As President and CEO of FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training, Rich leads the team who serves operators of Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker aircraft at 17 Learning Centers around the world, using a fleet of 89 full flight simulators.
Rich joined FlightSafety in 2005 as an instructor and became Assistant Manager of the Cessna Learning Center in Wichita, Kansas the following year. He was promoted to Manager of the Center in 2007 and was named Regional Operations Manager in 2009. Rich then joined FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training when it was established in April 2019.
Prior to joining FlightSafety, Rich was Commanding Officer of the University of Kansas NROTC Unit. He served in the United States Navy for 35 years, flew over 8,000 hours in the P-3 Orion, and retired with the rank of Captain.