FlightSafety Services Corporation announces interim president

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Global aviation company and flight simulator supplier FlightSafety International has announced that Hector Zarate will take the position of interim President of FlightSafety Services Corporation after current President Ron Ladnier retires at the end of June.

Hector will take responsibility for all operations of FlightSafety Services, which provides turnkey aircrew training systems and contractor logistics support to customers worldwide.

“Hector has an in-depth understanding of government and military training requirements and the knowledge, experience and leadership skills required to assume this important responsibility,” said Ray Johns, Executive Vice-President. “We thank Ron for his outstanding service and many significant contributions to our success. He has helped to further enhance the capabilities of FlightSafety Services by incorporating the latest technical advances in training and simulation into the products and services we offer. All of us with FlightSafety wish Ron all the best in retirement.”

Hector joined the company in 1986 as an instructor and maintenance manager, and since then has held varying positions, including systems engineer, senior systems engineering manager, C-5 deputy program manager, and most recently programme manager for the KC-46.

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