THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOHN J. GOGLIA AS MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD The President announced today his intent to nominate John J. Goglia
as a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
Mr. John J. Goglia, of Massachusetts, has served on the NTSB since August of 1995. He is the first working A & P mechanic to serve on the NTSB. From 1991 through 1995, Mr. Goglia was an Aviation Issues and Enforcement/Safety Specialist with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. From 1966 to 1995, Mr. Goglia was employed at USAir, Logan International Airport in a variety of capacities; from 1988 to 1990, Mr. Goglia served as lead line maintenance; from 1984 to 1988, Mr. Goglia served as an Inspector; from 1972 to 1984, Mr. Goglia was a lead mechanic; and from 1966 to 1972, Mr. Goglia served as a line maintenance mechanic. Mr. Goglia is considered an expert on human factors in the mechanic's workplace and a specialist in regulatory issues. Mr. Goglia also has over 32 years of aviation experience and is an internationally recognized expert in aviation maintenance and aircraft operations.
The NTSB is an independent agency that determines the probable cause of transportation accidents and promotes transportation safety throughout the nation. The NTSB conducts safety studies, evaluates the effectiveness of government agencies' transportation safety programs, and reviews appeals of adverse actions by the U.S. Department of Transportation regarding pilot and mariner certificate licenses.