ITCN Inc.: New Officials
ITCN Inc., manufacturer of test equipment and software development tools for embedded systems, recently announced two promotions and three new officials. The Miamisburg, Ohio-based company promoted Justin Upper to western region account manager. With the company about a year, he previously served as inside sales/adminstrator. Also, Mike Bolton, formerly an associate engineer, has been promoted to application engineer.
Newly employed at ITCN is Tim Myers, who assumes Upper’s former position of inside sales/administrator. Myers formerly was with Avnet Inc., a computer distributor. Brent McKinley comes to ITCN as eastern region accounts manager. He formerly was regional sales manager for Toolworks Information products. And Bill Schwabbe, formerly with Sciematric Corp., is now an application engineer at ITCN. Visit www.itcninc.com.
Teledyne Instruments: Fulmer, General Manager
Teledyne Instruments recently promoted Charles Fulmer to the position of general manager of Teledyne Hastings Instruments. He previously was director of marketing and business development. Fulmer is a graduate of Northeastern University. Visit www.hastings-inst.com.
Securaplane Technologies Inc.: Boost, Senior Dir. of Engineering
Michael Boost has joined Securaplane Technologies Inc. as senior director of engineering. He will be in charge of all engineering personnel at Securaplane and report to Richard Lukso, company president. Boost is a graduate of Concordia University in Montreal. Visit www.securaplane.com.
ASA: New Officials
The Airline Suppliers Association (ASA) recently elected a new chairman and vice chairman for its Quality Assurance Committee. Jay Rosenberg, International Airline Support Group, has been elected chairman, and Chris Anderson, Source One Spares, is ASA’s new vice chairman. ASA is a nonprofit organization for the aviation supply business. Visit www.airlinesuppliers.com.
Safe Flight Instrument: New Officials
After 55 years as president and chief executive officer of the company he founded, Safe Flight Instrument Corp., Leonard Greene announced he is relinquishing the positions to his son, Randall Greene. Leonard Greene, who will remain with the company as chairman, also announced a new official and a promotion.
Randall Greene is an experienced pilot who has worked in system development, flight test and program management at the Bendix Avionics Division, Garrett AiResearch and AlliedSignal Aerospace. In 1988, he acquired the production rights for the single-engine Rockwell Commander aircraft from Gulfstream Aerospace and developed the Commander Model 114B aircraft. Since 1991, he has been president of Aeronautical Systems Corp., a Boulder, Colo.-based consulting firm.
In addition, Safe Flight Instrument has recruited Joseph Wilson to be its vice president-operations. The former U.S. Army helicopter pilot once was employed by AlliedSignal where, among other positions, he served as TCAS II program manager.
And Safe Flight has promoted Joseph Gordon to the vice president-engineering post. An official with the company since 1963, Gordon also is co-chair of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) A-4 Aircraft Instruments Committee. Visit www.safeflight.com
FlightSafety International: Graham, Manager
FlightSafety International has promoted Anthony Graham to be manager of the training company’s LaGuardia (N.Y.) Learning Center. He previously was the center’s director of training and also served as Saab 340 program manager. Graham is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Visit www.flightsafety.com.
Real-Time Consultants: Phipps, Director-ATC Division
Real-Time Consultants Plc., Leamington Spa, UK, has appointed Stuart Phipps as director of its Air Traffic Control (ATC) Division. He joined the company nine years ago and has been working largely on defense projects. Real-Time Consultants specializes in recruiting specialists for technical development projects. Visit www.rtc.co.uk.
AvTrak: Steinbeck, Director
Dennis Steinbeck has joined AvTrak Compliance Management Services to become director of sales and marketing. He previously held management positions with Navtech Inc., Jeppesen Sanderson, Aviation Information Services and Lockheed Aircraft Services. Based in Aurora, Colo., AvTrak provides maintenance and regulatory compliance management services. Visit www.avtrak.com.
NovAtel Inc.: Trimble, Board Member
One of the founders of Trimble Navigation, Charles Trimble, has been appointed to the NovAtel Inc. board of directors. He served as president and chief executive officer of Trimble from 1981 to 1998. Prior to founding Trimble, he was manager of integrated circuit research and development at Hewlett Packard’s Santa Clara Division. He holds four patents in signal processing and several in GPS technology. He is chairman of the U.S. GPS Industry Council. NovAtel produces receivers for GPS augmentation systems. Visit www.novatel.com.
American Airlines: Zvacek, Award Winner
The Airlines Electronic Engineering Committee (AEEC) has selected Dennis Zvacek, manager of avionics engineering for American Airlines, to receive the Trumbull Achievement award. The award recognizes Zvacek’s work in advancing GPS and multimode receivers (MMRs). He chaired the AEEC’s GPS subcommittee and MMR subcomittee after they were merged. A former aircraft instrumentation technician with the U.S. Air Force, Zvacek was project engineer for American Airlines’ GPS landing system trials and was instrumental in the installation of GPS nav systems to replace the Omega systems in the carrier’s fleet.
Fred Temps, maintenance manager of avionics for Midway Airlines, based in Morrisville, N.C., died of cancer at age 69. He held the position from 1997 until his death last year. He worked also for the Chicago-based Midway Airlines in 1989, where he was director of avionics, as well as for United Airlines and Air California. In addition, Temps was a consultant for Northwest Airlines.