Leadership

Leadership

FAAC Leadership

Corporate Officers:

Kurt A. Flosky – President, Executive Management Committee Member

Mr. Flosky has been President since January 2015, after having spent the prior 10 years serving as Executive Vice President with ten additional years as a member of FAAC’s senior management team. He has been with the organization since 1990 with extensive experience in program management and business development within the training and simulation arena. Mr. Flosky holds an M.S and B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan. As President, Mr. Flosky oversees and directs the overall functioning of the company to include implementing corporate policy and process to ensure quality and promote productivity. He is also responsible for the preparation of the corporate business plan, overarching corporate strategy, and annual goals.

 

Christopher J. Caruana – Executive Vice President, Executive Management Committee Member

Mr. Caruana is the Executive Vice President at FAAC, coordinating directly with the President regarding executive direction and monitoring of company performance. Mr. Caruana is also responsible for overseeing internal operations and providing oversight of program execution for the company as a whole. Mr. Caruana has been with the organization since 1998 most recently serving as the Director of Major Programs and Program Manager for Air Warfare and Air Refueling Simulations. Mr. Caruana has extensive program management and engineering experience in the training and simulation arena. Mr. Caruana holds an M.S.E. and B.S.E. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan.

 

Management Team:

David Bouwkamp Executive Director of Commercial BD, Executive Management Committee Member

Mr. Bouwkamp joined FAAC in 2006 as the Director of Business Development for the Commercial Division and a member of the Senior Management Team. Mr. Bouwkamp oversees the strategic planning and budget for the division, supervises marketing /sales staff, product development, and strategic partnerships. Mr. Bouwkamp received his B.S. in Finance from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University. His experience in finance and entrepreneurship has been a positive influence in the management of the commercial division.

 

Christopher Cicotte Director of Hardware and Facilities

Mr. Cicotte is responsible for the hardware and installation personnel, supply chain personnel, and overseeing corporate facility improvements and maintenance. Mr. Cicotte was appointed as Director of Hardware and Facilities in February 2015. Prior to that promotion, he served as Corporate Production Manager from 2007 to 2015, Hardware Manager for KC-135 BOSS, VCTS, and CAPOST projects from 2009 to 2015, and Hardware Manager of transit products from 2002 to 2009. Mr. Cicotte joined FAAC in 2001 as the Purchasing Manager. Mr. Cicotte holds a B.B.A. in Supply Chain Management from Eastern Michigan University.

 

Derek Fulk – Commercial Vehicle Division Manager

Mr. Fulk is the Commercial Vehicle Division Manager, overseeing program management of commercial programs and coordinates with the Management Committee to monitor division performance and chart the course for product developments in the public safety, transit, and civilian arena encompassing our fire/police/EMS/bus driving systems, rail simulators, and fire truck pump operation systems.  Mr. Fulk joined the company in 2016 serving as project manager on many of the most significant commercial and research applications. Prior to FAAC, Mr. Fulk spent over 12 years as a research engineer managing a large team at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (JHU/APL), a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC).  He was responsible for developing signal/image processing and data science algorithms for several applications to a variety of research-oriented customers.  His team’s work is well renowned and is considered one of the top machine learning research teams in the country.  Mr. Fulk possesses an MBA from the University of Maryland,  M.S. in Electrical Engineering from The John Hopkins University, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University.

 

Todd Glenn Executive Director of Military BD, Executive Management Committee Member

Mr. Glenn has been with FAAC as a Military Business Development Representative since 2006 and was named Director in January 2011. He directs a team of employees and consultants in marketing FAAC’s proven capabilities and coordinating with military customers in positioning the company to respond to customer training requirements. Prior to joining FAAC, Mr. Glenn spent 20 years in the Marine Corps as a Naval Flight Officer in F/A-18Ds. During the last 6 years prior to his military retirement, Mr. Glenn was Level III certified in Program Management and served in Defense procurement billets associated with Marine Corps Training Systems. He served as a Project Manager for the Marine Corps’ Program Manager for Training Systems, Fixed-Wing Aviation Liaison Officer for the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, and as a Deputy Program Manager, PMA-205 at NAVAIR Headquarters.

 

Randal Houston – Director of Air Warfare Simulations

Mr. Houston oversees all flight/weapon simulation contracts at FAAC. He is responsible for marketing, bid and proposal efforts, program conduct, and staffing. Mr. Houston also serves as Program Manager for the complete set of Zone Acquisition Process (ZAP) programs and the Joint Strike Fighter Airborne Missile Trajectory Event Modeler (AMTEM) programs. Mr. Houston has been with FAAC since 1990 and has worked on numerous Military Operations hardware modeling projects.

 

Niko Kazakos – Director of Systems Engineering

Mr. Kazakos serves as FAAC’s Director of Systems Engineering providing leadership to research and development activities for products and projects corporate-wide to advance FAAC simulation technology and to solve our customer’s most difficult technical challenges. As co-chair of our commercial vehicle integrated product team, Mr. Kazakos is instrumental in establishing and realizing our vision for that product area. Mr. Kazakos has been with FAAC since 2006 fulfilling roles of project development engineer, product manager, systems engineer, program manager, and most recently Lead IRAD Engineer. Mr. Kazakos has led the hardware development of many of our simulators including the LE-, ER-, and MB-Series of commercial products, the KC-135 BOSS, and our Military vehicle ODS products.  Mr. Kazakos holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.

 

Wesley Lesch: Director of Vehicle Simulation Operations

Mr. Lesch is the Director of Vehicle Simulation Operations, he oversees programs, planning, scheduling and managing the technical effort, and acts as customer liaison. Mr. Lesch was named Director in 2017.  Mr. Lesch started his career with FAAC in 2006 and demonstrated his capabilities through successfully planning, developing, architecting, and managing programs for military customers including acting as program manager for the Army’s Virtual Clearance Training Suite. With experience as a Program Manager both at FAAC and other companies, Mr. Lesch is positioned to ensure the continued success of the Vehicle Simulation division. Mr. Lesch holds degrees in both Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Michigan.

 

Rob McCue – MILO Range Training Systems General Manager

Mr. McCue is the General Manager of the MILO Range Training Systems Division, the use of force and firearms training sector of the company. A founding member of the MILO Group, he has been with the company for almost two decades and has been in the simulation training industry since 1990. Prior to that, he served as an NCO in the US Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment, and he holds a degree in Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As General Manager of the MILO group, his responsibilities include business development, sales and marketing, and overseeing daily operations.

 

Heather Stoner – Realtime Technologies Division Manager

Mrs. Heather Stoner is the Division Manager for Realtime Technologies. Mrs. Stoner coordinates directly with Executive Management Committee Members in the direction and monitoring of the company’s performance. Mrs. Stoner is responsible for overseeing multiple business areas while directing a diverse team of engineers and program managers. Mrs. Stoner has been with the organization since 2006 most recently serving as the Senior Program Manager for over 9 years. Mrs. Stoner has extensive experience in the simulation industry as it relates to the development of simulators for use by research and development institutions. Mrs. Stoner holds B.S., with a concentration in Computer Information Systems and M.S.E, Industrial Engineering from The University of Iowa.

 

Matthew Taft – Director of Quality Assurance and Configuration Management

Mr. Taft has been with FAAC as a Program Manager since 2005 and was named Director in June 2015. Prior to coming to FAAC, he served as an NCO in the US Marine Corps as an Aviation Mechanic and more recently as the Site Manager and training lead for the MCAS Futenma flight trainers and III MEF Driver Trainers. While at FAAC, Mr. Taft has managed the development, production, and fielding of many of FAAC’s leading product lines. As the Director of Quality Assurance and Configuration Management, Mr. Taft is responsible for the oversight of the corporate Quality Management System and Configuration Management practices.