31-Aug-2011 Source: Frasca International
John Frasca has been appointed President and CEO of Frasca International, Inc. following the announcement that founder Rudy Frasca has retired from the active management of the company.Â Rudy continues to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Frasca International.
John Frasca has served as the companyâ€™s Vice President since 2003 and has gradually taken over more of his fatherâ€™s duties in recent years as Rudy and his wife Lucille enjoyed semi-retirement and spending time with their grandchildren. John has worked for the family-owned company since 1972, when he began performing various tasks around the factory after school. John studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois and was instrumental in directing the technical evolution of Frasca flight trainers from the pioneering mechanical analog designs developed by his father into the modern digital electronic designs that dominate the worldâ€™s pilot training market today.Â Promoted to Vice President of Operations in 1986, John Frasca has been responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company for the past 25 years and has overseen its transition from a small specialty manufacturer of general aviation oriented training devices to one of the worldâ€™s premier flight simulator suppliers.
Frascaâ€™s management team and goals remain unchanged.Â According to John Frasca â€œwe will continue to provide the highest quality flight simulators through innovative engineering, quality manufacturing, sound management and unmatched customer service.Â We expect continued growth based on increased market share as well as expansion into new segments of the flight training industry.â€
About Frasca International, Inc.
Frasca International, Inc. is owned by the Frasca family, which includes the founders, Rudy and Lucile Frasca and their children; Mary Johnson, John Frasca, Tom Frasca, Bob Frasca, Peggy Prichard, Liz Berry and David Frasca.Â Located in Urbana, Ill., Frasca International manufactures flight training equipment for airlines, flight schools, universities, and military organizations worldwide. The Frasca product range includes Flight Training Devices (FTDs), Synthetic Training Devices (STDs), Cockpit Procedure Trainers (CPTs), Full Flight Simulators (FFSs), and more for all aircraft types, fixed wing and rotary. Over 2,500 Frasca training devices have been installed worldwide since the companyâ€™s founding in 1958.