Mark Gassaway, founder and President of Aerocomputers, passed away on Monday, March 17. He will be missed by his many friends in the aviation community. Mark was both a pilot and an engineer. These combined interests led to the foundation of Aerocomputers in 1993. Aerocomputers went on to become the first company to develop a tactical moving map solution for public safety organizations in the United States and aboard. Mark accomplished these goals with an outstanding team of people. In an act of loyalty toward his team and a sense of respect towards his customers – many of whom he considered friends – Mark had developed a succession plan for the family owned company going forward. Kathy Tarr, long-time financial advisor to Aerocomputers, has acted as Mark's voice within the company over the last several months, and in keeping with Mark's vision for the company will step up to the position of president.
In lieu of flowers Mark's family has suggested a contribution in his name to a local flight school or an aviation scholarship program.