Flying Colours appoints Joe Thurman as General Manager at Spirit of St. Louis operation

posted on 15th June 2022 by Eddie Saunders
Flying Colours appoints Joe Thurman as General Manager at Spirit of St. Louis operation

Flying Colours Corp., the international maintenance, repair, overhaul, and completions company, has promoted Joe Thurman to General Manager at its St. Louis, MO, location.

Thurman’s promotion underscores Flying Colours intention to align St. Louis operations more closely with its headquarters in Peterborough, Ontario.

Optimizing the facilities and talent in St. Louis allows the company to strengthen the position of the St. Louis facility within the industry, while it continues to deliver the highest quality customer service and standards.

“As the new general manager Joe will spend more time interfacing with his Peterborough colleagues and supporting the executive team to achieve uniformity of operations across our North American facilities,” said President and CEO John Gillespie.

“The goal is to share, communicate and implement knowledge about effective practices from each location, and ensure a consistent level of Flying Colours service so that no matter where clients work with us, they have the same exceptional experience.”

Having stepped into the GM role on 1 June, Thurman is now responsible for the day-to-day operations at the St. Louis facilities.

As a member of the senior leadership team, he will focus on optimizing the talent within the Flying Colours workforce to deliver projects that meet the high standards that Flying Colours is known for.

“I will strive to meet the expectations of the senior leadership team, while fostering a positive working environment for all our team members,” said Thurman.

“We work in a highly competitive environment, and I’m looking forward to helping Flying Colours continue to distinguish itself by setting new standards of excellence.

“It’s an exciting time for Flying Colours and I’m pleased to be an integral part of its future.”

Thurman, who has been leading MRO operations in St. Louis, has more than 40 years of business aviation experience including operations management, program leadership and completions engineering.