Bill Tempany, President & CEO
Mr. Tempany has more than 35 years of senior management experience in hi-tech companies and more than 15 years’ experience in the public markets. He has been CEO of FLYHT since March 2003 and added President to his title January 1, 2012. He was founder, President and CEO of Fintech Services Ltd., President and founder of QByte Services Ltd. (now owned by IBM), and a consultant in the international oil and gas industry to companies such as Ziff Energy Group and Petrobras.
Thomas French, CGA, Vice President Finance and CFO
Mr. French is a Certified General Accountant with 30 years of experience. He has worked in global aviation and is experienced in dealing with a number of multinational companies. Most recently, Mr. French was the CFO for Eagle Copters Ltd., a privately held aircraft and parts manufacturing, sales, leasing, and heavy overhaul organization.
Michael Fang, Vice President China Operations
Mr. Fang is an Avionics Engineer with 15 years of work experience in the Chinese aerospace industry. He has worked with both the Chinese Airlines and Chinese government regulators. He holds an MBA from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.
Matt Bradley, Vice President Business Development
Mr. Bradley has more than two decades of experience in military and civilian aviation. He worked with Skyservice Airlines for the last 10 years as a Captain and Check Pilot. With Skyservice, he worked extensively in the area of fuel management, implementing a satellite communication and fuel efficiency initiative that saved the airline over 3% of the annual fuel budget.
Jeff Brunner, P.Eng., Vice President Operations
Mr. Brunner is a professional engineer with over 18 years of experience in the aviation industry. After receiving avionics engineering and aircraft maintenance training from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Mr. Brunner worked in aircraft maintenance before completing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Calgary. He joined FLYHT in 2005, initially serving as head of the Company’s engineering department, where he led the initiative to have FLYHT certified by Transport Canada as a Design Approval Organization (DAO). Mr. Brunner is also a Transport Canada delegate under FLYHT’s DAO.
Kent Jacobs, Technical Director, Advanced Applications
Mr. Jacobs is a professional pilot with a computer science degree who was the first employee of FLYHT. He is the founding developer of the AFIRSTM system. What started out as a box that fit in a coat closet, the AFIRS system is now the size of a loaf of bread, is installed on aircraft and is the center of FLYHT’s business. Kent is also the lead developer of the Fuel and FLYHTStreamTM systems.
Steve Harke, Director of Product Development
Mr. Harke has over 28 years experience in the aviation industry, over 21 of which have involved the design and certification of avionics systems in aircraft. He holds both Transport Canada AME Category M&E and FAA A&P licenses, as well as Transport Canada ministerial delegations, both as a Design Approval Representative and as a delegate member of FLYHT’s Design Approval Organization. Mr. Harke is familiar with the majority of avionics systems installed in a wide range of civilian aircraft. As Director of Product Development, Mr. Harke is responsible for technical aspects of the new AFIRS-228 development program.