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Tuesday, February 1, 2005


New Officials

Kurt Sutterer has been promoted to president of Midcoast Aviation, St. Louis, and to the new position of senior vice president of business development for Midcoast's parent company, Sabreliner Corp. In the new position Sutterer will manage corporate aviation sales and help develop business across the companies. Midcoast also has named Thomas Hilbolt, a 26-year industry veteran, as director of technical services. He will oversee more than 130 airframe and engine technicians at the company's St. Louis Downtown Airport maintenance facility in Cahokia, Ill. Visit www.midcoastaviation.com.

Koellner, President

Connexion by Boeing has announced Laurette Koellner as its new president. She replaces Scott Carson, who was named vice president of sales for Boeing's Commercial Airplanes unit. Koellner has more than 26 years of experience in the aviation industry, starting as a contract analyst for McDonnell Douglas. She was most recently the vice president of Boeing's Internal Services unit. Visit www.connexionbyboeing.com.

Stark, Managing Director

Lufthansa Technik Logistik GmbH has named S? Stark as its new managing director. He was most recently the operational manager for the Flight Service Group of LSG Sky Chefs, where he oversaw the provision of in-flight service products for all flights by Lufthansa and its subsidiaries. Visit www.ltl.aero.

Flanagan, European Account Manager

EMS Technologies Inc., Monterey, Calif., tapped Shaun Flanagan as the European account manager for EMS Satcom's Aeronautical Group. Flanagan will be responsible for selling eNfusion broadband equipment to government and military users in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Visit www.emssatcom.com.

New Officers

Smiths Aerospace has named Oliver Towers as the vice president of strategy. Towers has been with Rolls-Royce and was, last year, seconded to the UK Department of Trade and Industry as the project director of the Aerospace Innovation and Growth Team.

Smiths also has named Catherine Gridley president of its customer services business. She succeeds Michael Steel, who now is in charge of Smiths' mechanical systems business. Gridley has been with Smiths since March of 2003. Visit www.smiths-aerospace.com.

Parent, Group President

CAE has tapped Marc Parent as its new group president of Simulation Products. Parent has spent the last 20 years with Bombardier Aerospace, serving most recently as the vice president and general manager. Visit www.cae.com.

Lawson, Executive Vice President

Lockheed Martin has named Larry Lawson the executive vice president and general manager of its F/A-22 Raptor program. He replaces Ralph Heath who has been named Lockheed Martin's executive vice president. Lawson most recently served as the vice president and deputy of the F/A-22 program. Visit www.lockheedmartin.com.

Casko, Vice President

John Casko was named the vice president of engineering, logistics and technology for Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Airborne Ground Surveillance and Battle Management Systems business area in Melbourne, Fla. Casko's organization supports programs like the multiplatform radar technology insertion program and the E-10A multisensor command and control aircraft, among others. Visit www.ngc.com.

Roush, Vice President

Dialight Corp., Farmingdale, N.J., has hired Mark Roush as its vice president of illumination futures. Roush will market light emitting diode (LED) products for the lighting industry. He was previously the director of brand experience for Phillips Lighting. Visit www.dialight.com.

Loranger, Board Chairman

The board of directors of ITT Industries Inc., White Plains, N.Y., has elected current president and chief executive officer Steven Loranger as board chairman. He replaces Lou Giuliano, who retired as the company's president and CEO earlier this year. Visit www.ittind.com.

Tarr, President and COO

Information Handling Services (IHS) Inc., Englewood, Colo., has named Jeffrey Tarr as the new president and chief operating officer (COO) of the engineering division. IHS is a provider of content integration and decision support tools, technical standards, and parts management and logistics solutions. Visit www.ihs.com.

Kidder, Manager-Communications

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has hired Dan Kidder as its manager of communications. Kidder was previously the director of communications for U.S. Rep. Mac Collins (R-Ga.), who retired at the end of 2004. Visit www.nata.aero.

Woltz, Customer Technical Services

Geotest-Marvin Test Systems Inc., Irvine, Calif., has expanded its Eastern regional sales satellite office to include a customer technical services representative. Bill Woltz, a Geotest senior applications engineer, will fill the role. He is based in Cleveland. Visit www.geotestinc.com.

New Sales Managers

Jet Aviation Dallas has appointed two new regional maintenance sales managers. Jim McDonough will cover the Southeast region and Allen Walton will cover the Midwest. Both will report to Thomas Rimmi, the senior vice president and general manager at Jet Aviation Dallas. Visit www.jetaviation.com.

Feniou, Business Development Manager

AAXICO, Miami, has hired Christian Feniou as the regional business development manager of its new Toulouse, France, office. Feniou brings several years of experience to the job, having served in the French Air Force and at Airbus as an after-sales manager. Visit www.aaxico.com.

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