Saturday, April 1, 2006
Davis, Del Boca
Northrop Grumman has appointed Chineta Davis as vice president, multirole electronically scanned array (MESA) programs for its Baltimore-based Electronic Systems sector. The company also has promoted Robert Del Boca to senior vice president and general manager of its Defensive Systems division, Rolling Meadows, Ill. Previously vice president of Northrop Grumman's Norden Systems unit in Norwalk, Conn., Davis will be responsible for MESA radar programs, including the Australian Wedgetail and Turkish Peace Eagle programs. Del Boca was formerly vice president of infrared countermeasures and laser systems. He replaces James Cameron, who was named corporate vice president and president of the company's Technical Services sector. Visit www.dsd.es.northropgrumman.com.
The board of directors of Los Angeles-based Teledyne Technologies has elected Kenneth Dahlberg as its newest member. He is chairman, chief executive officer and president of Science Applications International Corp. Dahlberg previously served as executive vice president of General Dynamics, responsible for that company's Information Systems and Technology group. Visit www.teledyne.com.
Germantown, Md.-based Proxy Aviation Systems has appointed Robert Chedister as vice president of operations. He will oversee the manufacturing, final integration and test operations of Proxy's unmanned aircraft systems. Chedister retired from the U.S. Air Force, last serving as program executive officer for weapons and commander of the Air Armament Center, Air Force Material Command at Eglin AFB in Florida. Visit www.proxyaviation.com.
Universal Avionics Systems, Tucson, Ariz., has added a new product support and field service engineer, Frank Jehle. He will join the company's product support group, which has offices in Wichita, Kan. Jehle has served in the U.S. Navy and worked for Cessna and Learjet. Visit www.uasc.com.
Aftermarket services provider Kellstrom Industries, Miramar, Fla., has named Dean Morgan as vice president of new business development and distribution. He comes from San Diego-based Willis Aeronautical Services, where he was vice president of sales and marketing. Visit www.kellstrom.com.
New York-based JetBlue Airways has promoted Rob Maruster to senior vice president, airports and operational planning. He was previously vice president of operational planning. Visit www.jetblue.com.
Mike Edwards has become Stevens Aviation's program manager for Bombardier Learjet aircraft. He will manage avionics modifications, maintenance and interior work for all Learjets at the Donaldson Center Airport in Greenville, S.C. He comes from Alan Ritchey Inc., where he was director of maintenance. Visit www.stevensaviation.com.
Aitech Defense Systems of Chatsworth, Calif. has joined the VMEbus International Trade Association (VITA) board of directors and appointed Doug Patterson, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, as its board representative. Visit www.rugged.com or www.vita.com.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has named two new staff members. Thomas Connolly has taken over as the Daytona Beach chancellor, and Martha Hollis is the new director of distance learning. A longtime Embry-Riddle administrator, Connolly replaces Irwin Price, who is retiring. Hollis comes from Capella University, where she held several positions. Visit www.erau.edu.
Therese Blum is the new product specialist for the Eraser Co., a wire, cable and tube processing equipment company based in Syracuse, N.Y. Visit www.eraser.com.
Duncan Aviation, Battle Creek, Mich., has promoted Paul Cummings to avionics shop manager. Previously assistant manager of Duncan's avionics shop, Cummings joined the company in 1995. Visit www.duncanaviation.com.
Tempe, Ariz.-based Landmark Aviation has promoted Brian Watkins to vice president of technology. He is responsible for all engineering activities and the development of new programs, including supplemental type certificates (STCs). Watkins was previously director of program management. He joined Garrett Aviation Services, now Landmark, in 1998. Visit www.landmarkaviation.com.
FBO and avionics installer Jet Source, Carlsbad, Calif., has named Jim Grindrod as chief pilot. He will oversee flight department operations and report to Frank Milian, Jet Source president and chief operating officer. Visit www.jetsource.com.
Glenn Leister, a former Helicopter Association International (HAI) director, died on Feb. 10, 2006, at his home in Lynchburg, Va. At HAI, he had served as director of heliports, airways and regulations, as well as director of safety and flight operations. Visit www.rotor.com.