FlightSafety International Promotes John Van Maren to Vice President, Simulation

LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (March 27, 2013) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that John Van Maren has been promoted to Vice President, Simulation. He replaces Rick Armstrong who is leaving the company to pursue other interests.

“We are pleased to promote John Van Maren to Vice President, Simulation,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO. “John is a valuable and well respected member of our management team. His leadership skills, understanding of Customer requirements, and ability to effectively manage our simulation activities, made him the ideal choice for this important role. We thank Rick Armstrong for his contributions to FlightSafety and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

John will lead FlightSafety’s design, manufacturing, support, and sales activities for flight simulators, visual systems, and displays in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Saint Louis, Missouri, and Austin, Texas.

Since joining FlightSafety in 1984, John has been instrumental in the growth and efficient and effective management of the company’s flight simulation programs and activities. He most recently served as Director of Programs and Customer Support.  John held a number of other positions with increasing responsibility and scope during his career with the company. They include Director, Simulation Operations Support; Director, Program Management; Manager, Electrical Engineering; Group Leader, Electrical Engineering; and Simulator Design Engineer.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology, and a degree in Applied Science, Electronics Technology, from the Missouri Institute of Technology in Kansas City, Missouri. John also completed Lean Enterprise Design at the University of Tennessee, studied at the Advance Management Institute at Tulsa University, and attended Continuous Management Training through the FlightSafety Leadership Center in conjunction with Darden Graduate School of Business.

FlightSafety is a world leading supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays. The company has designed, manufactured and delivered more than 1,000 visual systems and close to 800 simulators and training devices to date. They are used in the training FlightSafety provides at its Learning Centers and by many leading airlines and government and military agencies around the world.

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, South Africa, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.