PASSUR Aerospace Announces the Appointment of Brian Cook

posted on 18th February 2020 by Eddie Saunders
PASSUR Aerospace Announces the Appointment of Brian Cook

PASSUR Aerospace, Inc., a global leader in digital aviation operational excellence and predictive analytics, announced that Brian Cook, currently a director of PASSUR, will assume the additional duties of Chief Executive Officer.

Jim Barry, currently President and CEO, will continue with PASSUR as President and member of the board and will focus on revenue growth, the development of new products designed to increase on-time performance and reduce block, and providing PASSUR solutions to the aviation industry of problems once thought to be part of the cost of doing business.

Mr. Cook has served most recently as the Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors at CyFIR, an innovative cybersecurity software platform and services company.

Brian commented that: “As a past long-time PASSUR customer and a current PASSUR director, I have realized the benefits of the PASSUR platform and have worked with many PASSUR customers and executives over the years. PASSUR is the recognized world leader in reducing the problems inherent in irregular operations.

I’ve known Jim for years and look forward to continuing to work with him to help PASSUR achieve its ambitious objectives. PASSUR is uniquely positioned in the market to solve some of the air transport industry’s most difficult operational issues supporting airline, airport, and air traffic management organizations.”

Beck Gilbert, PASSUR’s chairman, added: “It’s a real coup for PASSUR to have Brian as CEO. We’ve known Brian for years; he’s been a great director and has a lifetime of leadership experience in our industry. The team of Brian and Jim will help us accelerate PASSUR’s strategy to scale our business worldwide, using PASSUR’s unique tools to help increase the capacity of the world’s airspace, which is needed to enable the industry to satisfy anticipated future demand for air travel.”

Jim Barry, stated that: “Our mission continues – now with even more capabilities – I look forward to working with Brian, driving our value to customers, and thus company revenue growth, to the next level. Our ability to work with the global aviation community to improve on-time performance, reduce unnecessary block, and improve capacity with digital solutions makes this an exciting time for the company.

The recent global launch of PASSUR’s generation-skipping Ariva platform, which incorporates Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, will help us realize our mission even faster, as Ariva will incorporate advanced predictive analytics and decision support technology for the aviation industry, well beyond capabilities offered by the previous generation of PASSUR products.”