FlightSafety International Promotes Willy Vargas to Director, Sales Latin America and the Caribbean

FlightSafety International announces that Willy Vargas has been promoted to director of Sales for Latin America and the Caribbean. He is responsible for FlightSafety’s training sales and business development activities in the region.

“We congratulate Willy on his well-deserved promotion,” says Steve Gross, senior vice president, Commercial. “Willy is a highly effective and well-respected member of our sales team. His in-depth understanding of customer requirements and ability to tailor solutions to their exact needs are most appreciated and valued.”

Vargas joined FlightSafety in 2004 and has held a number of positions with increasing responsibility since then. He served as product marketing representative for FlightSafety’s Bell Helicopter training programs, as well as regional marketing manager for South America. Vargas was most recently managing director of Sales for Mexico, Central America, Venezuela, Colombia, and Peru.

Prior to joining FlightSafety, Vargas worked in business development and sales with VP Solutions, LLC and Safety Now Inc. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business/Spanish and holds a Master of Science in Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He also earned a doctoral degree in Business Administration with a primary focus in Organization Leadership and a secondary focus in Management of Aviation Enterprises in the Global Environment from North Central University. Vargas also holds an FAA private pilot license.

FlightSafety International is a premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than 1.3 million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full-flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and the United Kingdom.