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Marc Dulude retired as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rand Worldwide in November of 2014 after having served in that role since 2007 and where he also served as Chairman of the company. Rand Worldwide is a public company focused in the areas of CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM/BIM. Among its business units is IMAGINiT Technologies, the largest reseller of Autodesk products in the Americas and one of the three largest in the world. Marc was a General Partner at Ampersand Capital Partners from 2002 to 2010. During his eight years with the firm, Ampersand was a stage independent private equity firm that invested primarily in the industrial and healthcare markets. Spanning sectors such as information technology, software, life sciences, medical devices and specialty materials and chemicals, Ampersand had a broad spectrum of investments in almost every stage of development.
Prior to Ampersand, Marc was the President and CEO of Moldflow, the world’s leading developer of software solutions that enhanced the design, analysis, and manufacture of injection molded plastic parts, a role he held from 1996 until 2002. In this capacity, Marc directed all of Moldflow’s global operations from the head office he established in Massachusetts in the USA. Marc was the central figure in Moldflow’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) of stock on the NASDAQ market, an offering that was ranked in most every list of top IPO’s of the year 2000. Before moving to Moldflow, Marc was the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Parametric Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: PMTC), where he had overall responsibility for product line management of PTC’s products as well as the creation and dissemination of the supporting marketing materials and PTC’s marketing activities.
Marc has a B.Eng. and an M.Eng. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carleton University in Canada. Marc Dulude has served on the boards of numerous companies around the world including private and public companies.
Marc took up flying in 2001 and bought his first plane before he was done with the initial training. He went from that Skylane to a Mooney Ovation 2 then bought a Piper Mirage to move to a pressurized aircraft. He had the conversion done to make the plane a turboprop under the JetProp STC. Marc took four years off of flying and then returned to buy a TBM 700 C2 and then made the move to ownership of a Citation Mustang before upgrading once again to a Citation M2. He has a single pilot type rating for the Mustang and M2 as well as an airline transport pilot (ATP) certificate for single and multi-engine aircraft. He runs, cycles, and swims and is an avid golfer. His grown children are out of the house and he and his wife, Carol, undertake golf trips since Carol is an accomplished player.
Mr. Abood is an investor. Currently, he sits on the board of directors of New Leaf Travel Company, a Canadian ultra low cost air fare provider, and Titan CNG, an energy company which sells compressed natural gas to commercial vehicles. From 1994 to 2014, Mr. Abood was an owner and Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Dougherty Financial Group LLC. His principal responsibilities included leadership and management of DFG’s investment advisory business division and supervision of its legal, compliance and human resources departments. Prior to 1994, Mr. Abood was an associate at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
Mr. Abood is Chair of the Archdiocesan Finance Counsel of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Chair of the board of governors of the University of St. Thomas School of Law, Chair of the governance committee and a member of the board of directors of MacPhail Center for Music and President and Governor, The Minikahda Club. Mr. Abood is a past director and Chair of the Board of the Minnesota Children’s Museum and a past director of the Notre Dame Club of Minnesota.
Mr. Abood is an active pilot and aviation enthusiast. He has 3000 hours and has operated and flown four aircraft of his own, a Beech Bonanza, Beech Baron, Beech King Air and a Citation CJ2. He is a lifetime member of the American Bonanza Society and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
Mr. Abood was raised in Lansing, Michigan, received his JD from Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude and his BBA from the University of Notre Dame, magna cum laude.
My name is Joe Fisher. I own and operate 3 New Car dealerships in Yuma AZ. I am married 35 years to Annie(a pilot also) and have 2 grown children Angie and John. We have 3 grand kids Demeri, Andon and Breven.
My aviation experience started in 1982; I purchased a Beechcraft Sundowner and earned a private pilot’s license. I told my wife that the Sundowner would be a great aircraft for our family and would last us for years. Well it lasted for about 6 months and was at least a dozen airplanes ago. We currently own and fly a CJ1, C182 and an AS-350/B3 Eurocopter.
Aviation quickly became my passion; I earned an instrument rating within a year. Then it was on to Commercial, ATP and Flight Instructor Ratings. In 1991 I sold my first Car dealership to pursue a carrier in Aviation. From 1991-1998 I Flight instructed, piloted a Corporate Citation 501 and 550. I was hired by NETJETS where I piloted a Citation 560 and a Hawker 1000.
Today I fly for me; I fly 250-300 hours per year and have accumulated over 10,000 hours. I hold a ATP MULTIENGINE LAND with type ratings BAE-125, CE-500, CE-525S, DC-3, COMMERCIAL, AIRPLANE SINGLE ENGINE LAND & SEA; ROTORCRAFT HELICOPTER INSTRUMENT HELICOPTER. FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR; AIRPLANE SINGLE AND MULTIENGINE; INSTRUMENT AIRPLANE; ROTORCRAFT-HELICOPTER
Kirk was born in Colorado where his family is from, but he moved many times throughout his childhood and adult life. Along the way he got his Civil Engineering degree from University of Rhode Island, and attained his Professional Engineers license in Pennsylvania. Kirk was married to Rebecca for 37 years, but she passed away early 2018 and has two children Bridget and Derek.
Kirk went to work for Kiewit Construction Company in 1979 and retired in 2014, 35 years later. During this time he ran 10 major heavy civil projects, started and ran the Florida office after Hurricane Andrew hit, and then ran the international Tunneling Group out of the headquarters in Omaha Ne. At Kiewit he joined the BOD in 2006 where he served until he retired. In 2008 he took over all the corporate operations and reported to the CEO where he ran a transformation of the company’s IT, Design Engineering, Estimating, Corporate University, Safety, Quality, Compliance, and many other corporate functions including the flight department with its fleet of nine jets.
Currently Kirk sits on four construction company BOD’s, a software company BOD, and he is on the airport Board for Sky Ranch Airport in Carefree AZ (18AZ). currently active in 4 corporate Construction Company Boards as well in a Cattle Ranch Board. He is CJP's 2018 Chairman of the Board.
Along the way during in his corporate moves, Kirk began pursuing his flying and ranching passions. Today he has 5,500 hours of flying, his ATP multi with a 525-S type rating, Commercial-Instrument SEL, and his Commercial SEW ratings. He owns a CJ2+ that he flies single pilot, and he flies a 2002 Husky A1B. Kirk now resides in Colorado on his working cattle ranch in Westcliffe CO, and winters in Scottsdale AZ.
Bernhard Fragner is the CEO and founder of GlobeAir AG.
A passionate aviator himself, Bernhard is a strong believer in revolutionizing short-haul travelling by applying an air taxi model, maximising aircraft utilization and building strong IT support. However, his main focus is on customer service. With this in mind, it is not surprising that GlobeAir, which is headquartered in Austria, was one of the first movers in the air taxi business. Since early 2011 the business jet airline has been operating the world’s largest homogeneous fleet of Cessna Citation Mustang, currently counting 10 planes with serious plans in place to ramp up to 15 aircraft in 2014.
Bernhard is driven by his personal mantra ‘Passion into Profession’ and pushes his team to new limits each day, making sure particularly customer service – one of the main pillars of GlobeAir’s business model – is performed with extreme precision and care to exceed clients wishes & expectations. He has become a very active and valued member of the entry light jet community.
Together with his partners Claudio Bruno (COO) and Mauro De Rosa (CMO) Bernhard has managed to position GlobeAir as an innovative market leader in Europe, providing clients with a newly enriched experience in customer care.
Bernhard graduated as a civil engineer in mechanical plant design from Vienna University and received an MBA in aviation management from the Blue Danube University in Linz, Austria. Furthermore, Bernhard holds an ATPL license, including a type instructor endorsement and an EASA FCL type rating examiner authorization. After having worked as a commercial director in industrial plant design for several years he was trained in all EASA post holder management positions at mainly JAAT in The Netherlands.
Bernhard currently resides in upper Austria with his wife Linda and their daughter Angelina.
Randy is a native of Texas and was raised on a small farm and ranch northeast of Dallas. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University as well as an MBA from Texas A&M University in Kingsville. He joined ExxonMobil in 1979 and recently retired after holding Regional Vice President positions for the Americas and more recently in Africa for the ExxonMobil Production Company where he oversaw all operating and business performance matters within both portfolios. Over his 39 year career, he and his wife, Cindy, have lived in Texas, Kansas, Alberta, and Nigeria. That said, Randy completed his private flying license while in high school and has owned an airplane longer than he's owned a home.
Randy and Cindy now fly a CJ2+ after flying a CJ1+ for 2.5 years. He’s accumulated 500+ hours between the two CJ’s out of about 2800 hours TT. He completed his multi-engine rating simultaneously with his C525S type rating in the CJ1+. More recently he completed his MEL commercial license in the CJ2+. Prior to the CJ1+, Randy accumulated about 500 hours in a TBM 850 with mostly Mooney's and Bonanza's making up the balance of his flying experience.
They have one daughter, son-in-law, and one granddaughter who also live in Houston and are regular Citation passengers. In addition, Randy and Cindy are advanced scuba-divers and enjoy hiking, travel, other cultures, art, automobiles, good food, wine & conversation!
Chick’s background is in engineering, construction and development.
Having begun his career after college in the highway and bridge business and then founding a commercial design-build firm, which was sold after 15 years. He then became the EVP/Chief Operating Officer, stockholder and board member of a large Architectural, Engineering and Environmental design firm based in the southeast
In 1998 Chick joined a college friend in purchasing a central Florida based production home building firm. During the next 7 years, they doubled the size of the firm from approximately 300 homes per year to over 600 and then sold the firm to a large, publicly held production home builder.
Chick then retired for 8 years, but during retirement invested as a venture capitalist in some small, innovative manufacturers and serves on their boards. Gregg also continued to be involved with his partners in Commercial real estate and retail strip centers.
Gregg then, along with a partner, purchased an existing 135 certificate holder and began regular by-the-seat services to the Bahamas and the Florida Keys out of KSFB, along with charter services using his Mustang.
Gregg is currently on the Florida Hospital for Children’s Foundation Board, The Crummer Business School Board of Overseers at Rollins College and formerly a member of the Board of Trustees of Seminole State College. Gregg is a Life Member of the EAA and the AOPA and serves on the President’s Council of the AOPA.
He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Civil Engineering and then the Roy E. Crummer School of Business at Rollins College with an MBA.
Gregg is an active pilot and has been flying for 39 years, with an ATP Rating in ME Land and is typed in the C-510.
Mr. Talley is the founder and Chairman of Nuvio, a cloud computing company located in Southern California. Additionally, he is the founder of JetFuelX, a fuel analytics company that reduces operating costs for turbine operators. Prior to Nuvio, he founded and operated multiple technology companies in Internet infrastructure and computational computing. Mr. Talley currently serves as the Chairman of Bakers Burgers, Inc., and has served on multiple boards including Angel Flight West and Bendix-King.
Mr. Talley received his B.S. in Mathematics from MSSU, his J.D. from the University of Missouri and is licensed to practice law in California, Missouri and Kansas. Mr. Talley is an Airline Transport rated pilot and a Certified Multi-Engine Instrument Flight Instructor. He currently flies a Citation Mustang and Citabria. He lives in San Clemente with his wife of 17 years and their two boys.
Mitch Januszewski is President of Regulatory Compliance Associates Inc. His company provides a variety of FDA compliance related consulting services to worldwide clients in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Device industries. The firm’s principal office is in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin and also has offices in Florida, Colorado, California and Europe. He is also President of Spirit Air Inc., a Charitable Organization which provides medically necessary no cost jet transportation to and from treatment to juvenile patients and their support teams.
Mitch has been a pilot for over 35 years, and has owned a Cessna 180, Travel Air, Baron, Cessna 340A, King Air, Citation II, CJ2 and his current CJ3. He holds an ATP and CE-500 and CE-525S type ratings.
He lives in Burlington, Wisconsin, with his two youngest children and their pet bloodhound (a hurricane rescue who howls incessantly). He spends as much time as possible in Naples, FL in the winter He is an avid cyclist, skier and scuba diver and a very mediocre golfer.
Bill Hettinger was born in Mexico to American parents and grew up Mexico and Spain, returning to the US at age 11. After graduating from Trinity College with a degree in Economics, he worked in security analysis and real estate development in New York and Connecticut. After being bitten by the flying bug and getting his private and instrument, he attended FlightSafety Academy in 1989 and earned his Commercial Single and Multi Engine ratings, CFII and MEI. He and his wife Corinna built and ran the Gardens Hotel, a small luxury hotel in Key West, Florida, selling it in 2007. He was also a principal in and vice-chairman of Fasig-Tipton, Inc., a thoroughbred auction company that sells racehorses at auctions in New York, Kentucky, Florida, Texas and California. After selling that business in 2008, Bill realized a longtime goal by earning his Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic’s license. He is currently involved in real estate, woodworking and metalworking, and of course flying. He built a Legend Cub kit airplane, and has just started to build an Air Cam kit.
Bill is married to Corinna, a multiengine pilot, and they have a son and daughter (both pilots), an A&P son-in-law, a student pilot daughter-in law, and four grandchildren so far, none old enough to be pilots. Bill learned to fly in a 152 and has owned a 172, a Saratoga, a Trinidad, several Navajos, a TBM, a King Air C90, two Citation I SP’s (one Eagle II modified) and currently flies a CJ3+, a 172 and a Legend Cub.
Stuart began his career in commercial real estate in 1984 starting Bomasada with a vision to acquire, redevelop and manage existing multifamily and retail properties. After successfully implementing this strategy along with rapid economic growth, he began developing new multifamily projects. Today, Stuart oversees day-to-day operations for Bomasada, one of the premier privately-held multifamily real estate development / contracting firms in the southern United States. Since its inception, the Bomasada team has completed over $1.5 billion of transactional business in new developments, construction and acquisitions. He attended Texas A&M University, Class of ‘78 in Environmental Design. Stuart is an active and past member of numerous organizations and sits on several Boards as a Director. Most notable associations are: National Multi Housing Council, National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Texas Association of Realtors, National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA), Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association(AOPA). He is the current President of the Herb Fred Medical Association, Board Member / Founding Director of the Cessna Jet Pilots Association (CJP), Founder and Director of SierraTrax and a current Board Member of the National Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C. Stuart is an avid aviator logging in excess of 9,000 hours total time with 5000 hours in jets. He has owned and operated numerous Citation Jet Aircraft including a Cj,CJ1,CJ2+,CJ3 and currently a CJ4.
Mr. O’Bannion is currently the Vice President of the North American Customer Service Centers. Lannie began his Textron Aviation career in 1995, where he held many positions and most recently Vice President of Sales for the last 7 years. He has also been actively involved with CJP and it’s members.
Lannie learned to fly upon joining the company and holds a private pilot’s license. Additionally, he received his Electrical Engineering Degree from Pittsburg State University including a black belt Six Sigma certificate while with Textron.
Lannie currently resides in Wichita with his wife Tiffany and two teenaged daughters. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, golfing, and outdoor activities.
Mr. Sperley is a Vice President at Textron Aviation, Inc., where he has leadership responsibility for both new and pre-owned aircraft sales in the northern U.S. and Canada. Steve began his Textron career in 2005 at Textron Financial, where he held various positions of increasing responsibility.
Steve learned to fly from his grandfather and currently holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate with experience in all recent production Citation’s. Additionally, he holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Portland State University.
Steve currently resides in Oregon with his wife Myra, two young daughters, and two permanently adolescent dogs. Together they enjoy snow sports, hiking, horses, and fly-fishing.
Creighton Scarpone joined Garmin in 2013 and has held several positions within aviation sales and marketing and aviation engineering business development. He previously served as manager, aviation aftermarket sales, where he was responsible for Garmin’s aftermarket aviation sales activity in North and South America. Creighton currently leads Garmin’s global air transport/commercial business pursuits as well as Garmin’s aftermarket business aviation activities. He was appointed to his current role in August, 2017.
Prior to joining Garmin, Creighton held various trading positions at the Chicago Board of Trade, with a focus on interest rate derivative products. Creighton has also served in various capacities in his father’s wealth management firm and continues to maintain his securities licenses. Creighton graduated with a bachelor’s in Economics and Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point where he also captained the men’s varsity hockey team. Creighton has amassed over 2,000 flight hours, is a private pilot with multi-engine and instrument ratings and is CE-525S type rated. He is partners with his family in a Cessna CitationJet and is also a CJP owner-member. Creighton resides in Overland Park, Kansas with his wife Michelle, daughter Elise and their dogs Scout and Maddie.