Vice President and Chief Safety Officer
Mr. Predmore was appointed as Vice President and Chief Safety Officer effective October 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Predmore served in senior leadership roles within the aviation industry, including from 2001 to 2012 with JetBlue Airways as Vice President and Chief Safety Officer, and from 1995 to 2001 with Delta Air Lines as Director Safety Performance and Quality. While at JetBlue, he helped the organization achieve industry-leading performance in lowest rates of injuries and aircraft damages. Most recently Predmore was Senior Vice President of safety for MV Transportation from 2012 to 2013, where he led the transition from a traditional HSE operating model to a robust safety management system. Mr. Predmore also has been active in the aviation industry, having served at one time as a Transportation Research Specialist and Special Assistant to the Vice Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). In 2011 he was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to serve on the Management Advisory Committee to the FAA administrator, which followed successive leadership roles with three FAA Aviation Rulemaking Committees, the Air Transport Safety Council and the Global Aviation Information Network (GAIN). Mr. Predmore is an expert on human factors and has published papers on aviation safety and human factors. He has a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Drake University.