People in Aviation: June 2005
Jeff Bosque was named president of Associated Air Center. He replaced Rick Penshorn, who resigned in April for personal reasons. Bosque was previously v-p of sales and marketing for the aircraft completions company. Garrett/Piedmont Hawthorne/Associated named Roger Wolfe executive v-p of operations for the combined company. Wolfe was most recently general manager and vice president for Honeywell Airframe Systems. Winston Mahabir was named director of market intelligence for the combined company. Mahabir was once director of international marketing strategies for Gulfstream.
Bernd Schramm was promoted to v-p and general manager of Jet Aviation Geneva. He was most recently general manager for the company’s Basel, Switzerland location. Jet Aviation named Toni Gisler v-p and general manager of the company’s Jeddah, Saudi Arabia location.
Eric Peterson joined East Farmingdale, N.Y.-based Summit Aviation as v-p of aircraft management sales.
Los Angeles-based TWC Aviation hired Jay Arcemont as assistant director of operations; Angela Rice as flight coordinator; and Roger Moon as charter sales representative.
Signature Flight Support announced the following promotions: Allen Cable to general manager of its Bradley International Airport facility in Hartford, Conn.; Scott Nixon to general manager of its St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport FBO; Joyce Ryan to regional human resources manager for the eastern region; Chris Breese to general manager at its Orlando International Airport facility; and Joe Gibney to senior director of marketing. Gibney was most recently general manager of the company’s Jacksonville, Fla. facility.
Lynwood, Wash.-based Crane Aerospace & Electronics, a segment of the Crane Co., named Jay Hall as v-p of business development. He was most recently aftermarket business unit manager for Valcor Engineering Corp. in Springfield, N.J.
Executive Jet Management named Jeff Reid as v-p of subcontract and vendor relations. He was previously the v-p of information technology. The company also named the following five new charter service managers: Mark Cullen, Cincinnati; Susan Wagner and Greg Johnston, Columbus, Ohio; Erin Salafia, Teterboro, N.J.; and Kirsten Krueger, San Jose, Calif.
Chesterfield, Mo.-based Thunder Aviation named Michial DeVore as west regional sales manager. He was most recently a pilot for Jack Henry and Associates in Monett, Mo.
Phoenix-based Cutter Aviation named Brad Kathrins as director of flight management and Eric Pfister as director of fuel procurement and sales.
Michael O’Leary was recently named avionics sales manager for Chesterfield, Mo.-based JetCorp.
Aviation Material and Technical Support (Avmats) named Gilbert Moore to its outside sales team.
Dave Davenport was promoted to manager of FlightSafety International’s Savannah Learning Center.
Bombardier Aerospace promoted Peter Likoray to sales director for new and pre-owned aircraft in Canada.
Erturk Yildiz was named station manager of PrivatPort at Geneva International Airport. PrivatPort, a joint venture between PrivatAir and Swissport, provides handling services for private jets. Meanwhile, PrivatAir added Steve Courtiss and Tracy Cassalia as charter sales representatives at its U.S. corporate headquarters in Stratford, Conn.
Brendon Docherty established Docherty Aviation to assist companies and individuals with business aircraft transactions and strategic planning. The company provides needs analyses, turnkey transaction assistance, aircraft brokerage services and fractional share assistance. Docherty, who was involved in AlliedSignal’s TCAS development program, can be reached at (847) 832-0548.
Vista, Calif.-based Sandel Avionics hired William Elliott and Chuck Freeland as regional sales managers. Elliott will serve the eastern region and Freeland will serve the western region.