Honeywell: Cote, Board Chairman
Honeywell president and chief executive officer David Cote has assumed the title of chairman of the board, with the planned retirement of Chairman Lawrence Bossidy. Cote was tapped as Honeywell’s president and CEO in February 2002, after serving as chairman, president and CEO of TRW. Cote earlier held leadership positions at General Electric. Graduating from the University of New Hampshire in 1976, Cote holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Visit www.honeywell.com
EMTEQ Inc.: New Officials
EMTEQ Inc., Muskego, Wis., has promoted Kerry Stuckart and Tracy Dendekker to business development, working directly with customers in the corporate, general aviation and helicopter markets. Both have been with the cable, harness and lighting company for at least five years. Stuckart previously served as an inside sales coordinator. Visit www.emteq.com.
Rockwell Collins: Helgeson, VP and Gen. Manager
Rockwell Collins has named Dennis Helgeson vice president and general manager of Business and Regional Systems for the company’s Commercial Systems business segment. A 27-year veteran with Collins, Helgeson formerly was vice president, business development for the Government Systems segment. He holds a masters of business administration degree from the University of Iowa and an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and computer science. Visit www.rockwellcollins.com.
Embry-Riddle University: New Trustees
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has selected three aerospace executives for its board of trustees: Lawrence Clarkson, Robert Johnson and Nick Tomassetti. Clarkson, who recently retired as president of Boeing Enterprises, also was employed by Pratt & Whitney for 20 years. Johnson is president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Honeywell Aerospace and has held several executive positions with AlliedSignal. Tomassetti, retired president and CEO of Airbus Industrie of North America Holdings Inc., also was employed by McDonnell Douglas Corp. and Pratt & Whitney. Visit www.embryriddle.com.
JetCorp: New Officials
JetCorp, a fixed-based operator (FBO) in St. Louis, has named three new officials. Stan Allmon, a 10-year veteran with the company, has been named director of avionics. He has held positions with Byerly Aviation, Ralston Purina, Midcoast Aviation and Duncan Aviation. Ken Schnurbusch has been promoted from sales manager to become JetCorp’s manager of avionics planning. He previously has been employed by Sabreliner and Ellison Avionics and was co-owner and vice president of Ozark Aircraft Radio. And Wes Lumry is JetCorp’s new regional technical sales manager for the company’s northeastern territory. He will operate out of Wichita, Kan. Visit www.jetcorp.com.
Aero Express Inc.: Olson, Test Equipment Sales
Aviation parts distributor Aero Express Inc., Lee’s Summit, Mo., recently hired Pat Olson for its test equipment sales. She has 28 years experience in the field, working for Edmo Distributors. Olson will sell new and used test equipment. Visit www.aeroexpress.com.
General Defense Systems Inc.: Fawcett, President and CEO
The General Defense Systems Inc. board of directors recently appointed Frank Fawcett president and chief executive officer (CEO). He will replace the company’s founder and former president, David Frank, who will remain as chief technology officer. Fawcett has served as president and CEO for both Eurotech Ltd. and Kurchaton Research Holdings Inc. General Defense Systems provides a broadband network and develops and produces wireless surveillance applications. Visit www.generaldefense.com.
Voltarc Technologies Inc.: New Officials
Voltarc Technologies Inc., Waterbury, Conn., has announced new leadership for its Specialty Fluorescent Lamp Division. John Andros joins the company as vice president, general manager and business leader of the division. Previously he was vice president and general manager of another Connecticut specialty lighting manufacturer. Robert Cassidy becomes director of engineering for the division. Cassidy has worked at Osram/Sylvania, Philips Lighting and Loctite Luminating Systems. Visit www.voltarc.com
Russell Adams Ltd.: Lindley, Contract Support
Russell Adams Ltd., an aviation software firm, has recruited Steve Lindley, formerly of LindAir, to support Russell Adams’ Tenex contract, a multi-site system for engine overhaul, aviation maintenance and parts supply across Australia. Lindley has experience working in southeast Asia for the Bell Helicopter distributor and other companies. Visit www.russelladams.com.
Sennheiser Electronic Corp.: Errington, Sales Manager
Sennheiser Electronic Corp., an Old Lyme, Conn.-based specialist in aviation headsets, has named Jim Errington as western regional sales manager, aviation products. He will be responsible for dealer relations and product promotion and sales for the states west of the Mississippi River. Errington is a 4,300-hour pilot and a licensed A&P. Previously he owned and operated an FBO, engine overhaul shop and an aircraft paint shop. Visit www.sennheiserusa.com/aviation.