Wednesday, September 1, 2010
People September 2010
Erickson Air-Crane or Portland, Ore. has appointed David Ford as vice president of aircraft manufacturing and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO). He previously worked as general manager of Sikorsky Global Helicopters. Ford will be based at the company’s manufacturing/MRO facilities in Central Point, Ore.
Christophe Nurit is the new vice president of sales and marketing for MD Helicopters of Mesa, Ariz. He comes from Bell Helicopter, where he was most recently marketing and sales director for the Middle East and Africa.
Rockwell Collins Government Systems has promoted Phil Jasper to vice president of business development. The company has also promoted Dave Nieuwsma to fill Jasper’s former role as vice president and general manager of Mobility and Rotary Wing Solutions. Nieuwsma was previously senior director of tanker/transport solutions.
AAR Corp. has named Jeffrey Schloesser president of its Aviation Worldwide Services (AWS) division. He is the former director of U.S. Army Aviation and served as commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division and regional command-east in Afghanistan.
The Department of Defense has awarded Gerry Ventrella the Legion of Merit. Ventrella was featured in Rotor & Wing’s March 2010 edition. See the article at rotorandwing.com