People in Aviation: July 2005
Meggitt/S-Tec announced that it has promoted two employees to director positions. Greg Plantz, formerly the regional sales manager for the Midwest, is now the director of sales; James Brown will become the director of supply chain management.
FlightSafety International promoted John Marino to vice president of government relations. Marino was most recently sales and marketing manager for Asia.
Sanjay Aggarwal has been named Flight Options v-p of operations and planning.
Bill Monroe, vice president of sales, Eastern U.S., and Doug Smith, sales director, mid-Atlantic territory, will now be based at Bombardier’s new Eastern U.S. sales operation for Challengers and Globals in Baltimore.
Michael McMillan, president of S-Tec, has been appointed to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association board of directors. McMillan will help set the association’s overall policy direction.
William Trimble III was elected chairman of the AOPA Board of Trustees. Trimble succeeds Paul Heintz, who led the board since 2002.
Raytheon Aircraft Company announced several promotions. The company named Brad Stancil, formerly v-p of piston engine aircraft sales and resale sales, president of domestic Beechcraft sales. Don Mercer, most recently manager of pre-owned sales for the Beechcraft line, has been named director of Beechcraft resale. Kevin Parker will become general manager of the company’s aircraft servicing facility in Fulton County, Ga.
Anthony Kioussis is the vice president and new head of Jet Aviation’s aircraft sales division in the U.S. Kioussis has previously worked for British Aerospace and JSSI.
Universal Avionics promoted Paul DeHerrera to v-p of marketing and product support. DeHerrera was most recently senior marketing director for the company.
Stacey Hollis was named southeast regional engine manager for Pratt & Whitney Canada engine products. John Wright, the company’s v-p of business aviation and military engines, is retiring this month. Wright joined United Aircraft of Canada (which later became Pratt & Whitney Canada) in 1970 as an installation engineer.
Dayton, Ohio-based National Aviation Hall of Fame appointed Ron Kaplan to executive director. Kaplan has served as interim executive director since December.
Houston-based JB&A Aviation named Hester Smith director of research. Smith joined the company from Boeing, where she was a business analyst for Phantom Works, Boeing’s R&D unit.
New York-based consulting group TRC named Dr. Cheng Hsu chief science officer; Dr. Christopher Carothers chief technology officer; and Linda Cure director of marketing. All three will work with the company’s Internet-based AirCraft Valuator.
Stevens Aviation has promoted Ward Brooks to vice president of aircraft sales.
Andrew Stark has joined Par Avion as vice president of aircraft sales.
Northern California-based Sunset Aviation has named Cheri Koppenal manager of client services and flight scheduling.
Alteon Training has named Keith Williams v-p for the Asia-Pacific region.
Execujet named Rainer Wenz sales and marketing director for Europe.
Brenda Seaman has been promoted to assistant manager of FlightSafety’s Atlanta Learning Center. Seaman replaces Dave Davenport, now manager of the company’s Savannah Learning Center.
Gulfstream Aerospace has appointed Dan O’Malley vice president and general manager of its Mexicali, Mexico facility.
Midcoast Aviation announced two promotions in its integrated product team program: Charlie Wittman was named senior manager and Tim King will become manager of planning and control.
Signature Flight Support has named Tim Wray general manager of its FBO operations at Jacksonville International Airport and Cecil Field, both in Jacksonville, Fla.
Cristiano Piroli has become Dallas Airmotive’s regional sales manager for Brazil. The company named Henrique “Ricky” Delgado Dos Santos regional sales manager for sub-Saharan Africa. Joseph Tulowitzki will become the company’s northeast regional engine manager for Honeywell TFE731 engines and APUs and Pratt & Whitney Canada PW300 series engines.
Baseops World Fuel has named Gordon Berturelli senior executive of international business development.
Englewood, Colo.-based Mayo Aviation named Greg Laabs general manager of maintenance.
Tony Marlow has been named general manager of the Van Nuys facility for Raytheon Aircraft Services.
Tulsa, Okla.-based Aircraft Components appointed Paul Warren general manager.
Western Aircraft named Carl Coffelt its Pilatus PC-12 technical representative.
Carlsbad, Calif.-based Schubach Aviation has named Christena Ferran director of sales and marketing.
ExcelAire, based at New York’s Mac-Arthur Airport, announced two promotions. David Rimmer, formerly v-p of charter services, is now senior v-p. Kim McLoughlin has been promoted from charter sales representative to charter manager.
Cincinnati-based Jet Associates has named Kathy Tyler v-p of business development. The company also named Jim Abbott program manager, government systems.
Duncan Aviation named Steve Craig designated alteration station administrator at its facility in Lincoln, Neb. At Duncan’s Battle Creek, Mich., facility, Alan Huggett will be the airframe service sales representative for Learjets and Challengers.
Portland, Maine-based Northeast Air has added two members to its staff. Shawn Falkner joins the company as an avionics systems engineer and Carl Wize will be an avionics installation specialist.
Former FAA Administrator Allan McArtor was elected president of The Wings Club, a private membership club that aims to preserve the history and traditions of aviation.
Mach One International and Business Wings joined to become Flinn Zachary Aviation Group, which will offer both aircraft dispersal and acquisition services.
Six employees–Brian Wing, Kirk Newland, James Thiele, Steve Ogden, Mark Whitman and James Anderson–of Houston-based Wing Aviation participated in the BP MS 150 Bike Tour benefiting the Lone Star chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The April event raised $10 million.