Chief Executive Officer

Mike Caflisch

With more than 30 years in the aviation industry, Mike Caflisch has had career assignments in numerous disciplines, including aircraft performance engineering, avionics systems engineering and integration, software development, product management, marketing, sales, business development, strategy, and program management.

Mike came to APG from The Boeing Company, where he served as director of Airspace Programs for Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. In this role, he was responsible for programs supporting flight optimization, airspace and navigation procedure design, and air traffic management. Prior to that, he led strategy and business development for Boeing Flight Services.

Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and mechanics from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.

Chief Customer Officer

Steve Card

Steve Card joined APG in June of 2019 and has over 30 years in the aviation industry. Steve has had numerous career assignments in that time, including sales, marketing, client management, flight planning, trip planning, e business and both product and global market strategy.

Steve has worked for Jeppesen / Boeing out of the UK, Germany and for the last 11 years the US. Steve’s last role before joining APG was as director Business Aviation Client Management, and in this position he was accountable for global sales and client management for business aviation across the full product and service suite.

Steve is a dual citizen of the United States and the UK, where he served in the Royal Air Force. He also holds a UK private pilot’s license.

VP of Finance and Accounting

Michael Thornley

Michael brings extensive experience in finance and accounting for software and technology companies in executive and leadership roles. In addition to his finance and accounting experience, Michael is also an instrument-rated private pilot.

Michael began his career in public accounting in audit and tax. After public accounting Michael held positions of increasing responsibility at companies such as Timer Warner Cable, Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI) and JDEdwards. Prior to joining APG, Michael was the Controller for NTT America, a subsidiary of NTT Communications, a global telecommunications company.

Michael received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Accounting from the University of Northern Colorado and is an active CPA.

Chief Technology Officer

Jeffrey Anderson

Jeffrey Anderson began programming at a young age. In 1989, he was hired as a programmer at Computer Science Corporation and quickly rose to a role supervising other programmers and supporting over 100-System 370 IBM mainframe computers.

Jeffrey has experience in mainframe, client/server, cloud, mobile platforms, networking, hardware, Agile development, and numerous programming languages. Through senior-level positions at Western Pacific Airlines, Jeppesen, and Optika, he has made significant IT contributions in multiple industries. He has been at the forefront of application and service development efforts for APG since early in the company’s history.

Jeffrey was named APG‘s Chief Technology Officer in 2010.

Chief Engineer

Gene Albright

Gene Albright began his career as a design engineer at Raytheon Aircraft Company. After moving to Cessna, he advanced to Performance Engineer. He finished his career at Cessna as Lead Specialist Engineer in charge of the Technology Development Group within the Performance Engineering department.

During his time at Cessna, Albright directed the development and certification efforts of Cessna’s performance calculation software package, CESNAV. He has a deep understanding of Airplane Flight Manual data development processes and a history of implementing those processes into software solutions. Additionally, Albright has earned a Six Sigma Black Belt certification.

Gene holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering and a Master of Business Administration, both from Wichita State University.

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Community Involvement

APG is proud to support the following nonprofits.

Wouded Warrior Project arc Thrift Stores Wings of Hope
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Industry Advocacy

As a market leader, APG is intimately involved in the FAA Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment Aviation Rulemaking Committee and FAA TAPP Working Group.

With longstanding relationships amongst aircraft manufacturers, training facilities, STC providers, and regulatory authorities, APG is a trusted resource throughout the industry.

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