Thursday, December 1, 2011
Ralph F. Meoni
Thales appointed Ralph F. Meoni president of Thales USA Defense & Security, headquartered in Arlington, Va. Meoni will be responsible for overseeing, shaping and executing day-to-day operations and business activities.
Meoni has more than 30 years of experience in the defense industry. He was most recently the executive vice president for the Electronics, Intelligence & Support operating group within BAE Systems. Meoni joined BAE Systems in 2008 as senior vice president of strategy and planning for its U.S.-based business. Before BAE Systems, Meoni worked for ITT.
Meoni retired from the U.S. Army after serving in combat infantry and material logistics assignments that ranged from platoon through corps level.
Thrane & Thrane Appointments
Thrane & Thrane has expanded its aeronautical sales team.
Henri Broussalian was named director of sales. Based in Lyngby, Denmark, Broussalian will be responsible for strengthening Thrane & Thrane’s partner network and expanding sales in Europe and the Middle East. Broussalian’s experience spans several years, having knowledge in the international business development in the air transport market, as well as expertise in the satellite communications industry. He previously worked as a specialist in airborne connectivity technology and services throughout Europe and North America.
Additionally, Thrane & Thrane promoted Peter Frost to product/program manager. Frost has been part of the aviation industry for more than 10 years, working as sales manager for Thrane & Thrane. He will be responsible for the company’s product range for the aviation industry as well as large customer programs such as OEMs and operator programs.
Carey A. Smith
Honeywell named Carey Smith president of Honeywell Technology Solutions, based in Columbia, Md., a wholly owned government services subsidiary within Honeywell Aerospace.
Smith has more than 25 years of industry experience and most recently was vice president of Technical Services at Lockheed Martin. Her career has included both domestic and international assignments, including stints as a systems engineer at IBM and as president of Lockheed Martin Canada.
Leda M.L. Chong
General Dynamics appointed Leda M.L. Chong senior vice president, Asia-Pacific Region, of the company’s Aerospace group, with an initial focus on China.
Chong will be responsible for activities among Gulfstream Aerospace and Jet Aviation representatives, identifying partnership opportunities with Chinese companies and coordinating with Chinese aviation authorities in expanding offerings in the Asia-Pacific region.
Chong joined General Dynamics in 2007 as a director of government relations after serving 20 years in the U.S. Navy. Most recently, Chong was a staff vice president of government relations for the company.
TrueNorth Avionics, based in Ottawa, Canada, named Andrew Nasmith director of strategic aviation solutions.
Nasmith brings more than 20 years of sales, sales management and implementation account management experience in the aviation, MRO, OEM and defense industries, most recently leading global enterprise software sales for maintenance, repair and overhaul at Ramco Systems Canada. His OEM sales background includes work with General Dynamics, EADS and Boeing.
Gulfstream Aerospace promoted Jace Stone to director, Product Support Sales, for the western United States and western Canada. He will be responsible for product support sales to Gulfstream and non-Gulfstream operators in those areas.
Previously, Stone was a national sales manager for Gulfstream Product Support Sales in south Texas. He has 27 years of experience in corporate aviation, including eight years with Gulfstream.
Landmark Aviation named Steven Schell general manager of the company’s Norfolk International Airport location in Virginia.
Schell brings 25 years of experience in the general aviation industry. Most recently, he was general manager for Atlantic Aviation’s Burbank, Calif., facility. He is also a former member of the U.S. Navy.
Bombardier, based in Montreal, appointed Stan Younger leader of its Aircraft Service Center Network.
Younger joins Bombardier with more than 20 years of experience in aircraft product support, in-depth technical knowledge of aerospace products and a focus on customer satisfaction. Most recently, he was head of Cessna’s 10 company-owned service facilities.
FlightSafety International promoted Steve Phillips to vice president of communications. He will be responsible for the design, development and distribution of FlightSafety’s internal and external communications programs.
Phillips has more than 30 years of experience in the aviation industry, most recently as director of communications for FlightSafety. Prior to that, he was with Bombardier Aerospace for more than 25 years.