Redbird Flight Simulations of Austin, Texas has announced a key addition to its executive leadership team with the hiring of Michael Clifford as chief operating officer.

"Mike's deep management experience in computer technology, logistics, and consumer products from his time as a technology executive with both PepsiCo and Dell Computers and CIO at Whole Foods is a great addition to Redbird's executive team as the company continues to focus on expanding its global customer base and prepares for the launch of a long list of new products," said Redbird COO, Todd Wilinger.

Mr. Clifford is probably best known for his 12 years at the technology helm of Whole Foods Market, the $11B supermarket giant specializing in organic foods.