Arturo Weiss Joins ANN
When we first announced
that we would be searching for a new Managing Editor some weeks
ago, we were unprepared for the quantity and quality of the resumes
we received, in response. We were impressed and humbled at the
kind of people who spoke of an interest in joining the
Aviation World's Most Dynamic DAILY News Service.
While the quality of many of the people who applied was pretty
impressive, so were the backgrounds and work experience claimed by
many. ANN covers the entire aviation and aerospace world, so
someone with an extensive background in a number of
aero-disciplines was just what the flight surgeon ordered.
Finally; temperament and personality is a big deal here at
ANN... we work REALLY hard here... so working alongside
staffers with good people skills and a team spirit became the final
and possibly most important aspect of the decision-making process.
We had an advantage in this in that ANN Marketing Wizard Larry Pius
knew our final choice very well and was able to provide excellent
insight into his skills and abilities... putting a lock on our
final decision in naming Arturo Weiss as ANN's new Managing
Arturo will start training here at ANN shortly and will be
taking over a number of critical responsibilities in mid-January.
Arturo is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
(Daytona Beach) and is now a full-time freelance aviation writer
and consultant, specializing in Spanish language media work. Prior
to joining Aero News Networks, he was an editor and writer for
Before moving into the
fast-paced and low-paid world of aviation journalism, Arturo worked
for Airbus Industrie as a Training Account Representative at the
company's Miami Training Center. There, he oversaw the training
programs for the manufacturer's Latin-American clients, including
writing training syllabi, working on standardization issues, and
assisting in safety investigations.
After leaving Airbus, Arturo worked as the Safety Programs
Manager for EAA in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. In this position, he
oversaw the design and implementation of the organization's safety
programs and overall promotion of safety-related issues to the
membership, government agencies and general public. Arturo also
wrote safety articles for the organization's publications and other
literature in connection with EAA's Flight Advisor and Technical
After a stint developing Colorado-based Adam Aircraft's initial
marketing programs, Arturo decided to jump headfirst into writing
and consulting and has written for various aviation publications
including: Aircraft Interiors, Autopilot, Air Market, Flight
Simulator World and Florida Aviation Business Journal. His
consulting work has included projects with Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University, NetsideTV and several Spanish language
media outlets including Telemundo and Univision.
When not writing,
talking about or otherwise dabbling in aviation issues, Arturo
enjoys flying (of course), practicing the martial art of Aikido and
spending quality time with his wife and son. Arturo and his family
live in Ormond Beach, Fla.
We're tremendously pleased to attract someone with his
experience and talent. We look forward to working with him as ANN
expands a number of services and offerings for early 2004. Keep an
eye out, folks... great things are coming.