Pro Star Aviation: New Officials
Don White has been appointed president of Pro Star Aviation, an avionics maintenance and repair facility based at the Manchester, N.H., airport. He previously was vice president of aircraft maintenance at Pentastar Aviation and before that, vice president of technical services at Stead Aviation. White is a member of the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) and the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA). In addition, Pro Star Aviation recently named Craig Voelker midwest regional sales manager. He will provide sales and support in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Ohio. Visit www.prostaraviation.com.
Interstate Electronics Corp.: Grace, Vice President
L-3 Communications recently named Jim Grace vice president of marketing and sales for its Interstate Electronics Corp. (IEC) subsidiary in Anaheim, Calif. He has more than 26 years’ experience in the defense industry as a business development manager and as a hardware and software design engineer. He has worked on the design and development of GPS products for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force. Prior to coming to IEC, where he has held various positions, Grace worked for Hughes Aircraft and Rockwell International. Among the products made by IEC are ruggedized displays, test instrumentation, missile tracking systems, GPS receivers, translators and micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS). Visit www.iechome.com.
Dassault Falcon Jet Corp.: Youngkin, Vice President
Dassault Falcon Jet Corp., Teterboro, N.J., has promoted Frank Youngkin to the newly created position of vice president-worldwide Falcon spares. The new position is to bring the company’s "management commitment [to spares provision] to a new level," says Gerry Goguen, senior vice president of customer service. Youngkin has been with Dassault Falcon Jet for 14 years, working in both France and the United States. He also has been employed by Sabreliner and Learjet. Visit www.falconjet.com.
WinSoft: Pouchet, Sales & Mktg. Director
Jack Pouchet recently joined WinSoft, Santa Ana, Calif., to become director of sales and marketing. He comes to WinSoft from Racal Instruments, where he was director of marketing and corporate communications and where he gained a portion of his 20-plus years’ experience in automatic test equipment (ATE). Pouchet will be working with WinSoft’s Engineering Division, which provides ATE, system integration and custom instrumentation. Visit www.winsoft.com.
Rockwell Collins: Peterman, Vice President
Ken Peterman has assumed a new position at Rockwell Collins Government Systems, leaving his post as director of communication systems marketing to become vice president of business development. Peterman joined Collins in 2000, with more than 22 years of defense industry experience. He attended Tri-State University, Pennsylvania State University and Stanford University. Collins Government Systems provides defense electronics. Visit www.rockwellcollins.com.
Aerospace Optics Inc.: New Officials
Aerospace Optics Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has promoted two management employees. Craig Morgan, formerly sales manager, is now the company’s vice president of sales, and J.M. Davis, formerly finance manager, has been named vice president of finance. Morgan has been with Aerospace Optics for 17 years; Davis joined the company 25 years ago. Aerospace Optics produces switches and displays. Visit www.visisun.com.
Crane Aerospace: Terrazas, Marketing Manager
Crane Aerospace, Lynnwood, Wash., has announced the appointment of Ross Terrazas to the position of military marketing manager, reporting to Ron Kato, vice president of group sales and marketing. Prior to joining Crane Aerospace, Terrazas was the business development manager, airborne power, for Unitron Inc., a Dallas-based aerospace manufacturer. He graduated from the Citadel, with a degree in business administration. Crane Aerospace includes such companies as ELDEC Corp., Hydro-Aire Inc., Interpoint, Lear Romec and Resistoflex-Aerospace, all of which produce aircraft systems and components. Visit www.craneaerospace.com.
JetCorp: Brooks, Regional Sales
Jack Brooks has joined JetCorp, Chesterfield, Mo., to become its regional sales manager, covering the southeastern United States. He comes to JetCorp from Stevens Aviation, where he was in charge of technical sales and development. Previously Brooks was vice president of sales for Jet Aviation, southeast regional sales manager for WestStar Aviation, and regional sales manager for FlightSafety International. JetCorp is a fixed-based operator (FBO), providing aircraft maintenance, avionics installations, modifications and refurbishments. Visit www.jetcorp.com.
Semflex: Parsons, Regional Sales
Semflex, a radio frequency (RF) and microwave cable assembly manufacturer based in Mesa, Ariz., recently hired Jerry Parsons as eastern regional sales manager. He is based in Baltimore and represents the company in 23 states east of the Mississippi river. Most recently employed by Harbour Industries, Parsons has more than 30 years of sales experience and is a graduate of Western Michigan University. Visit www.semflex.com.
Innovative Solutions Int.: Loh, TV Interview
The Fox Cable News Channel broadcast in June an interview with Robert Loh, president of Innovative Solutions International (ISI), as part of the Summerall Success Stories. The Fox Cable News television series, produced by Pat Summerall Productions, is designed to recognize the achievements and contributions of corporations. During the interview, Loh discussed the future of satellite navigation. ISI, in Vienna, Va., provides turnkey communication, navigation and surveillance/air traffic management (CNS/ATM) systems, architecture, services, products and training. Visit www.isicns.com.