VATCAR Executive Committee

Ernesto Martinez, Division Director
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The Director’s duties are to provide leadership to the organization, approve all policies (Division & FIR) and be the direct link to VATSAMC. He also chairs the VATCAR’s executive committee.

VACANT, Deputy Division Director
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The Deputy Director’s duties are to replace the Director in his absence and to be the moderator for all topics of the VATCAR’s forum. The Deputy Director works in close partnership with the Director as advisor. He also serves as co-chair of the executive committee.

VACANT, Division Training Director
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The Training Director duties are to oversee all VATCAR training procedures, testing procedures and promotions procedures. He is responsible to monitor the currency of VATCAR online exams. He is responsible to monitor the training and promotion procedures of the FIRs and to keep the Executive Committee informed as to their compliance to VATCAR and VATSIM policies. As Training Director, he/she approves promotions for senior controller, instructor, and senior instructor. He is a member of the VATCAR’s executive committee.

Juan Rodriguez, Division Conflict Resolution Manager
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The Director of Conflict Resolution assists VATCAR in reviewing all formal complaints directed to the EC about alleged infractions of VATCAR or VATSIM codes of conduct and report and/or make recommendations to the EC regarding possible action. He also has duties related to the VATSIM Conflict Resolution Committee with responsibilities to VATSIM in keeping with this role.

Diarra Hoyte, Events Director
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The Events Director’s duties are to organize, promote events and be a liaison between VATCAR and the rest of VATSIM with regards Events. He is also responsible to establish and maintain communication with Virtual airlines and communicating with VATSIM, so as to have VATCAR Events posted in the VATSIM forum and on the VATSIM Homepage. He is a member of the VATCAR’s executive committee.

VACANT, Hit Squad Coordinator
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The Hit Squad Coordinator is responsible for maintaining an active roster of controllers who are certified to control in all VATCAR FIR’s. Additionally this position works with FIRs to find additional controllers when needed by using the Hit Squad resources.

Roël Gonzalez, Information Systems Manager
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The Information System Manager is responsible for the development and security of VATCAR’s information resources. This is includes but not limited to: Websites, databases, communications services and applications. He is a member of the VATCAR’s executive committee.

VATCAR Air Traffic Managers

David Downs, Curacao FIR

Miguel A. Armas, Havana FIR

Njeri Carroo, Kingston FIR

Shaquille McIntosh, Nassau FIR

Justin Edwards, Piarco FIR

Jiancarlos Paredes, San Juan CERAP

Ernesto Martinez (interim), Santo Domingo & Port-Au-Prince FIR

Caribbean Division Supervisors

EJ Davis
Mark Smith
Hal Butts
Oliver Gibbons
Barry Theodore
Ernesto Martinez
David Downs

VATCAR IST Members

Roël Gonzalez, VATCAR7 / Lead
Justin Edwards, Team Member
Jiancarlos Paredes, Team Member