Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Pro Star Aviation, based in Londonderry, N.H., promoted Mark Ordung to avionics technical sales. In his new role, Ordung’s responsibilities will include technical support and quoting all aspects of avionics installations.
Ordung started his career at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, assembling, testing and supporting the Predator B UAV. He also worked for Bell Aerospace, providing avionics support for the Marine Corps’ UH-1A Huey and AH-1 Cobra.
Global Eagle Entertainment, of Westlake Village, Calif., appointed Greg Campbell to senior vice president and general manager of connectivity products. For the previous six months, Campbell worked with Global Eagle subsidiary Row 44 as a consultant, providing leadership to improve the customer experience during an expansion of the service.
Campbell was previously vice president and general manager of the Etch Products Organization for Lam Research Corp.
Carl Allen has been named managing director of technical services for Horizon Air, sister airline of Alaska Airlines. Allen takes responsibility for the carrier’s core engineering, technical service and fleet propulsion engineering, as well as its technical publications, maintenance and reliability programs. He is based at Horizon Air’s Operations Center in Portland, Ore.
Allen has served 12 years at Alaska Airlines as well as at American Airlines and Pratt & Whitney, prior to joining Horizon. He most recently was director of flight operations engineering for Alaska Airlines, overseeing aircraft performance, training support and fuel conservation, among other engineering responsibilities.
Capt. Renato Clark
Brazil-based Helivia Aero Taxi S.A., a Greenwich AeroGroup company, added Capt. Renato Clark as its operations director. Clark has more than 25 years of flying and management experience within the Brazilian military and the offshore oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Helivia, he held key positions with two operators in Brazil.
Eric R. Byer
Law firm Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, based in Alexandria, Va., named aviation industry veteran Eric R. Byer as the firm’s senior vice president. Byer was most recently at the National Air Transportation Association as vice president of government and industry affairs.
Christian P. Marrone
Christian P. Marrone has joined Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) as vice president for National Security and Acquisition Policy, bringing to the association budget policy experience from both the Department of Defense (DoD) and the private sector.
Marrone held a number of positions within DoD, including special assistant to former Secretary Gates and also served as acting assistant secretary of defense for legislative affairs. In his capacity at DoD, Marrone also led the annual development of the Department’s legislative program, including submissions and related tasks to support the National Defense Authorization Act.
Most recently, Marrone was an executive for 3M, where he was charged with helping build and develop its Defense Markets Division. He also provided senior corporate leadership with advice and guidance on National Security-related issues.
Pat Waddick, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Cirrus Aircraft, has been named president. Cirrus Aircraft. Co-founder and CEO Dale Klapmeier remains CEO.
After joining Cirrus in 1988, Waddick became chief engineer of the company’s original aircraft, the VK30, and subsequently headed up development of the ST50 turboprop as director of engineering. Waddick was named vice president of engineering in 1997 and led the SR20 and SR22 program teams through the design, certification and production launch phases.
Inmarsat appointed Bill Peltola senior director, aviation services in the Asia-Pacific region.
Peltola joins Inmarsat from Panasonic Avionics, where he was instrumental in the development and implementation of connectivity services offered by its Global Communications Services group. Prior to this, he held senior level positions with aircraft connectivity companies including Aircell, Stratos and British Telecom.
Lockheed Martin Appointments
Lockheed Martin appointed Orlando Carvalho executive vice president of the Aeronautics business area, and Lorraine Martin vice president and general manager of the F-35 Lightning II program.
Since joining Aeronautics in 2011, Carvalho has been responsible for the performance of all aspects of the F-35 Lightning II program. Prior to joining Aeronautics, Carvalho led Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems & Sensors. Throughout his career, Carvalho has held a series of increasingly responsible positions in the company’s Electronic Systems and Aeronautics business areas.
As vice president and deputy of the F-35 program, Martin has been responsible for partnering with Carvalho to oversee the F-35 system development and demonstration program, transition from development to production, flight testing, and global deployment and sustainment. Since joining the Aeronautics business area in 2008, Martin has led the C-130 and C-5 programs. She also led the Flight Solutions business, where she was responsible for developing and delivering U.S. and international military aircrew training programs.
Martin began her Lockheed Martin career in 1988, after serving as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, and has held a number of leadership positions in the company’s Electronic Systems, Information Systems & Global Solutions and Aeronautics business areas.