Metron Aviation, a subsidiary of Airbus Americas based in Dulles, Va., promoted Jim Gaughan to chief operating officer. Previously he was executive vice president and general manager of the Advanced Research and Engineering Business Unit. Gaughan has more than 25 years experience in traffic management, systems engineering, software development, product integration and testing.
In addition, Alan Bloodgood has been promoted to Gaughan’s former role of senior vice president and general manager of the Advanced Research and Engineering Business Unit. Bloodgood has more than 20 years of experience in air traffic management, real-time software engineering, systems integration and program management.
North Atlantic Industries (NAI), based in Bohemia, N.Y., appointed Eugene Rudland chief operating officer (COO). He is a 26-year industry veteran and most recently was COO of NAI’s largest board assembly sub-contractor.
Rudland has extensive contract manufacturing experience. Previously, he was general manager of one of Sanmina-SCI’s largest U.S.-based factories.
Sandel Avionics, based in Vista, Calif., named Reb L. Risty director of marketing. She will be responsible for growing the overall brand awareness of Sandel’s displays and safety products with a focus on building even greater acceptance of it HeliTAWS wire and terrain alerting system.
Risty has held executive positions with international marketing and telecommunications organizations, including the World Trade Center-San Diego and Qualcomm.
Northrop Grumman promoted Michelle A. Scarpella to vice president for the Northrop Grumman’s F-35 program. Scarpella most recently was vice president of the company’s F/A-18 programs, which included management of the F-5 and T-38 aircraft programs. Since joining Northrop Grumman in 1987, Scarpella has held positions of increasing responsibility in a number of key organizations, including program management, global supply chain and quality. She also has worked on the B-2, Joint STARS and E-2C Hawkeye programs.
The company also appointed Stephen D. Hogan vice president of the F/A-18 program. He will also maintain his current assignment where he has led the E/A-18G Growler and E/A-6B programs. Since joining the company, Hogan has held many positions, including EA-18G and EA-6B program director; sector director of Navy and Marine Corps programs; director of acquisition programs; and director of maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Previously, he worked for the Department of the Navy.
ITT Exelis, based in Clifton, N.J., named Henry Bourne senior director of Engineering for the Electronic Systems division. Bourne succeeds Sal Paonessa, who retired in January. Bourne will be in charge of the Engineering center of excellence for three of the division’s business areas: integrated electronic warfare systems, airborne electronic attack, and communications and force protection systems.
Most recently, Borne was director of the rotary wing and customer service business for Exelis. Prior to that, he served in technical and engineering leadership roles with Electro-Nucleonics, The Singer Company’s Kearfott division and Allied Signal/Honeywell.
The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), an industry association based in Arlington, Va., appointed William Greenwalt vice president of acquisition policy.
Previously, Greenwalt was deputy director for the Surveys and Investigations staff of the House Appropriations Committee. There he provided bipartisan support for oversight activities as directed by the members and staff of the Appropriations Committee and its 12 subcommittees. He also served as director of federal acquisition policy for Lockheed Martin and deputy undersecretary of Defense Industrial Policy.
Gulfstream Aerospace named Trevor Esling regional senior vice president, International Sales, Europe, Middle East and Africa, to be based in London. Esling has more than 25 years experience in the aviation industry and most recently was senior vice president of international sales, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia for Cessna Aircraft. Prior to that, he worked for BAe Commercial Aircraft, BAe Corporate Jets and Raytheon Aircraft Inc.
The company also promoted Steven Meng to regional sales manager for Product Support Sales in Southern California. He is based in Long Beach, Calif., and will be responsible for the sale of maintenance, paint and interior upgrades as well as avionics modifications to Gulfstream and non-Gulfstream operators in Los Angeles, San Diego and the surrounding areas. Prior to this position, he was a senior internal sales manager for Product Support Sales at Gulfstream’s facility in Long Beach. He also worked as a service team manager, service center crew chief and lead technician while at Gulfstream Long Beach.
Landmark Aviation named Andrew Storey as Canada area manager. He will assume management responsibilities for the company’s three Canadian sites as well as continuing in his role as general manager of their Toronto location.
Storey has been in the industry for more than 25 years.
West Star Aviation named Trevor Frase as maintenance manager at its Dallas Love Field (DAL) location. With more than 14 years of experience in the aviation industry, Trevor has a background in quality assurance, fleet management and all requirements within Part 135 Certificate Operations.