated from Embry-Riddle University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Administration and holds a Commercial Pilot license with an instrument rating. Steve held several technical support and sales positions with British Aerospace prior to joining FlightSafety.
FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 154 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.