ARINC Inc.: New Officials

As a result of a reorganization effort, ARINC Inc. recently announced two promotions and an appointment. The former Avionics & Simulation Maintenance Engineering (ASME) department, which was in charge of the Avionics Maintenance Conference (AMC) and Flight Simulation Engineering & Maintenance Conference (FSEMC), has been expanded to include the Airlines Electronic Engineering Committee (AEEC) conference and has been renamed the Engineering & Maintenance (E&M) department. Larry Carpenter, former director of ASME, is now director of E&M. Roger Goldberg, former senior manager, has been promoted to executive secretary of the AMC. And Sam Buckwalter, in Prague, Czech Republic, has been named assistant secretary for the FSEMC. Visit

Copernio Corp.: Berghammer, CEO

Peter Berghammer recently left the position of director of worldwide communications for Fairchild Fasteners to become the chief executive officer for software provider Copernio Corp., Huntington Beach, Calif. He formerly worked for EDS, Plano, Texas. Copernio develops online systems, enterprise management, and internal and external e-commerce and financial systems for the aerospace field. Visit

Smiths Aerospace: New Officials

Smiths Aerospace recently announced a new organization, following the merger of Smiths Industries Aerospace and Dowty. Five new officials were announced.

Bob Ehr is now president of Smiths Aerospace Electronic Systems, which brings together the former SI Information Management Systems, Vehicle Management Systems, and Electro-Mechanical Systems divisions. Ehr has been with the company for 11 years.

Paul Strothers was named managing director of Smiths Aerospace Actuation Systems, which integrates the old Dowty Hydraulics and Actuation Systems and SI Whippany businesses. Strothers began his career at Dowty.

Peter Wright is the new president of Smiths Aerospace Components, comprising four component elements of the former Dowty. He previously was president of the Dowty Aerospace division.

John Legg was appointed managing director of Smiths Aerospace Customer Services. He has been with Smiths for 20 years, most recently managing SI Customer Services.

And Ron Nailer is now managing director of Smiths Aerospace Marine Systems. He had been a Dowty employee for 10 years.

John Shepherd will continue as managing director of Smiths Aerospace Detection and Protection Systems. He has been with the company for 11 years. Visit

NovAtel: New Directors

NovAtel Inc., Calgary, Alberta, recently elected two new members to its board of directors: David Vaughn and Werner Gartner. Pierre Ducros resigned from NovAtel’s board, and the other previous board members were re-elected at an annual shareholders meeting.

Vaughn was named president and chief executive officer of NovAtel several months before his election to the board. He has more than 10 years experience in the Global Positioning System (GPS) market and formerly was senior vice president and chief operating officer at Magellan Corp. He also held management positions at Trimble Navigation Ltd.

Gartner has been NovAtel’s executive vice president and chief financial officer since 1996. He previously held various financial positions with the company. Visit

Drake Electronics Ltd.: Nathanson, Vice President

UK-based Drake Electronics Ltd. recently appointed Erwin Nathanson as vice president for air traffic control and defense activities. He will be based in Virginia and report to Managing Director Daniel Burns. Nathanson formerly was vice president of domestic and international business development at Denro (later Litton Denro), another company specializing in voice communications. He once held the rank of captain and the position of commanding officer for the U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command. Visit

DPI Labs Inc.: Archibald, Quality Assurance Mgr.

DPI Labs Inc., LaVerne, Calif., has promoted Pam Archibald to the position of quality assurance manager. She formerly was the company’s document and configuration control manager. Archibald has 15 years of quality assurance experience. DPI Labs specializes in developing and producing cabin management systems for clients such as Gulfstream, Learjet, Boeing and Air Force One. Visit

Marconi Applied Technologies: Coduto, Executive Vice President

Marconi Applied Technologies, Elmsford, N.Y., recently promoted Tom Coduto from vice president-commercial sensing, to executive vice president, business development, the Americas. He will be responsible for strengthening and developing the company’s high-tech component business in North, Central and South America. Before joining Marconi, Coduto was manager of the ASIC Division at Thomson-CSF Semiconducteurs Specifiques. He attended the Illinois Institute of Technology and, as a graduate student, the University of California, Irvine. Visit

Baker Electronics Inc.: New Sales Managers

Baker Electronics Inc. has named Kerry Farrish and Howard Lewis as regional sales managers. Farrish, who is based in Los Angeles, was former senior director of corporate aviation for Airshow. Lewis, too, came from Airshow, where he was regional director of corporate aviation sales. He is based in Philadelphia. Visit

ITT Industries: New Officials

ITT Industries, Avionics Division, in Clifton, N.J., recently appointed Christopher Bernhardt as vice president and director of programs and promoted Steve D’Onofrio to director of design engineering. Bernhardt has held management positions at General Electric, Smiths Industries, AlliedSignal, Litton Industries and Stellex Technologies. D’Onofrio formerly was manager of digital design engineering at ITT Industries. Visit

Duncan Aviation: New Officials

Duncan Aviation has named Dan Buzz vice president of modifications and completions for its Lincoln, Neb., facility. Buzz brings 24 years of experience to a position that has him managing avionics installations, engineering and interior completions. He began his career as an avionics technician at JET Electronics and Technology. Prior to his promotion, Buzz was Duncan’s engineering assistant manager-systems and equipment/flight analyst DER (designated engineering representative).

Duncan Aviation also has added Kirk Kinkead to its avionics sales team in Battle Creek, Mich. His 20 year’s experience includes employment with ElectroSonics, AlliedSignal, KC-Aviation, Cessna and the U.S. Air Force. Visit

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