Saturday, January 1, 2005
Rotorcraft Report People
Mike Robbins has joined Composite Technology, Inc. (CTI) as director of business development. Formerly marketing manager for Latin America at Bell Helicopter, he began his career in the U.S. Air Force and has spent 20 years in the helicopter industry, working in a variety of international positions. He will spearhead the growth of CTI's military programs and identify new global opportunities. The company also has promoted three experienced managers to help execute the company's growth strategies. Sven Lofstrom has been named director of technical programs. A 14-year veteran of CTI, he will support the tooling requirements of CTI facilities in Brazil, Canada, England, Singapore and the United States. In addition, he will support licensor relationships and has been charged with expanding CTI's composite manufacturing and repair programs.
Renee Wilson is the new general manager of CTI's Grand Prairie, Texas facility. A 13-year veteran of CTI, she has full responsibility for supporting the company's U.S. and South American customers from this facility. George Caufman is CTI's new compliance director. Caufman, who has been with CTI 15 years, will support technical training, regulatory, licensing and customer requirements for CTI facilities worldwide.
FlightSafety International has named Greg Wedding as vice president, personnel development. Wedding had previously served as manager of the FlightSafety Savannah Learning Center in Georgia and Team Gulfstream. In his new position, he will be responsible for developing and implementing recommendations for the selection and recruitment of qualified personnel for all learning centers and other company facilities. FSI also has promoted Scott Fera to the new post of vice president, worldwide sales. He previously served as managing director, worldwide sales.
Lycoming engines has appointed Todd Stoner, formerly in sales and marketing with Aventis, a leading pharmaceutical company, has been named as vice president, sales and marketing. Stoner also served as a U.S. Marine Corps CH-46 helicopter pilot from 1989 to 1997.
Mike Everhart has been named as Lycoming's director of distribution and channel management, responsible for managing the company's growing distribution network. He has been with Lycoming since 2001, holding senior level positions in Quality Assurance, Materials, Customer Service and Operations. Dennis Racine has been named by Lycoming as director of marketing and customer leadership. He formerly served as marketing manager. He will be responsible for Lycoming's marketing processes, including new customer leadership initiatives such as customer segmentation, customer satisfaction and loyalty, and customer positioning.
CAE has appointed Marc Parent to be Group President, Simulation Products. Prior to joining CAE, Parent served as vice president and general manager, Bombardier Aerospace, where he spent 20 years in engineering, product development and management, and operations divisions at that Canadian aircraft manufacturer.
Northrop Grumman has named Daniel Montgomery as corporate lead executive for the Huntsville, Ala. region. In that position, Montgomery will serve as the principal corporate point of contact for Northrop Grumman's customers in Huntsville. The company's activities in Huntsville include serving the Army Aviation and Missile Command as well as the Army's program offices for Tactical Missiles, Aviation and Air, Space & Missile Defense.