Esterline CMC Electronics (Hall 1, Stand B11), a provider of cockpit systems integration and avionics solutions worldwide, has appointed Christian Olivier as its vice president, operations. He will be responsible for operations, supply chain management, master planning, facilities management and IT across all three of the company’s facilities.
Antoine Ajarrista was promoted to senior vice president and general manager of Dassault Falcon’s Little Rock completion center. Ajarrista served as senior vice president of operational control at the Little Rock facility for the past three-and-a-half years. A graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Paris, with a master’s of science degree in engineering, Ajarrista was production director at Dassault’s Bordeaux-Merignac facility before moving to Little Rock.
The Toulouse Business School has designed a dedicated MBA program for the aerospace industry. According to Dr. Jacques Tournut, the school’s director of MBA and postgraduate programs, deep-seated changes in the industry have to be implemented by competent executives who have often left engineering to fill managerial roles for which they are not trained.