MAPS Air Museum announces Kim Kovesci as Executive Director
Kim is a resident of Green and has been married for 32 years to Christine. They have three children; Benjamin, Brian and Rebecca. He is a member of MAPS, is the crew chief on the A7E restoration project and has been a MAPS Director for the past year.
He spent four years in the US Navy and is a Vietnam Veteran, serving in the Gulf of Tonkin with VA-105 aboard the USS Saratoga.
He is a Graduate from Canton South High School, received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Akron and his MBA from Kent State University.
He worked for various area companies such as; Monsanto, Goodyear Aerospace later Loral Defense Systems, Kidron Truck Body, Innovative Consultants, Archbishop Hoban High School, is currently a business and MI&S professor at Kent State University – Stark Branch.
Kim said, The people at MAPS are very special, I am humbled to be a part of an organization that contains so much honor within its membership. One of our tour guides is Bob Withee, a P-51 Mustang pilot and flew in the Pacific during WWII. Bob made a comment that sums it all up, “This is such a wonderful place. People are so excited about our military airplanes that the stories just start to flow out of them. You never know what interesting thing you will learn on any given day.”
Kim said, “We have made a lot of changes at MAPS over the last couple of years. Our members are actively working on the restoration of almost 50% of our 28 aircraft. We have improved the infrastructure of the organization, have increased advertising and are beginning to see the results of improved communication. We are adding several events that focus specifically on our Mission Statement which involves aviation education. I appreciate the opportunity and I look forward to the challenge of helping move MAPS to the next level.”