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Chan Wing Keong
Singapore
Chan Wing Keong

Chan Wing Keong is currently the Director of the Air Accident Investigation Bureau of Singapore of the Ministry o Transport. He joined the Projects Division of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS, then Department of Civil Aviation) in 1980.

He was involved in the construction projects of Changi Airport Passenger Terminal 1 and Cargo Agents Buildings. He joined the CAAS Airworthiness and Flight Operations Division in 1982 and headed the Division from 1992 to 1998. His areas of responsibility included aircraft registration and airworthiness, air operator certification, aerospace organization approval, flight crew and maintenance personnel licensing, air safety regulations and accident investigation.

He was in charge of the CAAS Air Cargo Division from 1999 to 2002 and was involved in the creation of the Airport Logistics Park of Singapore.

Chan Wing Keong has an aeronautical engineering degree from the Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures in France and master degrees from the National University of Singapore and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

He is an Honorary Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers.

Caj Frostell
Canada
Caj Frostell

Caj Frostell’s educational background includes basic flight training in the Air Force in Finland (1965-1966), a Diploma Engineering degree in Aeronautical Engineering (1972) from the Technical University in Helsinki, Finland, and a Master of Applied Science degree (1971) from the Institute of Aerospace Studies, University of Toronto, Canada.

From 1967 to 1980, he was Chief of Accident Investigation with the Board of Aviation in Finland and investigated some three hundred accidents.

In 1980, he joined the Accident Investigation and Prevention Section, ICAO in Montreal, Canada. In 1996 he was appointed Chief of the Section. He retired from ICAO in December 2004.

In 2003, the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI) presented to Caj Frostell the Jerome Lederer Award for outstanding contributions to technical excellence in aircraft accident investigation.

He is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Southern California Safety Institute (SCSI). Mr. Frostell has been a key instructor at the SCSI Accident Investigation courses in Prague, Czech Republic since 2002; as well as with the Singapore Aviation Academy since 2002.

He is the International Councillor for the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI). Furthermore, as a member of the ISASI Reachout Committee, he has been an aircraft accident investigation instructor on twenty-two of the thirty-four ISASI Reachout Workshops in the last eight years. For eighteen of the ISASI Reachout workshops, he has also been the lead administrative organizer.

Vic Gerden
Canada
Vic Gerden

Vic Gerden has a background of managing large teams and c omplex aviation and aerospace-related projects. His early career was with the Canadian Forces where he held positions of increasing responsibility dealing with flight operations, aerospace surveillance and reconnaissance systems, and various facets of flight and leadership training. After reaching the rank of Colonel he transitioned to a career with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada where he held the positions of Regional Manager Central Canada, national Director of Air Investigations, Chief Investigator of the Swissair 111 Investigation, and Senior Advisor for National and International Operations.

He has been involved in a myriad of technical, operational, and administrative specialty projects and has worked internationally in Germany, Belgium, the USA and the United K ingdom. He earned an Airline Transport Pilot License and has flown over 25 military and civilian aircraft and helicopter types. He is an Engineering graduate from Queens University with post-graduate studies in avionics systems.

He currently is the President of Aeroplus STM, providing Safety Training and Executive Management services to the aviation and aerospace sectors including Executive Director services to the Manitoba Aerospace Association and Chair of the Western Aerospace Alliance.

Glenn Jones
Australia
Chairman - ISASI Reachout Committee
Glenn Jones

Glenn Jones has extensive experience in aviation safety starting at the age of seventeen when he joined the Australian Army as an Aircraft Engineer then as a Flight Service Officer with the then Department of Aviation, as a fixed wing pilot holding an ATPL with Chief Pilot and Check and Training approvals for a regional RPT Operator through to becoming the Aviation Safety Officer and Aircraft Accident Investigator for Boeing Australia before he joined CASA a Safety Systems Inspector where he led the team of inspectors assessing all Australian RPT operators safety management systems. He holds a Master’s Degree in Aviation Management and is a Human Factors, Safety Management Systems and Aviation Safety Lead Auditor Instructor.

Naseem Syed Ahmed
Pakistan
Naseem Syed Ahmed

Naseem retired as a commissioned officer from the Pakistan Air Force after 25 years of successful service as a professional engineer, during which most of this time was dedicated to aircraft accident investigation.

His experience was quickly utilised by the Safety and Investigation Board of the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority where he assumed the role of Technical Investigator.

He holds a strong conviction that that aviation safety can be improved through systematic education at all levels. This vision ultimately led to him establishing the Institute of Air Safety in Pakistan. His students now reside in more than thirty countries of South Asia and the Middle East. This role also enabled him the chance to see the entire aviation system in Pakistan and the neighbouring regions.

Naseem firmly believes that aviation safety can be improved rapidly if basic investments are made in education, training and motivation of strategic personnel. In some parts of the world this is not an easy task given organisational and national cultures.

In 2008 he was the sole representative from South Asia to attend the ICAO AIG 08 conference in Montreal.

He holds degrees in Engineering and Science and a Masters Degree in Business Administration as well as post graduate qualifications in aviation safety. He holds membership of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Ron Schleede
USA
Ron Schleede

Ron Schleede is internationally known and respected for his contributions to aviation safety during his more than 28 years at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Just before his retirement, he served 6 months as the Director of Investigations for Air at the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, making him the only person in the world who has led major investigation programs for two countries. His career began as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force, where he was involved in accident investigations both as a pilot and as a maintenance officer.

His NTSB career began in 1972 as a Human Factors investigator serving on major go-team accidents and as a technical specialist on overseas accidents. In 1983, Ron entered NTSB management as Chief of the newly-formed Human Performance Division. In 1985, Ron assumed the position of Chief - Major Aviation Investigation Division, a position he held for 10 years. In this position, he led the senior air safety go-team investigators-in-charge, who were responsible for leading investigations, preparing final reports, and managing NTSB public hearings on high profile accidents.

In 1995, Ron became the Deputy Director of the Office of Aviation Safety and assisted the Director with the management of the NTSB aviation program and managed the NTSB's international aviation safety affairs program. In 2002, the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI) presented him with the Jerome F. Lederer award for outstanding contributions to technical excellence in accident investigation. His successes included leading the NTSB "ice-breaking" delegations to both China and the Soviet Union in late 1980s and leading the U.S. side of the joint Soviet Union/U.S. Working Group on Aircraft Accident. Additionally he was instrumental in the signing of the U.S./Russia Memorandum of Understanding on Aircraft Accident Investigation and Prevention.

From 1990 to 1999, Ron represented the NTSB at the European Civil Aviation Conference annual meetings of the aircraft accident investigation "Group of Experts" Ron attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Sciences from Akron University and holds a Commercial Airplane Certificate with Instrument and Multi-Engine Ratings. He is a member of the Flight Safety Foundation International Advisory Committee.

Currently, Ron teaches investigation management and advanced accident investigation for the Southern California Safety Institute (SCSI), where he sits on the SCSI Board of Advisors.

Nick Stoss
Canada
Nick Stoss

Nick Stoss’s career in aviation spans over 45 years. In 1963, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and was employed as a pilot, staff officer, and flight safety officer. He retired from the military in March 1990, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In 1989, he joined the Canadian Aviation Safety Board and, subsequently, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada employed as an operations-specialist investigator, safety analyst, standards specialist, investigator-in-charge, manager and executive, specializing in investigation management, in inter-governmental and industry liaison, and in international investigation operations.

Between 1998 and 2000, he was employed by Transport Canada as an aviation inspector. As a pilot, he is experienced both in fixed-wing and helicopter operations, and he held an Airline Transport Pilot Licence.

Nick’s accomplishments in the safety, investigation, and management areas include being the project leader for the development and implementation of the TSB’s "Integrated Safety Investigation Methodology". He was also responsible for the TSB’s support to many foreign investigations agencies in the areas of legislation and policy development, investigation methodologies and procedures, investigation agency readiness, and investigator training.

From 2002 until 2008, Mr. Stoss was the Director of Air Investigations, responsible for all aviation investigations in Canada, as well as for Canadian safety interests in all foreign investigations involving Canadian certified operators and manufactured products. In recognition of his career commitment to organizational excellence and aviation safety, and his exemplary performance, Mr. Stoss was awarded the TSB Chairperson’s Outstanding Achievement Award in May 2007. Most recently, Mr. Stoss was selected to Chair the 2008 International Civil Aviation Organization, Accident Investigation and Prevention Divisional Meeting, in Montreal from October 13-18, 2008.

Following his retirement he established "NGS Safety Investigation Management Services Corp" to provide his expertise to Canadian and foreign investigation authorities, airlines, companies, and training institutions, in the areas of professional advice, investigation agency legislation and operations, investigation management, safety investigation operations, and associated training.

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