People

Interviews with people of interest in aerospace, including those in industry, government and AIN’s “Bizav Warriors.” Topics include announcements of personnel changes, awards and final departures.

November 12, 2013 - 2:01pm

Lisa Piccione, who has served as NBAA’s senior vice president of government affairs for the past nine years, will be stepping down at the end of the year to move to Brussels with her husband, who has accepted an overseas position. “Lisa has been extremely effective at both raising the profile of business aviation among policymakers and opinion leaders, and helping them understand the tremendous benefits our industry provides to companies, communities and our country,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen. In her role at NBAA, Piccione has overseen outreach to the U.S.

November 7, 2013 - 2:35pm

Universal Avionics promoted Paul DeHerrera to the position of CEO. He takes over the role from Joachim “Ted” Naimer, who remains president and chairman of the board at the avionics manufacturer. DeHerrera began his career with Universal Avionics in 1994 as manager of OEM marketing at the company’s Tucson, Ariz. headquarters. He was later elevated to vice president of marketing and product support before being promoted to COO in January 2008.

November 5, 2013 - 3:55pm

In a string of promotions announced yesterday at Bombardier but not effective until January 1, Eric Martel will be president of Bombardier Business Aircraft, succeeding Steve Ridolfi, who will be senior vice president of strategy and mergers and acquisitions at Bombardier Inc. Meanwhile, Michel Ouellette will take over Martel’s current position–president of Bombardier customer services and specialized and amphibious aircraft–also at the turn of the new year.

November 5, 2013 - 2:45pm

FlightSafety International promoted Daniel MacLellan to vice president of operations. He assumes responsibility for operations at FlightSafety’s worldwide network of learning centers from senior vice president of operations Greg McGowan, who is retiring at the end of this year. In his new position, MacLellan will provide guidance and support for center operations, the development, management and delivery of training programs and interaction with aviation regulatory agencies worldwide.

November 3, 2013 - 5:35am

Alexander Mikheev has been named CEO of Russian Helicopters. He previously served as deputy CEO of Rosoboronexport, Russia’s weapon export agency.

October 31, 2013 - 3:15pm

Stuart Woods, a best-selling author, is the launch customer for the Cessna Citation M2, Cessna Aircraft announced at NBAA 2013.

October 31, 2013 - 3:10pm

Russell W. Meyer Jr., former chairman of the Cessna Aircraft Co., will receive the fourth annual Wichita Aero Club (WAC) trophy at the organization’s Trophy Gala on Jan. 25, 2014.

“Russ’s contributions to the aviation industry and to the local community are so numerous and so extensive that it would take a book just to list them. He is, without question, a great choice for the Wichita Aero Club Trophy,” said Dave Franson, WAC president.

October 24, 2013 - 10:50pm
Craig D. Huston, COO.

Banyan Air Service (Booth No. N4726) has announced the appointment of Craig Huston as chief operating officer for the FBO, which is located at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, in Florida.

Huston comes to Banyan with more than 18 years of leadership experience at large OEMs around the globe. He is responsible for overseeing all of Banyan’s operations, from FBO services to avionics repair, maintenance, parts and Banyan’s retail pilot shop.

October 24, 2013 - 4:10pm
Bill Cutter, Madison Cutter and Will Cutter.

Bill Cutter, Madison Cutter and Will Cutter put a bow on Cutter Aviation’s year-long 85th birthday celebration yesterday at the service provider’s booth (No. 9616). The company is the oldest and largest family-owned FBO chain in the U.S., operating nine bases in five states. Its most recent opened over the summer at Van Nuys Airport, Los Angeles.

October 23, 2013 - 8:00pm
Women in Corporate Aviation

NBAA’s convention and trade show is about networking, and no one knows how to network better than the women and men who are at the core of the non-profit Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA). Instead of holding down a booth, these generous individuals, with the support of the companies the work for, comb the halls as they work to create opportunities for those trying to break into the industry.

 
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