Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Curtiss-Wright Controls named Greg Roberts vice president of its Avionics & Electronics division.
Roberts joins Curtiss-Wright from Northrop Grumman, Defense and Security business, U.K., where he was managing director responsible for the C4ISR business, and the unmanned ground vehicle business. Prior to his role with Northrop Grumman, Roberts was the managing director of Quintec Associates Ltd., the consulting arm of Thales U.K. Before this, he spent nine years in various roles within Thales, initially as the strategy and business development director for Thales Underwater Systems. He then moved to the corporate headquarters where as vice president, strategy and business development, for the Naval Division. Finally he was the managing director of the National Security and Resilience business unit of Thales U.K.
Aspen Avionics, of Albuquerque, N.M., named Perri Coyne director of marketing operations. Coyne will direct Aspen’s marketing communications programs as well as partner with Aspen’s sales team to integrate global sales and marketing initiatives.
Coyne comes to Aspen Avionics from Beechcraft Corp. Prior to that, she worked at Honeywell Aerospace in a variety of marketing and media relations positions and earlier at Garrett Aviation.
Northrop Grumman appointed Krisstie Kondrotis vice president, business development, for the company’s Information Systems sector. Kondrotis served in executive business development roles at CACI International and with the Intelligence Solutions division of General Dynamics Information Technology. Prior to that, Kondrotis spent 20 years at Lockheed Martin in a variety of positions in business development, systems engineering and acquisition management.
Duncan Aviation named Joe LaCorte regional manager for the southeast region of the United States.
LaCorte has been with Duncan Aviation since 2003, assuming his current role in Pratt & Whitney engine service sales in 2012. Before that, he lead the company’s Illinois-based Engine Rapid Response team for eight years. Before joining Duncan, LaCorte spent six years working as a field representative for GE Aircraft Engine Group and three years as a senior field service representative at Pratt & Whitney Canada.
Spirit Avionics, based in Columbus, Ohio, added Corey Schoo to its sales force.
Schoo has more than 10 years of professional sales experience, including aviation, and held prior positions such as national sales representative, regional sales representative, general manager and marketing director.
Mark R. Baker
Mark R. Baker has been named president and CEO of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).
Most recently, he served as CEO of Orchard Supply Hardware Stores, a home improvement and garden product retailer. Baker also served in executive roles at Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Gander Mountain Company and The Home Depot.
Capt. Don Dillman
Airlines for America (A4A) named Capt. Don Dillman to the role of managing director of flight operations.
Dillman joins A4A after holding leadership positions in flight operations and operations control at two U.S. carriers. Most recently, Dillman was vice president of network operations control at United Airlines. Dillman also held various management positions at American Airlines.
At A4A, Dillman will represent member carriers on operational issues, including pilot qualification and training and international standards and procedures. He will also serve as one of A4A’s primary liaisons with key government agencies, including FAA, the National Transportation Safety Board and the Transportation Security Administration.
Boise, Idaho-based Aviation Specialties Unlimited hired James Winkel as its new president.
Winkel, the former vice president of international business development at L-3 Warrior Systems, will focus on helping the company expand internationally, as well as handle a recent increase in demand for its products and night-vision imaging systems.
Bell Helicopter Appointments
Bell Helicopter announced additions to its executive leadership team.
Gunnar Kleveland will assume the role of senior vice president, Integrated Operations. Kleveland joined Bell Helicopter nine years ago and has held a number of leadership roles in strategic sourcing, supply chain and logistics. Most recently, he led the company’s supply chain optimization efforts.
Cathy Ferrie was named senior vice president, engineering. Ferrie joined Bell 15 years ago, serving in technical and leadership positions of increasing responsibility in engineering. Most recently, she held the position of vice president, Xworx and Research, Development, Test and Evaluation.
Matt Hasik will take on the position of senior vice president, Commercial Programs. Most recently the program manager for the V-22 program, Hasik has held several strategy, operations, engineering and program management positions during his seven-year tenure at Bell.
Alan Prowse, vice president and managing director, the Americas for Rockwell Collins, has been appointed as vice chair of the Defense-Security Task Force of the Brazil-U.S. Business Council (BUSBC). The BUSBC is a private sector organization focused on promoting the free flow of trade and investment between the United States and Brazil. Established in 1976, the BUSBC was created to foster understanding and advance business priorities between the two countries.