FlightSafety Promotes Chris Weinberg to CIO

LaGuardia Airport, New York (June 26, 2013) – FlightSafety announces that Christopher Weinberg has been promoted to Chief Information Officer.

“We are very pleased to announce that Chris Weinberg has been promoted to CIO,” said Ken Motschwiller, Senior Vice President & CFO. “Chris is a highly valued and capable member of our management team. His experience, commitment to excellence, leadership skills, and proven ability to develop and support FlightSafety’s Information Technology systems and processes made him the logical and ideal choice for this important role.”

Since joining FlightSafety in 1997, Chris has served in a number of roles throughout the company and has been instrumental in developing and implementing programs designed to enhance and transform the experience and services FlightSafety’s Customers receive.

He first served as a Product Marketing Manager, was promoted to Corporate Project Manager in 1999, and then to Director, Business Systems in 2002, where he led the launch of the myFlightSafety Customer portal and other eBusiness solutions.

Most recently, as Director, Strategy & Business Development, Chris led the company’s annual planning process, continuous improvement efforts, and Competitive Advantage Team. He was also responsible for a number of new programs and initiatives. They include enabling Customers to make training reservations, receive training records, and perform other administrative functions online.

As CIO, Chris is now responsible for all aspects of FlightSafety’s Information Technology programs as well as the company’s Competitive Advantage, Continuous Improvement, and Business Systems teams. His leadership will enhance FlightSafety’s ability to respond quickly to the changing needs of its Customers and to provide new and innovative solutions that further enhance the value they receive.

Chris graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and has also completed advanced management training at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Chris is a graduate of FlightSafety’s Senior Leadership Program and is an active multi-engine instrument rated pilot.

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.