flightsafety announces new team leaders and promotions

January 30, 2019

FlightSafety International has announced the recent promotions of Daniel MacLellan, Edward Koharik, Dann Runik and Jim Wheeler.

Daniel MacLellan will jointly lead a company-wide transformation team as Senior Vice President. Dan most recently served as Senior Vice President, Operations.

“We greatly appreciate and value Dan’s outstanding leadership of our Commercial Learning Center operations and look forward to his many contributions as he takes on this important new role,” said David Davenport Co-CEO, President, Commercial.

Edward Koharik has been promoted to Vice President. Ed will jointly lead a company-wide transformation team. He most recently served as General Manager, FlightSafety Visual Systems.

“We congratulate Ed on his well-deserved promotion,” said Ray Johns, Co-CEO, President, Government and Manufacturing. “Since joining FlightSafety, Ed has consistently demonstrated his outstanding leadership and management skills, and in-depth understanding of our business. We appreciate his willingness to take on this new responsibility.”

Dann Runik has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Operations. He assumes responsibility for operations at FlightSafety’s worldwide network of Learning Centers from Daniel MacLellan, who will now jointly lead a company-wide transformation team as Senior Vice President.

“Congratulations to Dann on this well-deserved promotion,” said David Davenport, Co-CEO and President, Commercial. “FlightSafety’s Customers and Teammates will benefit from Dann’s leadership, experience, expertise, and commitment to provide the highest quality training and services.”

Dann will oversee the operational aspects of FlightSafety’s global Learning Center network. He will provide guidance and support for Center operations, the development, management and delivery of training programs, and interaction with aviation regulatory agencies worldwide.  Dann’s responsibilities at the Learning Centers will also include Customer service and satisfaction initiatives, business development, and the entry into service of flight simulators and other advanced training devices.

Lastly, Jim Wheeler has been promoted to General Manager, Visual Systems. He assumes this responsibility from Ed Koharik, who will now jointly lead a company-wide transformation team as Vice President.

“We congratulate Jim on his well-deserved promotion,” said Ray Johns, Co-CEO, President, Government and Manufacturing. “He joined us in 1993, and has held progressively responsible roles in Engineering, Quality, Operations, and Program Management since then supporting FlightSafety VITAL Visual System products. This expertise and his efforts in Teammate development, career path planning, and recruitment, makes him ideally suited to take on this important new role.”