Former interim president Michael Redenbaugh did not return to his previous job at Honeywell as reported. Instead, he accepted the post of CEO at Bell Helicopter. Redenbaugh, 44, succeeds John Murphey, who has been named Bell chairman emeritus after spending less than 18 months in the top slot. Murphey will focus on “strategic business development.”
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.
James Taylor, instrumental in marketing the Falcon Jet, Cessna Citation and Canadair Challenger, was appointed to the board of directors of VisionAire, the Chesterfield, Mo. company that is developing the VA-10 Vantage six-place, single-engine business jet. Taylor also is credited with turning around financially troubled Gates Learjet.
Thomas Hirschmann, Jet Aviation president and CEO and son of founder Carl Hirschmann Sr., has resigned from the family-owned business “to pursue other interests” and will henceforth have “no involvement in decision-making” at the company, a Jet Aviation spokesman told AIN late last month.
Donald Greene, 52, executive vice president of bizav equipment supplier Safe Flight Instrument and a son of company founder Leonard Greene, was killed on United Airlines Flight 93, the Boeing 757 that was hijacked and crashed in Pennsylvania on September 11.
Alan Darrow is the vice president, CFO and secretary of NATA. As such, he is responsible for ensuring the overall financial health of the organization, and as secretary he serves as the staff coordinator to the board of directors. He directs
all the member-service programs, including workers compensation, NATA Safety 1st and the convention.
With the shakeup in leadership at NBAA, what are your thoughts on the role of NATA in the immediate future?
Dallas-based Global Jet Shares, a fractional and jet membership card provider specializing in large-cabin business aircraft, named Mark Ozenick as its COO, with responsibilities for day-to-day operations and marketing and sales for the company.
Ozenick founded HeliFlite Shares, a helicopter fractional-ownership company.
Michael Forner, charter manager of Jimsair Aviation Services in San Diego, is one of several members of the business aviation community who are currently serving in the armed services. Forner, a member of the California Army National Guard, was called to active duty last May. He can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com.
Dassault Falcon Jet has named four new field service representatives (FSR) in the U.S. “The decision to make these assignments is part of a global strategy designed to strengthen service levels to all Falcon operators,” said Gerry Goguen, DFJ’s senior vice president of customer service.
Duncan Aviation has appointed Scott Shefke as Bombardier Challenger technical representative. He will serve as the technical advisor to Challenger customers and Duncan Aviation’s Challenger teams. “In the last three years, our Challenger business has grown to a point where it became obvious we needed to support customers with a dedicated technical representative,” said Rich Baeder, Duncan’s vice president of aircraft and FBO services.