Friday, June 1, 2007
Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Lynnwood, Wash., named Clarence Au-Young vice president of Landing Systems Value Stream. Au-Young will be responsible for the entire Landing Systems value stream process from product concept to launch and from order to delivery.
Au-Young joined Crane in 2005 as director of program management for Landing Systems and Cabin Solutions. Before that, he was with Honeywell Aerospace, where he was employed for 18 years, most recently as vice president of Airbus business, and before that vice president of regional and business jet business.
Era Corp., Alexandria, Va., named Bill Colligan vice president and general manager of its Airport Operations Solutions group. Colligan has more than 20 years of experience in operations analysis, systems engineering and air traffic management programs.
Colligan spent six years as president and chief operating officer of CSSI, a systems engineering, analysis and IT solutions company. At CSSI, Colligan was the technical lead on numerous projects with FAA, the Department of Defense and NASA, and provided guidance and strategic planning for CSSI regarding all proposals and business development activities associated with CSSI’s technical business base.
Previously, Colligan spent eight years at Martin Marietta and then went to work for SAIC’s Defense Analysis Group.
Acrohelipro Global Services, a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corp., named Scott Starick avionics manager for Acrohelipro-Alabama, a helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in Andalusia, Ala.
Starick’s more than 19 years of experience in aviation includes engine overhaul, maintenance, major structural repairs, electrical trouble-shooting, custom avionics design, installation and certification, and supplemental type certificate research and design.
Vince Cooper, Bill Brodegard
Chelton Flight Systems, Boise, Idaho, named Vince Cooper senior engineer, avionics systems.
Cooper spent the last six years with Bell Helicopter, most recently as a senior avionics engineering specialist leading the M417 helicopter avionics upgrade program. He was an avionics systems flight-test engineer for Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., as well as a simulator design engineer at the Bombardier Aerospace Customer Training Center. Cooper has more than 25 years of experience in avionics system integration, flight test and certification on both helicopter and business jet aircraft and is an instrument-rated pilot.
The company also named Bill Brodegard senior engineer, certification. Brodegard was formerly director of technical services for Avidyne Corp. He has more than 30 years of experience in avionics development, manufacturing and installation, flight test, certification, marketing, customer support, international business and executive management. He holds patents in aviation-related technology. He has represented FAA in the capacity of Designated Engineering Representative and Designated Manufacturing Inspection Representative, and holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate.
PCB Piezotronics, Depew, N.Y., appointed Jeremy Bryceson product manager of PCB Piezotronics Ltd., its established sales office in the United Kingdom. As product manager, Bryceson will provide technical sales and customer support for PCB and IMI Sensors within the United Kingdom and Ireland.
He has more than 20 years of industry experience in sensors and instrumentation, having previously served as international sales engineer for an electrodynamic shaker systems manufacturer, and formerly as a sales engineer and internal sales supervisor for another major sensor manufacturer.
John Sklarow, Vijay Muralidaran
Shadin Avionics, St. Louis Park, Minn., named John Sklarow configuration management supervisor. Sklarow will oversee the configuration management team, as well as help to streamline and control all engineering documentation and processes.
The company also named Vijay Muralidaran manufacturing engineer. Muralidaran will be responsible for ensuring a smooth transition of engineering to the manufacturing processes.
Dennis Stuligross, John Tigue
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. promoted Dennis Stuligross senior vice president of operations.
Stuligross, who joined Gulfstream in 1994, was vice president of the company’s Savannah, Ga., operations and final phase engineering. He previously served as vice president of completions engineering and rollback. Prior to Gulfstream, Stuligross was manager of Phalanx Operations for GE Aerospace. He also spent 12 years with General Electric.
The company also named John Tigue compliance administrator of the Gulfstream Designated Certification Office, which oversees Organizational Designation Authorization activities, including efforts to obtain production, type and supplemental type certificates from FAA. Tigue has more than 35 years of aviation experience, including 25 years at FAA. Tigue joined Gulfstream in 2006 as manager of airworthiness and certification, overseeing the aircraft certification process.
Boeing named Randy Tinseth vice president of marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Tinseth will be responsible for marketing Commercial Airplanes’ family of products. Tinseth, who was most recently on the 747-8 marketing team, succeeds Randy Baseler, who retired.
Tinseth joined Boeing in June 1981 as a flight test engineer and engineering lead on the certification of the Boeing 757 and 767. He has served in various marketing and sales capacities since then.