Aircell, based in Broomfield, Colo., named John Hinton regional sales manager. He is responsible for assisting business aircraft operators and aftermarket installation facilities with their in-flight connectivity needs in the Northeastern United States.
A veteran of the business aviation industry, Hinton comes to Aircell with knowledge of today’s airborne communications systems and services. Prior to joining Aircell, he was a principal sales manager with Rockwell Collins.
Gulfstream appointed Joseph Rivera as director of International Operations. In this position, which is based in Savannah, Ga., Rivera is responsible for oversight of Gulfstream’s three international service centers in Beijing; Luton, England; and Sorocaba, Brazil.
Rivera worked for Gulfstream from 1997 to 2006 before joining Bombardier, where he was the general manager for Bombardier’s Tucson, Ariz., service center. Previously Rivera was general manager for the Bombardier service center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
TIMCO Aviation Services, based in Greensboro, N.C., named Mark Davis senior vice president, MRO sales. Davis will have responsibility for customer accounts related to the company’s airframe base maintenance business, the TIMCO LineCare line maintenance and cabin refurbishment network and the TIMCO Engine Center.
Davis, who has been with TIMCO since 2008, has managed several of TIMCO’s key airframe maintenance customer accounts. Prior to joining TIMCO, Davis spent 30 years with United Airlines, holding a variety of leadership roles with a focus on vendor-provider relationship management.
Greenwich AeroGroup, based in Wichita, Kan., expanded its sales team. Brian Sprecher has joined the company as mid-south regional manager for Greenwich’s MROs. Most recently he was aircraft maintenance sales manager at Landmark Aviation. He will be based in Charleston, S.C.
Additionally, Greenwich AeroGroup named Walt Marcy as MRO avionics sales manager. With more than 25 years experience, he previously worked for Tulsair Beechcraft, Duncan Aviation and Haggan Aviation. Marcy will be based at Western Aircraft in Boise, Idaho.
Pro Star Aviation, based in Londonderry, N.H., appointed Clark Gordon director of sales. Gordon will be responsible for implementing new avionics programs and will support the continued expansion of the company.
Gordon has 30 years of aviation industry experience. He started his career in product support with Bendix’s General Aviation Avionics Division. He moved into avionics sales during his tenure with Duncan Aviation then vice president of sales for TrueNorth Avionics and his most recent position as Pro Star Aviation’s director of marketing.
Vancouver, B.C.-based CHC Helicopter hired Peter Bartolotta as chief operating officer and president of the company’s Helicopter Services division.
A former operations manager at AlliedSignal/Honeywell, Bartolotta joins CHC from Morrisville, N.C.-based computer firm Lenovo Corp., where he was senior vice president of global services.
Triumph Group, based in Berwyn, Pa., named Jeffry D. Frisby CEO.
Frisby joined the company in 1998 as president of Frisby Aerospace, upon its acquisition by Triumph. In 2000, he became group president of the Triumph Control Systems Group and was later named group president of the Triumph Aerospace Systems Group upon its formation in 2003. In 2009, Frisby was appointed president and chief operating officer of Triumph.
Thomas L. Hendricks was named president of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). He succeeds James K. Coyne, who has served as NATA’s president since 1994.
Hendricks most recently was senior vice president, safety, security and operations for Airlines 4 America, where he was responsible for all core airline technical and operational functions. Hendricks previously worked with Delta Air Lines as director of line operations and a chief pilot for flight operations.
Chris Maupin was named director of FBO services at Jet Aviation’s recently acquired Houston Hobby Airport FBO.
Prior to joining Jet Aviation, Maupin spent 14 years at Universal Weather and Aviation where he was a part of the team that opened the first FBO in Mumbai, India. He is an international planning expert and fuel market analyst.
Bombardier Aerospace appointed Fernando Lacerda Da Silva as sales director of new aircraft responsible for Brazil.
Fernando joins Bombardier with a 25-year sales career that includes 12 years of Latin American business aircraft sales experience, as well as previous sales successes with Bombardier jets in Brazil.
Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, based in Wichita, Kan., added Lindsay Koster as controller.
Koster, who is a Certified Public Accountant, brings knowledge of public and private accounting with particular emphasis in the application of accounting principles, tax rules and IRS regulations.