NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbis International is saddened to announce the passing of longtime Board Member,Bruce Whitman. Bruce passed away early Wednesday, October 10, with his family by his side.
Kevin McAllister, Chairman of the Orbis International Board,
Bruce was President, CEO and Chairman for FlightSafety International. Bruce joined FlightSafety International in 1961 as Assistant to the President after two years as Senior Executive Assistant with the National Business Aircraft Association. Later that year, he was elected Vice President and a Director of the company. In 1962, he was named Executive Vice President. He was promoted to CEO in 2003.
About OrbisOrbis is a leading global non-governmental organization that has been a pioneer in the prevention and treatment of blindness for over 30 years. Orbis transforms lives by delivering the skills, resources and knowledge needed to deliver accessible quality eye care. Working in collaboration with local partners including hospitals, universities, government agencies and ministries of health, Orbis provides hands-on ophthalmology training, strengthens healthcare infrastructure and advocates for the prioritization of eye health on public health agendas. Orbis operates the world's only Flying Eye Hospital, a fully accredited ophthalmic teaching hospital on board an MD-10 aircraft. To learn more, please visit orbis.org.
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