BAE Systems: Menard, Director-Business Dev.

John Menard has joined BAE Systems Canada as its director of business development, Corporate Aircraft Products. Menard has 25 years of experience in avionics and aircraft interior completion. Prior to this appointment, he was sales manager of the Satcom Division at EMP. Visit

AIM: Four New Appointments

AIM GmbH has appointed Bill Fleissner to lead the distribution, sales, support and manufacturing of AIM’s Avionics Databus Products for the United States and Canada. Ken Bisson was chosen to manage sales and applications on the East Coast and in Canada. Lorraine Masi was named West Coast regional sales engineer. Tony Ricker now manages a team of technical support engineers and technical writers who will provide customer support and documentation services. Visit

MAX Technologies: Lahjioui, Director-Sales & Mktg.

MAX Technologies, located at Greenfield Park, Quebec, Canada, recently appointed Karym Lahjioui director of sales and marketing. He worked previously with CAE Electronics Ltd. and with a telecommunications company. See

DY 4 Systems Inc.: Lavoie, VP-Research & Dev.

Vincent Lavoie has been named vice president of research and development at DY 4 Systems Inc., Kanata, Ontario, Canada. With 16 years experience in the electronics industry, Lavoie was recently director of engineering with Montreal-based Oerlikon Aerospace Inc. See

NICE Systems: Hanover, Senior VP & CFO

Lauri A. Hanover has been appointed NICE Systems’ new senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), replacing Yuval Yanai. Hanover, former executive vice president and CFO of Sapiens International Corp. NV, took over in December and reports directly to NICE’s chairman and chief executive officer, Benny Levin. See

Gallium: McInnes, VP-Operations

Jim McInnes has been named vice president of operations at Gallium, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, which produces user interface software for air traffic management and defense. He has 20 years experience as an executive and independent consultant in the high technology arena. See

Orthogon: Wittig, Marketing Manager

Sabine Wittig is the new marketing manager for Orthogon GmbH, based in Bremen and Stuttgart, Germany. Orthogon produces software tools for air traffic control centers. Visit

L-3 Communications: Coffey, Division President

L-3 Communications of Sarasota, Fla., has named Bruce Coffey president of its Aviation Recorder Division, also based in Sarasota. He succeeds Charles Grouse, who retired after 37 years with the company. Coffey has been with L-3 for 16 years and was previously Aviation Recorders’ vice president of finance and administration. See

FlightSafety Boeing: Nelp, VP-Sales & Business Dev.

FlightSafety Boeing Training International LLC, Seattle, Wash., has appointed Todd Nelp vice president of sales and business development. He has been with The Boeing Co. for 21 years and was previously director-customer support for worldwide sales and business development of Boeing Spare Parts and Logistic Services. Before that, he was director of 737/757 program management. See

Elliott Aviation: Technical Sales Managers

Elliott Aviation has appointed two technical sales managers. Dan Clark will be manager at Elliott’s Minneapolis, Minn., facility, and Jerry Keizer will be based at the Omaha, Neb., location. Clark was the marketing and airworthiness manager for a Minneapolis aircraft interior firm. Keizer was director of sales and product support at West Star Aviation, Grand Junction, Colo. Visit the Website

NovAtel Inc.: Management Changes

At Calgary, Alberta-based NovAtel Inc., Douglas R. Reid has left the position of president and chief executive officer and Randy R. Mabbott has left his post of senior vice president, corporate affairs, general counsel and corporate secretary. Werner Gartner, executive vice president and chief financial officer, has assumed Reid’s duties on an interim basis. See .

Avolo: Berghammer, VP-Marketing

Peter Berghammer is the new vice president of marketing at Seattle, Wash.-based Avolo, which is an on-line application service provider for the aviation industry. Berghammer formerly was director of worldwide communications for Fairchild Fasteners. See

LEDtronics: Dougherty, Sales Manager

Torrance, Calif.-based LEDtronics has appointed Frank Dougherty national and international sales manager. He has 15 years experience, which includes playing a prominent role in launching the North American wholesale distribution network for Bocchiotti SPA. See

RIFOCS Corp.: Clark, VP & General Mgr.

Chuck Clark was named vice president and general manager of RIFOCS Corp. He succeeds RIFOCS founder Robert Rickenbach, who will serve as vice president of technology development. Clark’s past positions were with Greenlee-Textron, Datacom-Textron, Woodward Governor, and McDonnell Aircraft. Visit Alexander, CEO, Chicago, Ill., has named Duncan Alexander its chief executive officer (CEO). He formerly was senior consultant with Price Waterhouse Coopers, where he worked with global air carriers for a study associated with e-business strategies. See

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