Teledyne Controls: New Officials
Teledyne Controls recently announced staff promotions and new employees. The Los Angeles-based company promoted Matthew Wing to senior marketing manager-data link programs and Keith Lockwood to director of sales and services for North America airline accounts. New hires at Teledyne Controls include Eric Chayet, manager of sales and services, North America airline accounts; John Kobielusz, manager of sales and services, North America OEM (original equipment manufacturer) accounts; Hans Juergen Neufert, senior manager, sales and service, Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and Chris Huggett, marketing analyst. Visit www.teledyne-controls.com.
AEEC: Oishi, Chairman
Roy Oishi recently was named chairman of the Airlines Electronic Engineering Committee (AEEC), one of the four ARINC-sponsored panels supporting the aviation industry. Oishi has been employed by ARINC for 12 years and recently was named an ARINC Fellow, an honor awarded to the company’s technical leaders. Visit www.arinc.com.
ARINC Inc.: Means, VP-Marketing & Sales
Stephen Means has been promoted to vice president, marketing and sales, at ARINC Inc., Annapolis, Md. He had been named staff vice president for marketing in 2001, succeeding Robert Jefferson. Means joined ARINC in 1990 as an airline account manager. Recently, he helped launch ARINC’s data link service in Europe for several European airlines. Visit www.arinc.com.
The Mitre Corp.: Sinha, Vice President
The Mitre Corp.’s board of trustees recently elected Agam Sinha vice president. He will work with Amr ElSawy, general manager of Mitre’s Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (CAASD), on collaborative solutions for capacity, efficiency and security in aviation worldwide. Sinha joined Mitre, based in McLean, Va., in the early 1970s. He worked on Federal Aviation Administration and international projects involving communication, navigation and surveillance/air traffic management (CNS/ATM) systems. Visit www.mitre.org.
Deutsch Ltd.: Spicer, Distribution Account Mgr.
Connector manufacturer, Deutsch Ltd., in East Sussex, UK, recently named Gary Spicer its new distribution account manager, to establish and maintain franchise distributors. He formerly held the same position for Japanese connector manufacturer JAE Europe. Visit www.deutschltd.com.
CANSO: Hayden, Communications Dir.
The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO), in Geneva, recently appointed Heather Hayden as its communications director. She replaces Ilona Pongracz. Hayden formerly was communications director for Airways Corp. of New Zealand, and she once headed the communications department of Wellington International Airport, New Zealand’s capital city airport. Visit www.canso.org.
WAEA: New Officials
The World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) recently elected Kent Craver as its new president for a one-year term. Craver is manager of onboard product marketing and research for Continental Airlines. WAEA elected other officers, as well: Sue Luxem, product manager-inflight media, American Airlines, as treasurer, and Sue Pinfold, senior vice president-entertainment, Spafax, as secretary. The newly elected WAEA board members are Arno Doerflinger, cabin definition and entertainment, Austrian Airlines; Bryan Rusenko, senior vice president-special projects engineer, Crest National Digital Media Complex; and Jolinda Wood, director-IFEprograms, Boeing Airplane Services. Visit www.waea.org.
CTS Corp.: Chen, Vice President
CTS Corp., Elkhart, Ind., recently named James K.C. Chen its vice president, Taiwan business development. He will be in charge of all of CTS’ business in Taiwan, including the company’s resistor/electrocomponents manufacturing operation and its new business development center. Chen was promoted from managing director, CTS Components Taiwan. Visit www.ctscorp.com.
Vista Controls: Patterson, Director of Marketing
Vista Controls, Santa Clarita, Calif., has named Douglas Patterson director of marketing. He comes to the company from Ixthos Inc., the digital signal processing technology center of Dy4 Systems Inc., where he was marketing director. Patterson has 15 years experience in the field of harsh environment electronics. Vista Controls, a Lau Defense Systems company, designs and produces mission processor and control subsystems. Visit www.vistacontrols.com.
Donald Greene, executive vice president of Safe Flight Instrument Corp. died as a result of the Sept. 11 hijacking and crash of United Airlines Flight 93 into the Pennsylvania countryside.
"I’ve lost a son and a business partner," says Leonard Greene, the company’s president and Donald Greene’s father.
Born in New York City, Donald Greene received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Brown University and master’s degree in business administration from Pace University. A pilot, he was married and the father of two children. Visit www.safeflight.com.