ZOB Staff

Air Traffic Manager (ATM) -- atm[at]zobartcc[dot]com

Michael Scott (MS)

  • Responsible for all operations associated with the Cleveland ARTCC.
  • Reports to the region's Air Traffic Director and oversees operations and management for an assigned ARTCC.
  • Maintains an on line presence on the VATSIM server.
  • Functions as VATUSA HQ staff member. Attends periodic meetings to report on ARTCC activities and to stay abreast of VATUSA issues and policies.
  • Establishes an ARTCC web page and oversees its maintenance.
  • Initiates, obtains Air Traffic Director approval for, and maintains ARTCC Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Provides for coordination of position assignments and position restrictions when necessary.
  • Provides guidance and help to assigned controllers or guests. Optionally, establishes a staff of "Mentors" to assist new controllers and guests.
  • Works with Region Events Coordinator on events that may affect the ARTCC's operations.
  • Conducts testing and training as defined, and in accordance with, the VATUSA Training SOP.
  • Optionally, conducts additional training and testing on area-specific subjects.
  • Establishes an Assistant ATM position and defines the duties of that position. Submits selection to the region Air Traffic Director for final approval and announcement.
  • Nominates Instructor candidates to the Training Administrator or Training Director for Training Department approval and announcement
  • Recommends disciplinary actions to the region Air Traffic Director.

Deputy Air Traffic Manager (DATM) -- datm[at]zobartcc[dot]com

Jesse Kovacs (JK)

  • Monitors the day-to-day activities of the ARTCC.
  • Reports to the ARTCC's Air Traffic Manager.  
  • Assists in the development and execution of ARTCC projects.
  • Maintains an on line presence on the VATSIM server.
  • Functions as ARTCC senior staff member. Attends periodic meetings to report on ARTCC activities and to stay abreast of VATUSA issues and policies.
  • Assists in coordination of position assignments and position restrictions when necessary.
  • Provides guidance and help to assigned controllers or guests.
  • Conducts testing and training as defined, and in accordance with, the VATUSA Training SOP.
  • Optionally, conducts additional training and testing on area-specific subjects.  
  • Assumes the duties of the ATM when he is unavailable.

Training Administrator (TA) -- ta[at]zobartcc[dot]com

Joseph Ward (JW)

  • Responsible for the quality of the staff instructors and mentors.
  • Reports to the ARTCC's Air Traffic Manager and to the VATUSA Training Director.
  • Oversees and administers the ARTCC training program.  
  • Develops an implements training-related material and projects.
  • Ensures that ARTCC instructor positions are adequately staffed. Recruits new instructors and recommends appointments to the ARTCC ATM and the VATUSA Training Department.
  • Works with instructors and mentors to develop their knowledge and to ensure that training standards are being uniformly applied to all students. 
  • Tracks the progress of student controllers, including testing, promotions, and recurrent and remedial instruction.
  • Manages and leads the Training Division of ZOB.

Chief Flight Instructor (CFI) -- cfi[at]zobartcc[dot]com

Vacant.

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of pilot training.
  • Reports to the ARTCC's Deputy Air Traffic Manager.
  • Develops an implements training-related material and projects.
  • Ensures that ARTCC flight instructor positions are adequately staffed. Recruits new flight instructors and recommends appointments to the ARTCC DATM.
  • Works with flight instructors to develop their knowledge and to ensure that training standards are being uniformly applied to all pilots. 
  • Tracks the progress of pilots, including testing, check rides, and administers VATSIM P ratings.
  • Manages and maintains the ZOB Pilot Roster.

Events Coordinator (EC) -- events[at]zobartcc[dot]com

Jason Enoch (JE)

  • Reports to the ARTCC DATM and ATM. 
  • Identifies and develops events to generate traffic and to promote the ARTCC.
  • Implements and oversees approved events. 
  • Coordinates with neighboring ARTCCs to arrange support for ZOB-hosted events, and arranges ZOB support for neighboring events.
  • Maintains relationships with virtual airlines, coordinates support for VA-hosted events affecting the ZOB airspace.
  • Develops and distributes marketing material (graphics, news posts, forum posts, etc) to promote events and the ARTCC.
  • Leads and manages events division of ZOB.

Instructors (INS)

Jesse Kovacs (JK)
Michael Scott (MS)
Joseph Ward (JW)

  • Develops the air traffic control capabilities of the ARTCC members.
  • Reports to the ARTCC TA and the ATM. 
  • Assists in developing new training programs.
  • Assigns written tests to students.
  • Administers and assesses position certification practical exams, rating-promotion practical exams.
  • Identifies and recommends new mentors.

Mentors (MTR)

Zach Bates (ZB)
Ted Crowley (TX)

  • Assists in developing the air traffic control capabilities of the ARTCC staff.
  • Reports to the ARTCC TA and the ATM. 
  • Monitors, assists, and educates student controllers in air traffic control procedures and ARTCC standard operating procedures.
  • Recommends students for observation or testing to the staff instructors.

Webmaster (WM) -- webmaster[at]zobartcc[dot]com

Paul Suchko (PS)

  • Reports to the ATM.
  • Maintains, updates and manages the ARTCC web site.
  • Manages the ARTCC-assigned email accounts at the direction of the ATM.
  • Technical advisor to the ATM

Facility Engineer (FE) -- fe[at]zobartcc[dot]com

Scott Gray (SG)

  • Reports to the DATM
  • Maintains and updates sector files, SOP's LOA's and the ARTCC Operating Policy
  • Manages the ZOB Engineering Division
  • Works with VATUSA and other ARTCC's to approve LOA's and SOP's