Ixthos: Patterson, VP Operations
Lynn Patterson was appointed as vice president of operations for Ixthos Inc., a DY4 company. She has worked for Ixthos for eight years in DSP engineering and product development for commercial and military systems and is an author and lecturer in the fields of VME digital signal processing hardware and software. For more information, visit www.ixthos.com.

Thomson-CSF Sextant Canada: Charland, VP
Gerald Charland has joined Thomson-CSF Sextant Canada as vice president, strategy and business development for regional and business aircraft. Charland has held previous positions with Bombardier Aerospace and Rolls-Royce Canada. Visit www.sextant.thomson-csf.com.

Thomson-CSF Sextant: Quentin, CEO
Thomson-CSF Sextant announced the appointment of François Quentin as its chief executive officer. In addition, Gerald Charland was named vice president of strategy and business development for regional and business aircraft for Thomson-CSF Sextant Canada, Montreal Canada. Quentin joined Thomson-CSF in 1977 and has held a series of management positions within the company, most recently as senior executive vice president of Sextant. Charland has held positions with Rolls Royce Canada and Bombardier. See www.sextant.thomson-csf.com.

Barfield: Denise, Rogers, VPs
Barfield announced two recent promotions in its overhaul and repair services division: Frederic Denise was named vice president of sales and marketing, and John Rogers became vice president of customer support. Denise was formerly area sales director of Sogerma Maintenance Group at Barfield’s Miami facility. Rogers was previously Barfield’s director of sales and marketing. For additional information, contact Cynthia Green at 954-929-6617, or Frederic Denise at 800-321-1039.

RIFOCS Corp.: Horwitz, Deppen, Promotions
RIFOCS Corp. has named Dennis Horwitz as vice president of marketing and business development and Ron Deppen as its business unit leader of its Military/Aero Division. Horwitz is one of the founders of RIFOCS Corp. Deppen previously served for more than two years as a senior program manager for the Mil/Aero Division. For further information, visit www.rifocs.com.

Signature: Mendez, Sales Manager
Pete Mendez Jr. was named regional sales manager for Signature Regional Maintenance Centers. Mendez is responsible for identifying and developing existing and potential markets to secure contracts for maintenance, avionics installations and other services. His territory covers the Southwest and Mexico. For more information, contact Nina Cox by phone at 407-206-8446.

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