Rockwell Collins: Besong, VP E-Business:
Rockwell Collins announced the appointment of John-Paul Besong as vice president, electronic business. He will be responsible for developing and managing the implementation of Rockwell Collins’ electronic business strategy. Visit

IFR Systems: Stone, Sales VP
IFR Systems Inc., a developer of electronic test instruments, appointed Mitch Stone as its vice president of sales, Americas. In addition to leading sales in the region, he will oversee account development, representatives, distributed products, and internal sales functions. Stone was formerly with GPS product manufacturer Datum Inc., of California. For more information, visit

Pentar Avionics: Feetham, Operations Director
Jon Feetham has joined Pentar Avionics as director of operations. For the last nine years, he managed the ground-based engineering group at AlliedSignal’s Redmond, Wash., facility (now Honeywell). Visit

CTS Corp.: Schroeder, Business VP
CTS Corp. has named Donald R. Schroeder as vice president-business development and chief technology officer. Schroeder served since 1995 as CTS’s vice president-sales and marketing. In this new role, he will focus on technology objectives, develop company-wide strategic business plans, and work with CTS sales, marketing and product development, as well as manage CTS corporate research, development and engineering. Visit on the Web.

Flight Visions: Saletsky, Manager
Eytan Saletsky has joined Flight Visions Inc., a developer and integrator of cockpit display systems. Saletsky comes to Flight Visions from Elbit Systems Ltd. His new position will involve the management of integrated cockpit avionics systems projects. Call 800-FLY-HUDS for more information.

AT&T: Courtright, Burnett, VPs
The Aviation Communications Division (ACD) of AT&T Wireless Services has promoted John Courtright to vice president of sales and Aaron Burnett to vice president of marketing. Courtright and Burnett played significant roles in the market development of AT&T’s new ePlane Service, which will connect passengers via an airborne data server to select Internet content on-board aircraft. See for more information.

AIA: New Officers
Aerospace Industries Association’s (AIA) Technical Operations Council elected H.M. "Herm" Reininga, vice president-operations for Rockwell Collins, as chairman of AIA’s Technical Operations Council. David R. Reilly, vice president-engineering for General Dynamics Corp., was elected vice chairman. Direct e-mail inquiries to [email protected].

Hirose Electric: Melchione, Marketing VP
Rocco J. Melchione was promoted to vice president of sales and marketing, the Americas, at California-based Hirose Electric Inc., which makes electronic connectors. He joined the company in 1998. For more information, call 818-990-9370.

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