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President & CEO
Dave Rapley is responsible for running the organization and providing the company’s direction through planning, strategic initiatives, and alliances to achieve business goals. He also oversees the new product development further expanding Aerosim’s product line. Rapley possesses over 20 years in the aircraft simulation industry. He has worked for both airlines and simulator manufacturers such as Singer Link Miles, as a simulation software engineer. Rapley founded the company in October 1993 after full time development of the Company’s core display technologies. Educated in Chichester, England, Rapley has an HNC in Electrical engineering.
Vice President, Aerosim Technologies
Phil Brown possesses over 20 years experience in the Aerospace industry, the last 17 of which have been in the simulation of aircraft avionics and systems. He previously worked at British Aerospace in the Computational Fluid Dynamics Dept. and at Singer Link Miles on Aerodynamics and systems. He is responsible for all aspects of Product Development at Aerosim. This includes leading the Simulation, CBT/Multimedia and Customer Support Departments, in addition to Program Management. Educated in England, he holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering with Honors from Queen Mary College, London.
President, Chief Operating Officer
Captain Mark Sawyer began his career with Aerosim in 1997 as a consultant, and currently is responsible for overseeing all operations of the company. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree and possesses over 28 years experience in the aircraft simulation and training industry. Captain Sawyer has worked for major simulator manufacturers as a Sales Engineer and Sales Director. He has over 34 years flying experience as a US Navy pilot, and Commercial Airline pilot including positions as instructor pilot, check airman, and FAA designee for Northwest Airlines, and has flown the B727, B757, A300, A320, and DC9.
Henry “Hank” Coates
Vice President Aerosim Flight Academy
Hank Coates is currently the Vice President and Operations Manager for the Aerosim Flight Academy. He graduated from McNeese State University and has a BS in Chemical Engineering. After graduation, Hank joined the US Navy and attended Officer Candidate School and flight training in Pensacola Florida. Upon earning his Wings of Gold, he spent 23 years as a naval officer and aviator. During his career, Hank flew numerous aircraft and spent two tours directing foreign military flight training, simulations, aviation academics, and flew as a fixed wing flight instructor as well as serving in the role as a senior instructor for new flight instructors. Upon completion of his military career, Hank served as the Director of Quality Assurance and Emergency Engineering Solutions for an industrial construction company focused on the petro-chemical industry.
With nearly 30 years experience in aviation, aviation training, workforce development, resource management and efficiency strategies as well as public relations; Hank is dedicated to the Aerosim Flight Academy mission of delivering world class flight training to men and women with the desire and motivation of becoming fully qualified professional airline pilots.
Vice President Program Development
Paul Woessner joined the Academy in January 2010, bringing with him over 25 years of experience in broad-based flight operations and sales management. Prior experience includes serving as the Director of Multi-crew Pilot License (MPL) for The Boeing Company where he was responsible for launching the Boeing MPL training program in China, Canada and Australia. Woessner has also worked for Diamond Aircraft Industries, Inc., Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, US Airship Leasing, Inc., Virgin Lightships, Inc./Vintage Airways, Inc. and Airborne America, Inc./Thunder & Colt Ltd. Woessner is a certified FAA Commercial Pilot, with additional certifications in Boeing Export Control Training, Import and Export Compliance, U.S. Security Training, and Ethics Training, among others.
Chief Financial Officer
Dick Rogers has over 30 years of manufacturing and finance experience. He previously held CFO and Vice President of Finance & Operation positions with large corporations throughout the country. Dick currently serves as Aerosim’s Chief Financial Officer where he is responsible for managing the overall financial planning and improvement of the company’s financial position, as well as record-keeping and financial reporting to the Aerosim Executive Team and Board of Directors. Dick Rogers has a BSBA with Honors from Northeastern University.