People in Aviation: September 2007

 - August 28, 2007, 4:23 AM

Jean-Paul Herteman has been named chairman and CEO of the Safran supervisory board. He succeeds Jean-Paul Béchat, whose term expired on September 2. In addition, Jean-Paul Ebanga is replacing Michel Dechelotte as chairman and CEO of PowerJet, a subsidiary of Safran’s Snecma.

NetJets has appointed Benjamin Murray president and CEO of its wholly owned subsidiary Executive Jet Management. He was most recently vice president for new business development for NetJets sales. He replaces Al Pod.

John Wolf has been named chairman of Adam Aircraft. He most recently served as COO of Fairchild Dornier in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.

Elliott Aviation has named U.S. Air Force veteran Mick Harrison president and COO. He most recently served as general manager of the Bombardier Wichita service center. Wynn Elliott will remain chairman and CEO.

Munich-based MTU Aero Engines Holding has named Egon Behle CEO, effective the beginning of next year. He previously served as CEO for ZF Lenksysteme in Schwäbisch Gmünd. He succeeds Udo Stark, whose term expires at year-end.

United Arab Emirates-based Royal Jet has appointed Shane O’Hare president and CEO and Andrew Bray vice president of operations.

Marc Viggiano has been named chief strategy officer of Sensis. Antonio Lo Brutto will now lead the company’s air traffic system division.

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has appointed Lindsey McFarren director of the recently established Air Charter Safety Foundation. In her previous capacity as NATA’s manager of regulatory affairs, McFarren was responsible for charter and flight training issues.

Mark Weir, a 20-year Boeing veteran, has joined Sabreliner as senior director of its Ste. Genevieve, Mo. operation.

Gulfstream Aerospace has announced the following appointments: Tray Crow, director of completion design; Bill Williams, v-p of product support materials; and Laurence Hanson, engineering authorized representative administrator for the Gulfstream designated certification office.

Portland, Maine-based Maine Aviation has announced the promotion of Ryan Clyde to director of operations.

The Northrop Grumman board of directors has elected Mark Rabinowitz as corporate vice president and treasurer, succeeding James Sanford, who will retire at the end of the year. Rabinowitz previously served as vice president and assistant treasurer.

Douglas Crowther has been named vice president of operations for West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Galaxy Aviation.

Hawker Beechcraft has announced the following appointments: Gail Lehman, vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary; Raymond Bennett, regional sales director for the Upper Midwest, including Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota; and Nigel Whiteman, field service operations in Delhi, India.

John Ricciardelli is joining Eclipse Aviation as v-p for customer experience and support services.

Amrel has named Mark Roy v-p of sales and marketing for the company’s power division.

John Hopkinson & Associates has named Robert Mattoon vice president and general manager of the airline division.

Dorothy White has joined Jet Aviation as regional sales director for charter support services and aircraft management at the Jet Aviation FBO facilities at St. Louis Downtown Airport.

Lowell Faulkenberry has been named director of finance for FlightSafety Simulation.

The Salina Airport Authority has named David Wiles manager of operations.

Kleerdex has named Michael Karr its North American business manager.

Million Air Dallas named Trent Kowalski chief pilot.

Jason Chen has been appointed site leader of the Crane Aerospace & Electronics Kaohsiung, Taiwan site.

Alberto Cervantes has joined King Aerospace as purchasing manager. Frederick Lawson has joined the company as interior manager.

Justin Merkling has joined Duncan Aviation as a technical representative for Citations.

Terry Taylor has joined the Chance Aviation sales team.

Art Chapman, who previously held senior design and management positions at Cessna and LearFan, has opened Chapman Interiors Research International in Reno, Nev. The firm will offer specialized consulting services in transportation interiors research and development.

Mike Mosier has joined the board of directors of Aviation Technology Group.

Bobby Patton has been promoted to the position of director of sales at Raisbeck Engineering. Nick Nicholson is now the sales manager for Learjet performance systems, Anne Lockemy has been selected as a marketing assistant and Kelli Dukleth has been hired as a sales assistant. The company also announced the appointments of Shirley Davis as manufacturing engineer and Gene Stanton as sustaining engineer.

Chevron Global Aviation appointed Gregg Rorabaugh manager of major accounts in the general aviation group.

Aircell has appointed Sergio Aguirre OEM sales manager. He previously held positions in sales, aircraft completions and program management for companies such as Gulfstream Aerospace and Airshow.

Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Clifford Development has hired Alden Andre as the FJ44 engine retrofit sales manager.

Thrane & Thrane has appointed Scott Hall as account executive of its North American division. He previously worked in avionics sales and marketing.

John Brasfield has been promoted to assistant manager of the FlightSafety Wichita Cessna Learning Center.

John Sklarow has joined Shadin Avionics as configuration management supervisor. He has worked for United Defense, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell and Control Data. Vijay Muralidaran joins the company as a manufacturing engineer. He previously worked for Goodrich and the Center for Nanoscience and Engineering.

Chelton Flight Systems has hired Vince Cooper as senior engineer for avionics systems and Bill Brodegard as senior engineer for certification.

Greg Panzarella has joined Denver-based Wetzel Aviation as an aircraft salesman.

Transport Risk Management has added John Lord to its sales production department.

William “Ty” Slaven has joined the avionics installation sales team at J.A. Air Center at DuPage Airport in West Chicago.

Waypoint Partners has announced the addition of Mark Mamelson to the business
aviation consulting team.

Paul Edzards and Ryan Green have joined the avionics department at Executive
Beechcraft STL.