LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (August 14, 2012) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that it has elevated Tom Eff to Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary; Scott Fera to Senior Vice President, Marketing; Greg McGowan to Senior Vice President, Operations; and Ken Motschwiller to Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer.
“Tom, Scott, Greg and Ken are most deserving of this recognition and our sincere appreciation for their dedication and commitment to FlightSafety,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO. “They each possess exceptional business and leadership skills, and most importantly, are focused on providing outstanding Customer service, and the highest quality training and equipment. The significant contributions they have made in their areas of expertise and to the company’s overall success are greatly valued.”
Tom joined FlightSafety in 1995 as General Counsel and was promoted to Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary in 1998. Prior to joining FlightSafety, he served as Vice President & Associate General Counsel of The Continental Corporation where he was responsible for the corporate legal work and managed the corporate legal department of the company. Prior to that position, he was a corporate law associate with the New York City office of Debevoise & Plimpton. Tom received his Juris Doctor with honors from The University of Michigan Law School. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Binghamton and was selected to Phi Beta Kappa. Tom is a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Scott has served FlightSafety’s Customers in sales and marketing since joining the company in 1979. He has held a number of positions with increasing responsibility since then including Regional Marketing Manager, Regional Marketing Director, National Sales Manager, Managing Director, Worldwide Sales, Vice President, Sales and most recently Vice President, Marketing. Scott graduated with a Master of Science in management and a minor in marketing from the University of New Haven. He is a licensed pilot and member of the National Business Aviation Association’s Associate Member Advisory Council.
Greg began his career with FlightSafety in 1979 as an Instructor at the company’s Bell Helicopter Learning Center and was promoted to Director of Training in 1981. Greg then served as Manager of the West Palm Beach Center; Director, Operations, responsible for all FlightSafety Learning Centers; and most recently as Vice President, Operations. Greg was a pilot and held the rank of Captain in the United States Air Force prior to joining FlightSafety. He graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and a Master of Science in Technological Systems Management from the University of Southern California.
Ken has worked in FlightSafety’s finance department since joining the company in 1983 as Comptroller. He has contributed to all areas of the company throughout his career and has served as Vice President, Treasurer; Vice President, Finance; and most recently as Vice President & CFO. Ken was a Manager at Price Waterhouse before joining FlightSafety. He holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Lehigh University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
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.