January 10, 2019: ESP today announced a new management structure with simplified roles and responsibilities to drive operational excellence. ESP is happy to announce Mr. Michael Motko as our Chief Operating Officer (COO). John Russell, ESP’s Owner, President and CEO said “We have taken a fresh look at our organizational structure and are realigning our management team to improve our focus, better leverage ESP’s capabilities and deliver increased value for our customers”.
Michael has over 20 years’ experience in the private sector and has held positions within the modeling and simulation industry of Senior Vice President and General Manager, Program Manager, Operations Manager, and Vice President of Business Development for major Department of Defense contractors. In addition, Michael is a retired United States Air Force officer, fighter pilot, combat veteran and with over 7,000 hours of flight time in multiple fighter aircraft. He serves as the Executive Vice President of the Sunshine Chapter of the Association of the United States Army, on the board of directors for the Central Florida Council of the Navy League of the United States, and the Central Florida Veteran Memorial Foundation. Michael is a life member of the National Defense Industrial Association, Air Force Association, Association of the United States Army and the National Guard Association of the United Sates and the Military Officer Association of America. In addition, his memberships also include the Navy League of the United States, National Center for Simulation and the National Training and Simulation Association.
As part of the company's new management structure, Michael will help manage operations of the programs and contracts department, subject to the CEO's long-term decision making and day-to-day management of the company as a whole. As COO, Michael will provide operational management, as he helps ESP in the execution of growth-focused strategies. In addition to fostering a success oriented, accountable environment within ESP, he will monitor customer satisfaction levels through direct contact with every customer of ESP.