Flight Explorer Names James Kelly President and CEO
-- Led growth of American technology firms in more than 15 countries --
Alexandria, Va.– October 4, 2005 -- Flight Explorer, the world's most trusted and accepted provider of Internet-based real-time global flight tracking information, reporting and display products, today named James B. Kelly president and CEO. Kelly has directed the global growth of American technology firms in more than 15 countries around the world. He succeeds Walt Kross who, in five years, led Flight Explorer’s success and expansion to make it the industry leader.
An experienced international executive, Kelly lived in Europe for 15 years. Before joining Flight Explorer, he was founder, president and CEO of SynXis, the leading hotel reservation management software provider, and its telecom spin-off, Innovectra. He was vice president, international, of BDM, an 8,000-person technical services firm now a part of Lockheed Martin. Kelly previously served as international programs vice president at SAIC and before that was deputy assistant secretary, Africa the Near East and South Asia, under Secretary Malcolm Baldrige in the second Reagan administration and was responsible for economic relations with 72 countries. His second and third languages are French and Italian.
While at Flight Explorer since 2001, Kross’s accomplishments included revenue growth of more than 300%, dramatic customer base growth including the world’s largest air cargo carriers, fractionals and airlines as well as the launch of a new division – Aircraft Data and Messaging (ADAM).
“Five years leading this talented, motivated, customer-obsessive team was a supreme privilege,” said Kross. “Flight Explorer is well on its way to new levels of customer service for our important clients worldwide. Jim is the right person at the right time to take it to the next level and our many aviation-related customers should look forward to expanded products and services in the future.”
Kelly said, “Walt is an exceptional leader and has built a company second to none in the global flight tracking and communications business. I look forward to working with the team and our many customers worldwide to make Flight Explorer even more vital to aviation operations.”
About Flight Explorer
Flight Explorer is the world's most trusted and accepted provider of Internet-based real-time global flight tracking information, reporting and display products. It produces Flight Explorer Professional, the industry's most powerful, reliable and widely used aircraft situation display system. Customers include FedEx, UPS, Hawaiian Airlines, NetJets, JetBlue, FAA, Continental Airlines, Bombardier Business Jet Solutions, World Airways, Air Canada, MillionAir, TAG Aviation, AeroMexico, the City of Chicago Department of Aviation, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport and airport and port authorities in more than two dozen states. Call +1.866.235.6870 or visit www.flightexplorer.com.