Hardin, VP and General Manager

Ametek Inc., Paoli, Pa., has promoted John Wesley Hardin to the position of vice present and general manager of its Aerospace Division. He previously was vice president and general manager of Ametek’s Dixson Division. Hardin joined the company in 1998 as the Dixson Division’s director of sales and marketing. Prior to Ametek he held positions with Furon Co. and McDonnell Douglas. Visit www.ametek.com.

Dendekker, Sales Manager

John Dendekker recently was hired by J.A. Air Center as avionics installation sales manager. He comes to J.A. Air Center, at West Chicago’s DuPage Airport, from Northern Airborne Technology, where he worked, following his employment at Western Avionics, Calgary, as sales manager. Visit www.jaair.com.

Alvis, Director, Ground-Based Programs

As part of a move to increase its presence in the U.S. defense market, Thales North America Inc., Alexandria, Va., has appointed Michael Alvis director of ground-based programs. He formerly was vice president of marketing and chief operating officer at Horizon Software International. Alvis served in the U.S. Army for 27 years, retiring as a colonel. He is a decorated aviator. Visit www.thalesgroup.com/northamerica.

Wright, Vice President

Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Lynnwood, Wash., recently appointed Kevin Wright vice president of strategic new ventures. He comes to the company from SITA, where he was vice president of the aerospace group. Prior to that he worked for Hydro-Aire, part of the Aerospace Group of Crane Aerospace & Electronics. Visit www.craneaerospace.com.

Stasonis, Sales and Marketing Mngr.

Grants Pass, Ore.-based Pickering Interfaces has named Bob Stasonis sales and marketing manager for the company’s signal switching and conditioning solutions in the eastern United States and Canada. Stasonis has held positions with Teradyne, GenRad, Schlumberger and WK Test. Visit www.pickeringtest.com.

Couch, General Manager

Following its acquisition of fixed-based operators (FBOs) at New Orleans International Airport and Lakefront Airport, in New Orleans, Atlantic Aviation has named Ronnie Couch general manager of both locations. He has 27 years of experience with General Aviation, former owner of the New Orleans FBOs.

Gross, Maintenance Manager

Houston-based Wing Aviation recently added Randy Gross to its staff as maintenance manager. He comes to the fixed-based operator with 30 years of experience. Visit www.wingaviation.com.�

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