FlightSafety announces new chief information officer

FlightSafety International has announced that Joe Warakomski has been promoted to chief information officer (CIO).

Joe Warakomski joined FlightSafety in 2005 as business systems security manager, and has served as deputy CIO since 2016. FlightSafety Photo
Joe Warakomski joined FlightSafety in 2005 as business systems security manager, and has served as deputy CIO since 2016. FlightSafety Photo
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“Joe’s leadership abilities and his significant contributions to FlightSafety’s IT systems and processes over the past 13 years are most appreciated. The excellent support provided by our IT department is a key contributor to customer satisfaction and critical to FlightSafety’s success,” said Bruce Whitman, chairman, president and CEO.

Warakomski is responsible for all aspects of FlightSafety’s information technology programs. He leads a team of professionals that respond quickly to the changing needs of FlightSafety’s customers and provide new and innovative solutions that further enhance the value they receive.

He joined FlightSafety in 2005 as business systems security manager. He was promoted to director of information security in 2008 and managing director of business systems in 2012. Warakomski became executive director of information technology in 2014, and has served as deputy CIO since 2016.

Prior to joining FlightSafety, he was co-founder and president of yNetworks. Warakomski previously held positions in information security, infrastructure, and software testing and development roles with Pilot Network Services, BlastNet Internet Services and Lucent Technologies.

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He earned a master of business administration from Rutgers Business School and a bachelor of science in management information systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He holds a private pilot license with an instrument rating certification.

FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations.

The company provides more than 1.4 million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full-flight simulators at learning centers and training locations in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

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