ARINC Inc.: Green, Dir.-Systems & Services
ARINC Inc. has promoted Richard Green to director of airport systems and services for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He formerly was ARINC’s product director, airport systems. Claiming these regions are "the fastest-growing areas for aviation development in the world," ARINC also has announced plans to establish support offices in Beirut, Jeddah and Cairo. Visit www.arinc.com.
Park Air Systems: Økstad, Managing Director
Tor Magnus Økstad has been promoted to managing director of Park Air System’s Norway operations, based in Oslo. Since 1990, Økstad has been with Park Air’s Nova division, where he previously served as director. A subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, Park Air Systems produces communications, navigation and surveillance systems. Visit www.parkairsystems.com.
Thales Avionics Ltd.: Kahn, Chairman & Mng. Director
Paul Kahn has moved from Thales Acoustics, where he was managing director, to Thales Avionics Ltd., London, where he has been named chairman and managing director. Kahn succeeds Sean O’Malley, who retires after 35 years with the Thales group. Kahn joined the Thales group in 1995 as director of corporate development. He also has served as group business development director at Thales group headquarters. Visit www.thales-avionics.com.
CMC Electronics Cincinnati: Wimmers, Award Winner
James Wimmers, president and chief executive officer of CMC Electronics Cincinnati recently was named MSS fellow at the National Military Sensing Symposia. The selection of MSS fellows is based on contributions as engineers/scientists and leadership in a technical field. CMC Electronics Cincinnati produces infrared imaging and space electronics products. Visit www.cmcelectronics.ca.
Jet Aviation: Trujillo, Maintenance Director
Jet Aviation has named Leticia (Letty) Trujillo director of maintenance for the company’s Dallas location. She reports to Stephen Joiner, Jet Aviation’s vice president and general manager in Dallas. Having more than 14 years’ experience in aviation, Trujillo formerly was maintenance sales representative for Jet East in Dallas. Visit www.jetaviation.com.
Mid-Canada Mod Center: New Officials
The avionics sales, installation and integration firm, Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2), recently filled two management positions. Luis Zermeno assumes the newly created service manager position. He has worked for flight departments, airlines and avionics specialty firms. Debbie Hackett has been named office manager for the Mississauga, Ontario-based company. Visit www.midacanadamod.com.
ISA: Donald, Honorary Chairman
The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society (ISA) recently selected Graeme Donald, president and chief executive officer of UOP LLC, as the honorary chairman for the annual ISA conference and exhibition. He will be keynote speaker at the event, which will be held Oct. 21-24 at McCormick Place South in Chicago. ISA is a 39,000-member organization established to advance such technologies as sensors, instruments, computers, and systems of measurement and control. Visit www.isa.org.
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics: Cosentino, Dir.-JSF Int. Programs
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. has named Mike Cosentino as director of Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) international programs, a newly created position. Cosentino began his career at Lockheed Martin’s "Skunk Works" facility, where he worked on such programs as the U-2, SR-71, F-117 and YF-22. Most recently, he was the C-130J program manager. Visit www.lmaeronautics.com.
Shadin Co. Inc.: Promotions and New Officials
Shadin Co. Inc., St. Louis Park, Minn., recently announced the following promotions and newly hired personnel:
Barry LeBlanc has been named European sales director. He has been with the company for 11 years.
Eric Beck has been hired as East Coast sales representative. His experience includes that of Boeing 727 flight engineer.
Craig Shafer has been hired as Shadin’s West Coast sales representative. He, too, is a pilot and has eight years’ experience in general aviation.
Patrick Sommer, formerly of Strom Engineering, will head original equipment manufacturer (OEM) sales support.
And Tom Chapmen, formerly with Honeywell, has been named engine trend monitor sales manager.
Airline Avionics Institute: Volare Award Winners
At the 2002 Avionics Maintenance Conference (AMC), held in Houston in early April, the Airline Avionics Institute (AAI) announced the winners of its annual Volare Awards and Chairman’s Special Award. Martin Storey, Delta Airlines, and Jeffery Kimball, Boeing Commercial Avionics Systems, each won a Volare Award, and Lawrence Carpenter, ARINC Inc., received the AAI Chairman’s Special Award.
A 24-year veteran with Delta, Storey has held the positions of avionics mechanic, foreman, component group leader and technical analyst in component maintenance. He has been a member of several ARINC committees. Storey was the AMC chairman in 1998 and 1999, and currently is the conference vice chairman. He also chairs TG 111 (future concepts of maintenance).
Kimball launched his avionics maintenance career in the U.S. Air Force and then joined Continental Airlines as an avionics technician. He began his employment with Boeing Commercial Avionics Systems in 1985 as a field support representative-automatic test systems. He currently is the company’s product support manager.
Carpenter was honored for his AMC leadership. He joined ARINC in 1982 as the conference’s executive secretary, and in 1994, was instrumental in launching the AMC’s sister organization, the Flight Simulator Engineering and Maintenance Conference (FSEMC). Carpenter began his career with the Bendix Corp. and then joined TWA to work on mechanical instruments. He subsequently went to Continental Airlines to work on telecommunications systems. In 1994 he received the AAI’s Pioneer Award for his development of the Standard Modular Avionics Repair and Test (SMART) system software package. Visit www.airlineavionics.org.