Our Company

WHAT WE DO

Since 1994, CPaT Global has been the leader in E-Learning Solutions for Airlines, Training Organizations, Aircraft Maintenance Companies and Aviation Professionals. We offer Distance Learning Courses and Learning Management Systems for most of the world’s commercial aircraft including Boeing, Airbus, McDonnell Douglas, Embraer, Fokker, and ATR. Our library of Aviation General Subjects and Specialty Courses cover a wide range of Aviation, Airline and Safety Subjects. CPaT’s Distance Learning Training Courses are designed to FAA, EASA, ICAO and DGAC compliant and meet IOSA standards.

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EXPERIENCED LEADERSHIP

KENT MORRISON

Kent Morrison was appointed President of CPaT Global in January 2021. He previously joined the CPaT Global team in August of 2016, where he served as the Vice President of Operations and Software Development. With over 30 years’ experience in education, training, and software development, along with a master’s degree in Instructional Technology, Mr. Morrison brings a unique combination of education, experience, and leadership to CPaT Global. Before CPaT Global, Mr. Morrison held the position of Director of Software Development at World GPS Solutions, where he led a software team as the company transitioned from shrink-wrapped software to software as a service. Creating desktop, web, and mobile solutions for fleet management professionals, Mr. Morrison’s team provided the products necessary to transition to a SaaS business successfully. Since 2000, Mr. Morrison has worked at several distance learning companies, startups, and companies in transition. Early in his career, Mr. Morrison spent time as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston at Clear Lake and several years teaching secondary education and coaching in Texas public schools.

CAPT. GREG DARROW

Gregory Darrow joined the CPaT Team in 2014 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. With over 28 years in sales and marketing experience, including 19 years in flight training sales, Capt. Darrow’s extensive background includes sales management positions with IKON Office Solutions, Flight Training International, International Aviation Training and Services and Pan Am International Flight Academy. As an accomplished sales professional, he has earned numerous awards including 7 years as Sales Person of the Year for IKON Office Solutions, Sales and Marketing Professional of the Year for the State of Hawaii and multiple sales management performance awards. As an accomplished professional pilot, Capt. Darrow has a long history of flight operations and pilot training.  He has experience as an Airline Captain, Type Rating Instructor, and Type Rating Examiner.  With over 23,000 flight hours, Capt. Darrow has flown the B777, B767, B757, B737, DC-10, DC-9, Airbus 320 and numerous turboprops.

TONY VIDRICK

Tony Vidrick joined CPaT Global in January 2021 as Vice President of Finance and Operations. Mr. Vidrick brings a versatile experience to CPaT in the financial and accounting industry. Previous to CPaT, he worked for KPMG, LLP, as an external auditor before transitioning to KPMG’s Deal Advisory practice, where he managed projects related to corporate bankruptcies, sell side accounting, change accounting, restatements, and on-call accounting advisory for private and public companies primarily within the Energy sector. Mr. Vidrick is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds both his Bachelor of Administration in Accounting and Masters of Accountancy from Texas State University.


AVIATION SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS

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KRIS WADENPFUHL 20+ Years

Boeing
Kris Wadenpfuhl started his aviation career in the US Air Force as aircrew onboard the E-3 AWACS. He was an Honor Graduate, 2-time Top Graduate, and a Distinguished Graduate throughout his Professional Military Education. He served as an instructor, evaluator, and training program manager during his 11 year career. He also spent over 2000 classroom hours as an instructor for the Community College of the Air Force. He joined Continental Airlines in 2007 as a B737 ground school instructor where he was handpicked to develop several aircraft systems curricula and syllabi for the Continental and United Airlines flight training departments. During this time, Kris earned his Master of Science degree in Educational Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University where he specialized in training development and adult education. Kris joined CPaT in 2017 where he is currently serving as the Director of Curriculum Development.


MIKE SCHULER 30+ Years

Boeing, Airbus, Embraer
Michael Schuler started his aviation career over 30 years ago as an aircraft dispatcher. Afterward, Michael joined Continental/United Airlines as a ground instructor, instructing on the B757, B767 and B787 aircraft. Michael retired from United Airlines August of 2016 and joined CPaT as a full time, in-house Consultant, covering the Boeing 747, 757, 767, 777 and 787.


BILL SEVERN 50+ Years

Airbus, Boeing
Bill Severn started his aviation career in the US Air Force as an instructor where he served for 20 years. After leaving the Air Force, Bill began his civilian career as a Ground School Instructor which lasted 30 years and included aircraft such as the B737, B757, B767, B787, L-1011 and A330. During his career he worked as an Instructional Systems Designer for AQP on the B737CL and curriculum developer for an A330 course. Bill worked as a Ground School Instructor for United Airlines and is now a consultant for CPaT where he brings his rich experience and expertise to the Airbus A320 and A330 CBTs as well as CPaT’s library of Boeing CBTs.


JIM TUCKER 30+ Years

Boeing
Jim Tucker started his flying career with a 6-year tour as a Navy pilot flying an S3A of the USS America. After leaving the Navy, Jim started his career as a commercial airline pilot with Braniff Airways flying a Boeing B727. This began a flying career that spanned 3 decades on aircraft ranging from the DC9 to the Boeing B777. After his flying career, Jim joined the staff of United Airlines training center in Houston where he trained B737 pilots until his departure in 2017. Jim augments CPaT’s staff of experts as a consultant with expertise with the B767, B757, B777, B737, and MD-80.


PAUL MCDERMOTT 45+ Years

Boeing
Paul attended USAF under graduate pilot training in 1971. His first assignment after pilot training was Forward Air Controller (FAC) flying the OV-10 Bronco in Southeast Asia. He returned to the USA a year later and flew the KC-135 until 1978. He upgraded to Aircraft Commander, instructor pilot, and Standardization Pilot during those 5 years. He left active duty and was hired by Braniff Airlines in 1978 where he was Flight Engineer and First Officer on the Boeing 727 until 1980. He was hired by the USAF Reserves in 1982 flying the KC-10 tanker until retiring in 1994. During this same period, Paul was hired by Continental Airlines. He was a B-727 Captain for 10 years until cross training to the B-737 where he was a B-737 Captain and Line Check Airman for eleven years until retirement in 2006. Paul was hired as a B737 ground school instructor in 2012 on the B-737 and joined CPaT’s SME consulting team in 2017.