As Vice President, Ed Koharik is responsible for jointly leading a company-wide transformation team focused on continued growth, innovation, increased efficiency, and improvements across the company.
In his most recent role of General Manger Visual Systems, Ed led a team of over 200 engineers, systems specialists, and service and support professionals based in St. Louis, Missouri; Austin, Texas; and Salt Lake City, Utah.
Prior to joining FlightSafety in 2015, Ed served in the United States Air Force for 23 years. In addition to his operations experience, Ed’s positions included a Senior Service Fellowship at the Naval Postgraduate School and staff assignments at Air Mobility Command and U.S. Transportation Command. Ed served as the Chief of U.S. Transportation Command’s Enterprise Readiness Center prior to retiring from the Air Force.
Ed graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He also holds a Masters in Computer Resources and Information Management from Webster University and a Masters in Military Operational Art and Science from the Air University. Ed has more than 3,300 hours of flying experience on a variety of aircraft. He was the first Air Force pilot qualified to operate the Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.