Vista Controls: Parks, Sales Director
Vista Controls, a Curtiss-Wright Flight Systems company, has promoted Chuck Parks to director of sales. Previously, he was the company’s national sales manager. Vista Controls, Santa Clarita, Calif., produces embedded processing systems for defense and aerospace. Visit

TRW Aeronautical Systems: Bush, President & CEOS
Wesley Bush recently was promoted to become executive vice president of TRW Inc., as well as president and chief executive officer of TRW Aeronautical Systems. In the latter position, Bush replaces Ken Maciver, who is retiring. Bush previously held various positions with TRW Space & Electronics. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Visit

CMC Electronics: Gordon-Smith, Award Winner
Michael Gordon-Smith, product and program manager for CMC Electronics, is the 2001 recipient of the Airlines Avionics Institute’s (AAI’s) Volare award. The award recognizes "his concept and architecture for a fully integrated triple GPS/FMS system as the heart of the Boeing 747 Cockpit Upgrade Program," according to an AAI release, referring to his work on the classic long-range aircraft. Gordon-Smith received his award at the Airlines Electronic Engineering Committee (AEEC) meeting held in November in Palm Springs, Calif.

Mid-Continent Instruments: Promotions
Wichita, Kan.-based Mid-Continent Instruments recently promoted Bryan Miner and Bryan Sitner to the position of assistant shop manager for the company’s West Coast Division, in Van Nuys, Calif. Matte Fowle is the facility’s manager. Miner, who has been with Mid-Continent for eight years, directs shop production. Sitner, who has six years of experience with the company, co-directs shop production and manages the shop’s parts and purchasing. For more about Mid-Continent Instruments, phone 800-821-1212.

Racal Instruments: Pouchet, Communications Dir.
Jack Pouchet has been promoted to the position of director of corporate communications for the Racal Instruments group of companies, headquartered in Irvine, Calif. He also continues to work as marketing director for Racal Instruments Inc. The promotion was the result of a management-led, leveraged buyout concluded in October 2001. Visit

UNITECH: Friedman, President & COO
Nancy Friedman has departed the post of president of Unisys Corp.’s U.S. Federal Government Group to become president and chief operating officer of Universal Systems & Technology Inc. (UNITECH), Centreville, Va. UNITECH is working on several Federal Aviation Administration projects, including developing a data link for commercial projects. Visit

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