Flying Colours Appoints Thurman GM of St. Louis MRO

 - June 15, 2022, 11:58 AM
Flying Colours has promoted Joe Thurman to general manager at its Spirit of St. Louis, Missouri, location. (Photo: Flying Colours)

International maintenance, repair, overhaul, and completions company, Flying Colours has promoted Joe Thurman to general manager at its Spirit of St. Louis, Missouri location. The move helps to align the company's operations in St. Louis more closely with its headquarters in Peterborough, Ontario, it said.

“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. 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,” said Flying Colours president and CEO John Gillespie. 

Thurman, who previously led the MRO operations in St. Louis, stepped into the new role on June 1 and will be responsible for the day-to-day operations at the St. Louis facilities. He has more than 40 years of business aviation experience, including operations management, program leadership, and completions engineering. 

“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,” said Thurman.