NBAA Recognizes 18 Certified Aviation Managers

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or

WASHINGTON, DC, December 18, 2006 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced 18 individuals who have successfully passed the Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Examination, administered by the Association in October. Through the certification process, NBAA and the Certified Aviation Manager Governing Board seek to raise the level of professionalism and quality of management within flight departments.

The new Certified Aviation Managers are:

  • Peter v. Agur, Jr., The VanAllen Group, McDonough, GA
  • David M. Bjellos, Florida Crystals Corp., Wellington, FL
  • William Borgsmiller, Aviation Consultants, Inc., San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Keith Bransky, Jet Appraisal Corp., Atlanta, GA
  • Daniel Brunskole, The Coca-Cola Company, Fayetteville, GA
  • David Freeman, Caterpillar, Inc., Morton, IL
  • Gary Grommet, Raytheon Aircraft Co., Little Rock, AR
  • Brion Hart, Group Holding, Fort Worth, TX
  • Michael Klemmensen, Caterpillar, Inc., Bloomington, IL
  • Gregory Kulis, Limited Brands, Gahanna, OH
  • Andrew McCulloh, Home Depot, Lilburn, GA
  • Greg Ray, Modine Manufacturing Co., Racine, WI
  • Kellie Rittenhouse, Pentastar Aviation, LLC, Clarkstown, MI
  • Jeffrey A. Sands, Altria Corporate Services, Inc., White Plains, NY
  • William Shaw, BellSouth Corporate Aviation & Travel, Peachtree City, GA
  • Steven Thomas, Marathon Oil, The Woodlands, TX
  • Michael Wallis, Florida Power & Light Co., West Palm Beach, FL
  • Christopher Yoder, Sterling Aviation, Wyomissing, PA

The individuals have earned the official title of Certified Aviation Manager and may use that designation when officially listing their name. The CAM designation provides industry recognition of their achievement and knowledge in the following areas of business aviation: business management, leadership, operations, personnel management, and technical and facilities services.

To prepare for the CAM designation, the individuals met or exceeded minimum qualifications based upon experience, training and education. They completed both a formal application process and the CAM Exam, which is offered throughout the year in conjunction with the NBAA Leadership Conference, Maintenance Management Conference and Annual Meeting & Convention.

With these 18 additions, a total of 90 individuals have passed the exam and are designated as CAMs. Past successes indicate a passing rate of 75 percent of candidates who complete the exam.

Upcoming CAM Exams will be administered on the following dates in 2007:

  • February 23 in San Diego, CA, in conjunction with the NBAA Leadership Conference
  • April 5 in San Diego, CA, in conjunction with the NBAA Maintenance Management Conference
  • September 24 in Atlanta, GA, in conjunction with the NBAA 60th Annual Meeting & Convention

To qualify for the exam, completed applications must be received by NBAA 45 days before the scheduled examination date. For example, to qualify to take the February 23 exam, NBAA must receive the application by January 4.

For more information, contact NBAA’s Jay Evans at (202) 783-9353 or, or Sarah Dicke at (202) 783-9251 or, or visit the CAM web site at

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 7,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at