John Goglia, the only licensed A&P mechanic to receive a presidential appointment to the NTSB, has joined the leadership of the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association as senior vice president of government and technical programs. Goglia leaves the NTSB after nine years of service. He will now spearhead PAMA’s efforts to increase public recognition and respect for aviation maintenance technicians. Goglia has been a stalwart figure in support of aviation safety through professional maintenance. He will also spearhead PAMA’s development of “Professional Standards for Aviation Maintenance Technicians.”
Goglia is also joining the faculty of Saint Louis University, working to create programs that address transportation safety and disaster prevention and preparedness. Goglia will become a professor of aviation science at SLU’s Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology.