Aircraft Electronics Association: Award Winners

Barry Aylward, co-owner of Kitchener Aero, in Breslau, Ontario, and Mid-Canada Mod Center, in Toronto, has been named the Aircraft Electronics Association’s (AEA’s) Member of the Year. He serves on the AEA board of directors as Region VI vice president and member of the strategic planning committee. AEA also has bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Award on George Lewison. Before his retirement from Gulfstream, Lewison held positions at Bendix Radio and Airesearch Aviation. Visit

Aviation Supplies & Academics Inc.: Peri, Marketing Director

Aviation Supplies & Academics Inc. (ASA), Newcastle, Wash., has named Josh Peri director of marketing. His experience includes working with the newly developed Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as an airport security instructor. Peri also has been a pilot for American and Delta airlines, as well as for charter and cargo operators. ASA provides aviation supplies, software and publications for pilots, flight instructors, flight engineers and aviation technicians. Visit

Savannah Air Center: Soleo, General Manager

Jim Soleo has left Baker Electronics, where he was senior vice president-operations, to become general manager of Savannah Air Center, an aircraft completion and maintenance fac-ility in Savannah, Ga. His 25 years of experience also include employment with Bombardier, KC Aviation and Grumman Technical Service. Visit

Flight Deck Resources Inc.: Lockwood, President

Flight Deck Resources Inc., Dana Point, Calif., has appointed Keith Lockwood president. He has accumulated 20 years of aviation industry experience from his previous employment with Teledyne Controls, Miltope Corp. and Rockwell Collins. Flight Deck Resources produces flight deck products and services, including the integration of portable electronic flight bags (EFBs). Visit

Gulfstream Aerospace: New Officials

Bizjet manufacturer Gulfstream Aerospace has named Richard Johnson vice president-engineering. He has been with the company since 1981 and most recently was vice president, chief engineer, in charge of developing the long-range G550 and G500 business aircraft. Before joining Gulfstream he was with Lockheed-Georgia Co. Gulfstream also has named Dan Nale vice president in charge of the G100, G150 and G200 aircraft programs. Visit

Rockwell Collins: Dodson, VP and General Manager

Rockwell Collins has promoted Tommy Dodson to vice president and general manager of its Passenger Systems Group. The 25-year Collins employee is in charge of the company’s in-flight entertainment (IFE) business. He previously was involved in the unit’s development and delivery of eTES, the cabin IFE system that includes e-mail and Internet capabilities. Visit

IRyan International Corp.: New Officials

Ryan International Corp. has expanded its sales organization. The Columbus, Ohio-based firm has promoted Mike Marie from account representative to manager for the Eastern U.S. sales region and hired Tom Kirschbaum as an account representative. In addition, Ryan International has named DAC International as its international sales agent and Bud Johnson & Associates as its sales agent for the central United States. Visit

Jet Aviation Saudi Arabia: Harris, Head of Maintenance

Jet Aviation Saudi Arabia, in Jeddah, has named Richard Harris head of maintenance. He joined the company in February, transferring from Saudi Arabian Airlines, where he was supervisor of its cabin crew and support shops. Prior to his employment with the airline, Harris was a maintenance technician with Gulfstream Aerospace. He received training in the U.S. Army and at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Visit

Rohde & Schwarz: Vohrer, President and COO

MichaelVohrer has been appointed president and chief operating officer at Rohde & Schwarz GmbH. He replaces Hans Wagner, who has stepped down from the company’s board of directors. Vohrer formerly was executive vice president and head of Rohde & Schwarz’s Test and Measurement Division. He joins Friedrich Schwarz, chairman, and Reinhard Bruckner on Rohde & Schwarz’s board. Visit

ARINC Inc.: Hoad, Senior Director

ARINC Inc. recently promoted Richard Hoad to the position of senior director, sales and marketing in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He will be based in Crawley, UK. Hoad’s promotion was announced in the September issue of Avionics Magazine (page 16), but with the wrong photo. We apologize for the confusion. Visit

Elisra Group: Biran, Chairman and CEO

The Elisra Group’s board of directors recently elected Danny Biran to serve as the group’s chairman and chief executive officer. He is president of the Israeli holding company, Koor Industries Ltd., which controls 70 percent of the Elisra Group. The group is based in Bene-Berak, near Tel Aviv. It comprises Elisra Electronic Systems, Tadiran Spectralink and BVR Systems. For more information of the Elisra Group, phone +972 3 570 6527.

Liberty Electronics Inc.: Phillips, Manufacturing Manager

Franklin, Pa.-based Liberty Electronics Inc. has named Rex Phillips manufacturing manager. He came to Liberty about a year ago from Joy Mining Machinery. Liberty Electronics produces wire harnesses, cable assemblies, and electromechanical panel and drawer subassemblies. Visit

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