Flying Colours Corp., the North American maintenance, repair, overhaul and completions company, has appointed Scott Meyer to the new role of Chief Operating Officer effective immediately. Meyer joined Flying Colours in December 2019 as Vice President and General Manager of the St. Louis, MO facility, following nearly 30 years of international aerospace and aviation management experience.
Since joining Flying Colours Corp. Meyer has made a strong impression by effectively rationalizing operations, creating new processes and improving productivity at the St. Louis facility. As COO Meyer is now responsible for the day-to-day operations at both the Peterborough, ON. and St. Louis, MO. facilities and creating a streamlined set of processes to further unify Flying Colours operations in North America. His appointment also further strengthens the senior management team by providing a single point of contact for all operational matters for internal and external stakeholders.
Meyer will report to President and CEO John Gillespie, who said: “Scott’s appointment reflects the importance we place on running an efficient business while in expansion mode. He brings a new dimension to the senior leadership team which will enable our executive leadership to focus on exploring new business opportunities and developing innovative strategies to ensure continued sustainable success for the company. We are extremely pleased to welcome him to this new position.”
“The first nine months with Flying Colours have highlighted the wealth of opportunities for continued business growth,” said Meyer. “I will strive to meet the expectations of the senior leadership team, while fostering a positive working environment for all our team members at both sites. Delivering exceptional services to our customers that meet and exceed their expectations is essential in a competitive environment, and I’m looking forward to taking on the challenge. It’s an exciting time for Flying Colours and I’m pleased to be an integral part of its future.”
Photo Caption: Scott Meyer takes on new role as Chief Operating Officer for Flying Colours Corp.
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Flying Colours Corp., the North American MRO and completions business, has introduced a new digital training program to support the company’s continuous improvement policy. The in-house eLearning platform is designed to deliver a long-term solution for sharing knowledge and skills across the company as it follows its ambitious expansion plans.
Implemented pre-pandemic, the online training is already proving to be a valuable asset with more than 100 employees across the three Flying Colours locations in Canada, the USA and Singapore accessing courses. Flying Colours has appointed qualified AME technician and long-time Flying Colours Corp. employee Spencer Hoggarth to lead the program. With his professional experience, technical know-how and familiarity with Flying Colours Corp. business, Hoggarth is designing modules that best meet the varied needs of the company’s training requirements from upholstery and cabinetmaking through to maintenance, avionics and paint work.
Supporting Hoggarth, nominated Training Leads from each department guide course content providing relevant materials including document reviews, assessments, subject matter expert videos and necessary exams. An instant update feature details training needs for currency as well as each department’s status in terms of real-time development. Online learning is complemented by on-the-job training from qualified team members.
“In a dynamic industry, and with current travel and social distancing restrictions, it’s challenging to stay current with the latest techniques,” says Hoggarth. “Continual training is vital for the industry and for our workforce which is why we’re investing in the new tech. The customizable digital platform gives us the ability to create content relevant directly to Flying Colours Corp., the industry and our customers,” adds Hoggarth. “The training is already demonstrating benefits in terms of the skills development and professional improvement for the technicians. This is helping with company productivity, which enables us to keep meeting and exceeding our customer expectations.”
Photo Caption: Hoggarth is continually adding training modules to the online platform.
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