Thursday, August 1, 2013
Jupiter Avionics, based in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, appointed Bryan Hart as its sales and marketing director.
Hart has more than 10 years of experience in the avionics industry as an accomplished sales professional with proven success in territory management, strategic planning and business development. Previously, he was the director of sales for Artex and Kannad.
Dale G. Farr
Astronics Corp., based in East Aurora, N.Y., named Dale G. Farr as rotary sales manager for its line of Max-Viz Enhanced Vision Systems.
Farr joins Astronics after serving as aviation safety manager and tanker pilot for Erickson Air-Crane. He retired from the U.S. Army in 2001 as a chief warrant officer four master aviator where he was a military standardization instructor pilot. He has type ratings in the Sikorsky SK64-E/F and S-70. His rotor-wing flight experience also includes Eurocopter BO 105, Agusta A109 MK II, Bell 206BIII, Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk, and Sikorsky MH-60K Blackhawk.
Satcom Direct, of Satellite Beach, Fla., promoted Wayne Hundsdorfer to chief operating officer. Hundsdorfer joined Satcom Direct in 2007 as director of business aviation sales and most recently was vice president of sales for North, South and Central America.
Prior to joining Satcom Direct, Hundsdorfer worked for Honeywell as the Midwest Regional Sales Manager. His 31 years of business aviation experience includes senior field representative positions with Gulfstream Aerospace and McDonnell Douglas and director of sales at Midcoast Aviation.
Cobham named Robert Mullins to the position of executive vice president, Corporate Strategy and Mergers and Acquisitions, based initially at the group’s Corporate North America office in Arlington, Va.
Before Cobham, Mullins was senior vice president, corporate strategy for Alliant Techsystems. From 2002 to 2010, Mullins was employed by Northrop Grumman, serving in a number of executive positions. Prior to Northrop Grumman, he was a member of the research staff at The RAND Corporation.
Flight Display Systems, based in Alpharetta, Ga., named Reed Macdonald chief operating officer. Macdonald will oversee all aspects of company operations including research, product design, manufacturing, logistics, customer service, accounting and finance.
Macdonald brings 15 years of leadership experience in technology companies within the aerospace and defense and manufacturing industries. He most recently was chief financial officer of MissionMobility, a Solutions Engineering company that develops and integrates secure, deployable Baseband Communication Solutions.