SABIC founding member, Vice President, US Operations at SYNERCO SA
Thomas Kosik is Vice Presidsent of US operations for Virtual Reality Media, a Slovak based training and simulation producer.
Captain Kosik has an ongoing consulting business focusing on aviation issues with specific emphasis on aviation flight operations, training, strategic planning and US government contracts. He has over 35 years of experience as a pilot-in-command of large aircraft at United Airlines, including 21 years as Captain (B-727, B-737, B-767, B-777) flying domestic and international routes.
In 2005-2016, he was President and Founder of Central European Aviation Services, (CEAS) – a marketing and business development organization, responsible for introducing training and simulation products for civilian and military use into the world market. In the past seven years CEAS identified, developed and produced contracts with civilian organization and the US Department of Defense. CEAS has assisted in delivering over $25M USD contracts for Iraq and Afghanistan and the US Army.
Between 2004-2005 he served as Vice President and Director of Operations for Skylink Airways, a new low cost international airline based at Dulles Airport, VA. He has been responsible for establishing an international flight department, incorporating the B-767 200 with full ETOPS capabilities, developing all flight manuals, and securing the manpower and infrastructure leading to FAA certification.
For the period from 1994-2004, Captain Kosik was responsible for establishing operational and safety systems that could be implemented by cockpit crews of the airlines with which United was associated. One key vehicle for this was the Association of Star Alliance Pilots Organization (ASAP) which Captain Kosik founded on behalf of United and headed for ten years.
In 1994, he was part of a United Airlines marketing program to establish a system of international airline code-sharing and alliance relationships. It was necessary to develop and establish operational and safety systems that would function consistently across all participating airlines. In addition to establishing good business practices, the systems were required by the FAA and DOT and codified in Code Sharing Safety Program Guidelines.
He is a graduate of the De Paul University in Chicago.