ARGUS welcomes new VP for OEP Leadership

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ARGUS International, Inc. is proud to announce Doug Schwartz has joined the firm as Vice President and selected to lead the Operational Excellence Program (OEP), a new position within ARGUS International. Schwartz recently retired from Conoco Phillips as general manager of global aviation services.

Schwartz will be responsible for all activities related to growing and developing ARGUS’ OEP.  Members of the program include industry-leading corporate flight departments that have achieved their stage three ISBAO certification.  These departments operate at an exceptional level and are committed to continuous improvement.

“Doug has an extensive background in corporate fight departments from leadership roles throughout his career,” said ARGUS President and CEO Joe Moeggenberg.  “His unique experience leading flight departments, coupled with his exuberant passion for aviation, is an invaluable asset to ARGUS.  I’m confident he will lead us in a direction that will improve our operational knowledge, direction, and ability to raise industry standards.”

Schwartz’s aviation interest was sparked in the fifth grade by a teacher that was a former United States Air Force Pilot.  This educator shared countless stories of his time in the service while teaching Schwartz how to build model airplanes and detailing the functions of their components.  This spark would eventually become the kindling that lead him to his first aviation job with FlightSafety International, where he remained there for over 20 years.

“To be around professionals who are driven by a passion for excellence is inspiring,” said Schwartz.  “They are thought leaders.  Their ideas and vision define the brand for business aviation and what the industry will look like in the future.  OEP is all about bringing together people like that and providing a forum to network, share ideas, and learn from each other, which is really exciting.”
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