Tony joined Bell in 2011 following a 21-year career in the United States Marine Corps and was promoted to his current role in 2014. His responsibilities include oversight of Bell Safety Management Systems, flight safety from engineering concept to aircraft delivery, worldwide product safety, safety risk management and accident investigation.
His military experience includes Aviation Safety Officer, Director of Standardization and Safety, night systems instructor, instrument and Operational Risk Management examiner, and experimental test pilot. He holds FAA ATP and Flight Instructor, Rotorcraft-Helicopter ratings and Commercial Airplane Single and Multiengine Land with an instrument rating.
Tony graduated from USN Test Pilot School in 1998, spent 4 years as a developmental test pilot and flew first flight of the UH-1Y. He is a member of the GAMA Safety and Accident Investigation Committee, the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, steering committee for the USHST, past Chair of the VFS Safety Technical Committee and member of the Vertical Aviation Safety Team.