Rockwell Collins: New Officials
Rockwell Collins recently named two new vice presidents, Mark Crumbish and Kent Statler. Crumbish, who formerly was with the venture capital support company, Milcom Technologies, is Collins’ new vice president, acquisitions. Previously a naval aviator, he also held various positions with ITT Industries Aerospace & Communications. Statler, who has 14 years’ experience with Collins, is now the company’s vice president, manufacturing operations. He formerly was vice president of Lean Electronics and was once vice president of maintenance operations for Collins Aviation Services and director of Coralville Manufacturing Operations. Visit www.rockwellcollins.com.
Flight Explorer: Conord, VP-Sales & Marketing
Beth Conord has been promoted at Fairfax, Va.-based Flight Explorer to vice president of sales and marketing. She has been with the company since the spring of 2001. Flight Explorer provides Internet-based flight tracking information, reporting and display products. Visit www.flightexplorer.com.
AirTV: Crandall, Senior Advisor
Robert Crandall is bringing his 30 years of airline management experience to AirTV, where he recently was named senior advisor. He brings "airline experience and industry credibility to AirTV," says John Larkin, the in-flight entertainment/communication company’s chairman and chief executive officer (CEO). Crandall held management positions with both TWA and American Airlines. He retired from American in 1998 as chairman and CEO. Visit www.airtv.net.
Executive Aircraft Corp.: Madsen, President
Wichita, Kan.-based Executive Aircraft Corp. (EAC) has named Skip Madsen its new president, replacing Robert Taylor, who will focus on expanding the company’s AirShares fractional ownership program. A Nebraska native, Madsen comes to EAC from Duncan Aviation, where he was executive vice president and chief operating officer. He began his career at Duncan 12 years ago as an avionics installation technician. Visit www.execaircorp.com.
Dassault Falcon Jet: Promotions
Dassault Falcon Jet, Teterboro, N.J., has promoted three individuals to senior field service representative (FSR) positions: Carl Menne, Dave Rackley and Charles Boler. Menne began his career with the company in Dallas and most recently was its FSR in Singapore. Rackley has been with Dassault Falcon Jet since 1995 and has been at the Atlanta field service office since 1996. Boler, formerly an avionics lead at the company’s flight test center in Little Rock, Ark., has been with Dassault Falcon Jet since 1996. Visit www.falconjet.com.
Total Aircraft Services: New Officials
Two new officials have joined Total Aircraft Services Inc. (TAS), Van Nuys, Calif. John Barton recently was named director of sales and customer service. He previously was a member of the maintenance sales staff at Bizjet International, Tulsa, Okla. Dean Cambe is TAS’ new director of maintenance. He previously worked at Hughes Aircraft and other Van Nuys facilities. An aircraft maintenance facility, TAS received its FAA repair station certificate in 2001. Visit www.tasaircraft.com.
ITT Industries Inc.: Driesse, Senior VP
Henry Driesse, president of ITT Industries, Defense, in McLean, Va., has been elected by the ITT Industries board of directors as senior vice president. Driesse began his career with the company in 1981. He served as vice president and director of engineering for ITT Defense Communications and was president of the company’s Avionics Division. Visit www.itt.com.
Caleb Technologies Corp.: Cook, Chairman & CEO
The software company, Caleb Technologies Corp., Austin, Texas, recently named Thomas Cook as chairman and chief executive officer. He replaces company founder Gang Yu, who is retiring but also serving as vice chairman. Cook comes to Caleb from McKinsey and Co. and once was director of operations research for American Airlines. Caleb Technologies’ software products include systems that allow the quick rescheduling of aircraft and crews. Visit www.calebtech.com.
OnePO: Hannak, VP of Sales
The Web-based airline-to-airline parts provider, OnePO, recently appointed Paul Hannak to head its U.S. office. His title is vice president of sales. Hannak has held senior management positions with Pan Am World Airways, Air Asia Co., DynAir (unit of DynCorp.), Ariel Aviation and FLS Aerospace. He founded H&H Aviation in Fort Worth, Texas, in 2000. OnePO was launched in November 2001. Visit www.onepo.com.
Trompeter Electronics: Otal, Manufacturing Mngr.
Satinder Otal recently joined Trompeter Electronics, Westlake Village, Calif., as manufacturing manager, overlooking the production of such items as RF interconnect end products and cross-connects. He previously was manufacturing and sustaining engineering manager at Excellon Automation in Torrance, Calif., and before that, was manufacturing manager for Melles Griot in Carlsbad, Calif. Visit www.trompeter.com.
Embry-Riddle University: Carrell, Chancellor
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has named Daniel Carrell chancellor of its Prescott, Ariz., campus. He had been interim chancellor at the Prescott campus since October 2000. Carrell first came to the campus in 1986 as director of development. He once was a counselor/adviser at the Defense Language Institute in San Francisco and chief instructor/deputy director of the Department of Combat Operations at the U.S. Army School of the Americas in Fort Gulick, Panama. Visit www.embryriddle.edu.
Duncan Aviation: Prochazka, VP & Gen. Mngr.
Lincoln, Neb.-based Duncan Aviation has named Bill Prochazka the executive vice president and general manager of its Michigan operations in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo. He has been with Duncan since 1987 and formerly was the company’s vice president of aircraft and customer service. Visit www.duncanaviation.com.