CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER/ACCOUNTABLE MANAGER Donald E. Bruce
Donald Bruce is the chief executive officer and accountable manager of FMS, LLC.
Mr. Bruce has over 40 years of aviation experience which includes 25 years of supervisory and senior management positions with P&L responsibility.
Since he earned his Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license, Mr. Bruce had worked on more than ten commercial type aircraft ranging from the DC-9s to the A320s with Engine Training Courses on JT-8, JT-9, CF-6, CFM56, P&W4000, RB211, and V2500 engines. Before that, Mr. Bruce had worked on the F-4s during his years with the U.S. Marine Corp.
Prior to founding Florida Modification Specialists, Mr. Bruce was employed by The Aircraft Group Inc. for more than 20 years. The company is based in Sky Harbor Airport, Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Bruce’s duties included but was not limited to overseeing projects around the world and assigning suitable qualified technical on site representatives to oversee projects.
Mr. Bruce had also created reports for financial institutions about the condition and airworthiness of the companies’ assets. His responsibilities included overseeing leases and lease returns of transport category aircraft, including deregistration and export certificates. Mr. Bruce has worked with many airworthiness authority worldwide.
SALES DIRECTOR Steve Coffaro
Mr. Steve Coffaro is the Sr. Vice President of Sales and Marketing at FMS, LLC. Mr. Coffaro attended the University of Arizona for business and eventually earned his position of Vice President at a Par-145 FAA / EASA Repair Station / MRO located in the Southwest US, working in Commercial Aviation Maintenance for the past twenty-two years. In addition to leading the sales team, Mr. Coffaro met and or exceeded sales expectations as set by his executive staff, as well as established strong and viable business relationships with over 50 global clients. He currently resides in Southern Arizona with his family, and is an outdoor enthusiast, including being an avid hunter, Steve has volunteered his time to coaching youth basketball and soccer as well as being a leader in Cub / Boy scouts of America.