Over the past 19 years, John Cress has been fully immersed in aviation. His journey had humble beginnings and has progressed to pilot/instructor/check airman as well as program manager and Director of Operations. This progression provides John with an understanding of all aspects of aviation operations. Combined with his of 9,300 hours in the cockpit and worldwide operations experience, makes for a well rounded aviator.
John is a graduate from Westmont College, earning a degree in Engineering Physics with a minor in Business Administration in 1994. Earning his Private Pilot certificate at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University following his college career, John worked as a fueler/line tech to help pay his way through the remainder of his pilot training. Within a year he became a flight instructor and was quickly hired by the company charter department. This experience led to John being hired by Dillard’s Department Stores. After Dillard’s decided to move operations out of Phoenix, John was hired by another local company before finding a home at Gemini Air Group in 1997.
As Director of Operations at Gemini Air Group, John’s focus is safety. His goal, along with the President, is to continually structure the organization and allocated resources to maintain this focus on safety while providing a level of customer service and a customer experience unequalled in the industry.