Thomas R. Schmutz

Chief Executive Officer at FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.

Thomas R. Schmutz

Thomas R. Schmutz

Chief Executive Officer at FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.

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FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.

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1962

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56

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.

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Former Director at FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.

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Former President & Director at FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.

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Chief Financial Officer at FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.

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Chief Operating Officer at FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.

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Chief Technical Officer at FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.

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Associate at The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

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Treasurer & Director at Hospice Calgary

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Sales Director at FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.

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President & Chief Operating Officer at Conair Aviation Ltd.

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Education

The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university located in beautiful Tampa Bay on Florida's spectacular west coast. It is one of the largest public universities in the nation, and among the top 50 universities, public or private, for federal research expenditures. The university is one of only four Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities, a distinction attained by only 2.3 percent of all universities.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is a public research university in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. It is a part of the University System of Georgia and has satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia; Metz, France; Athlone, Ireland; Shanghai, China; and Singapore. The educational institution was founded in 1885 as the Georgia School of Technology as part of Reconstruction plans to build an industrial economy in the post-Civil War Southern United States. Initially, it offered only a degree in mechanical engineering. By 1901, its curriculum had expanded to include electrical, civil, and chemical engineering. In 1948, the school changed its name to reflect its evolution from a trade school to a larger and more capable technical institute and research university. Today, Georgia Tech is organized into six colleges and contains about 31 departments/units, with emphasis on science and technology. It is well recognized for its degree programs in engineering, computing, business administration, the sciences, architecture, and liberal arts.

West Point's role in our nation's history dates back to the Revolutionary War, when both sides realized the strategic importance of the commanding plateau on the west bank of the Hudson River. General George Washington considered West Point to be the most important strategic position in America. Washington personally selected Thaddeus Kosciuszko, one of the heroes of Saratoga, to design the fortifications for West Point in 1778, and Washington transferred his headquarters to West Point in 1779. Continental soldiers built forts, batteries and redoubts and extended a 150-ton iron chain across the Hudson to control river traffic. Fortress West Point was never captured by the British, despite Benedict Arnold's treason. West Point is the oldest continuously occupied military post in America. Several soldiers and legislators, including Washington, Knox, Hamilton and John Adams, desiring to eliminate America's wartime reliance on foreign engineers and artillerists, urged the creation of an institution devoted to the arts and sciences of warfare. President Thomas Jefferson signed legislation establishing the United States Military Academy in 1802. He took this action after ensuring that those attending the Academy would be representative of a democratic society. Colonel Sylvanus Thayer, the "father of the Military Academy," served as Superintendent from 18l7-1833. He upgraded academic standards, instilled military discipline and emphasized honorable conduct. Aware of our young nation's need for engineers, Thayer made civil engineering the foundation of the curriculum. For the first half century, USMA graduates were largely responsible for the construction of the bulk of the nation's initial railway lines, bridges, harbors and roads. After gaining experience and national recognition during the Mexican and Indian wars, West Point graduates dominated the highest ranks on both sides during the Civil War. Academy graduates, headed by generals such as Grant, Lee, Sherman and Jackson, set high standards of military leadership for both the North and South. The development of other technical schools in the post-Civil War period allowed West Point to broaden its curriculum beyond a strict civil engineering focus. Following the creation of Army post-graduate command and staff schools, the Military Academy came to be viewed as the first step in a continuing Army education. In World War I, Academy graduates again distinguished themselves on the battlefield. After the war, Superintendent Douglas MacArthur sought to diversify the academic curriculum. In recognition of the intense physical demands of modern warfare, MacArthur pushed for major changes in the physical fitness and intramural athletic programs. "Every cadet an athlete" became an important goal. Additionally, the cadet management of the Honor System, long an unofficial tradition, was formalized with the creation of the Cadet Honor Committee. Eisenhower, MacArthur, Bradley, Arnold, Clark, Patton, Stilwell and Wainwright were among an impressive array of Academy graduates who met the challenge of leadership in the Second World War. The postwar period again saw sweeping revisions to the West Point curriculum resulting from the dramatic developments in science and technology, the increasing need to understand other cultures and the rising level of general education in the Army. In 1964, President Johnson signed legislation increasing the strength of the Corps of Cadets from 2,529 to 4,417 (more recently reduced to 4,000). To keep up with the growth of the Corps, a major expansion of facilities began shortly thereafter. Another significant development at West Point came when enrollment was opened to women in 1976. Sixty-two women graduated in the class of 1980, to include Andrea Hollen, Rhodes Scholar. Just as women are a vital and integral part of the U.S. Army, so they are at West Point. In recent decades, the Academy's curricular structure was markedly changed to permit cadets to major in any one of more than a dozen fields, including a wide range of subjects from the sciences to the humanities.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
2015 - Current

FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. designs and develops products and services for the international aerospace industry. The company's patented technologies, marketed under the FLYHT brand name, which provides real-time data communications to airline customers. Its main product and service offering to the industry is the Automated Flight Information Reporting System, which operates on multiple aircraft types and provides functions such as voice and text messaging, data collection and transmission and on-demand streaming of black box data. The company was founded on September 17, 1998 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Vice President-Engineering
Prior

AirNet Communications Corp. designs, manufactures and markets wireless infrastructure and telecommunications products. It offers conversion, RF planning and network design, enterprise network LAN and WAN management, program management and installation and integration services. The firm's products include AdaptaCell, SuperCapacity, RapidCell, AirSite and Backhaul Free. The firm serves wireless service providers and public safety organizations. AirNet Communications was founded by Terry L. Williams in January 1994 and is headquartered in Melbourne, FL.

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