John Belcher has been named chairman of ARINC Inc., succeeding James Pierce, who announced his retirement in January. Belcher formerly was the company's president and chief executive officer (CEO). He joined ARINC in 1997 as chief operating officer after leaving Hughes Aircraft of Canada Ltd., where he was president and CEO. Belcher has held high-level positions at Thompson-Hickling Aviation and PRIOR Data Sciences. He also was executive director of Transport Canada.
In addition, the Annapolis, Md.-based company has named Frederic Jacoby chairman of ARINC Engineering Services LLC. He joined ARINC Inc. in 1969 as a project engineer, following employment with Westinghouse and TRW. Jacoby most recently was senior vice president of ARINC and chief executive of its Systems & Technology business unit, from which Engineering Services was created, in 2002. The two-year-old company provides technical support for communications, weapons systems and navigation to the U.S. Defense Department. Visit www.arinc.com.
The board of directors for Sacramento, Calif.-based All Weather Inc. has elected Gary Wagner president and chief executive officer. Wagner has 23 years of experience in industrial controls, automation, aerospace and defense, and capital equipment. All Weather produces meteorological sensors, integrated graphic displays, and automated weather systems. Visit www.allweatherinc.com.
Lewis, Technician of the Year
Keith Lewis has been named the Federal Aviation Administration 2004 Avionics Maintenance Technician of the Year for the Southern region. He works at Stevens Aviation's Donaldson Center in Greenville, S.C. Lewis has been employed with Stevens since 1970. Visit www.stevensaviation.com.
Burnham, Board Member
The former chairman and chief operating officer of Raytheon Co., Daniel Burnham, recently was elected to Green Hills Software Inc.'s board of directors. In addition to his post at Raytheon, Burnham has been vice chairman of AlliedSignal Inc. and president of AlliedSignal Aerospace. Among his credits are a presidential appointment as chairman of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee in 2000 and the Six Sigma Executive of the Year award by the International Society of Six Sigma Professionals in 2002. Green Hills is a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based producer of real-time operating systems. Visit www.ghs.com.
Rockwell Collins has announced six changes in its financial and investor relations staff. Patrick Allen-a nine-year employee with the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based company and former vice president-finance and treasurer-has been appointed vice president and controller of Collins Commercial Systems. Dave Brehm, who has been with Collins for 15 years and was vice president-investor relations, is now vice president-finance and controller. Dan Crookshank assumes Brehm's former post; he has been with Collins for 13 years and previously was financial controller for Rockwell Collins UK. Marsha Schulte, a 26-year veteran with Collins, was vice president-strategic and financial planning, and now is vice president and controller. Doug Stenske, former senior director-risk and asset management, is now Collins' treasurer. He has been with the company for five years. And Gerry Widen assumes Schulte's former position. He has been with Collins for 25 years, most recently as vice president and controller. Visit www.rockwellcollins.com.
3M's Aerospace and Aircraft Maintenance Division has named three individuals-Steve Falteisek, Lisa Rice and Patrick Zimmerman-to the newly created position of application development engineer (ADE). Falteisek, who serves the maintenance, repair and overhaul market segment, joined 3M in 2003. Rice, who also started at 3M in 2003, is ADE for the military market. And Zimmerman, who began at 3M in 1984, will serve the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market segment. Visit www.3m.com/aerospace.
Gajewski, Project Manager
Mike Gajewski brings his experience in the U.S. Air Force to Emteq Aerospace, Muskego, Wis., where he has been named project manager. In the Air Force, Gajewski held maintenance and project management positions associated with transport, fighter and reconnaissance aircraft. Visit www.emteq.com.
The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) has promoted Suzette Matthews to the newly created position of executive vice president, and has named Mark DePlasco vice president of technical services. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Matthews joined ATCA in 1983 as general counsel. DePlasco has been an air traffic controller and instructor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and has held various positions in FAA's Air Traffic Division. Visit www.atca.org.
In Memoriam: Jerome Lederer
A pioneer in flight safety and one-time colleague of Charles Lindbergh died recently at the age of 101. Jerome Lederer was an aeronautical engineer, director of the Civil Aeronautics Board's Safety Bureau (predecessor to the National Transportation Safety Board), organizer of the Flight Safety Foundation, a NASA safety director, and recipient of more than 100 awards, including the Edward Warner Award and Daniel Guggenheim Medal. His contributions to flight safety are numerous and include publishing safety bulletins as far back as in the 1920s. While with the Safety Bureau, Lederer introduced anti-collision lights on civilian airplanes and ordered the installation of flight data recorders on air transport aircraft. He also helped accelerate the adoption of stall warning indicators in aircraft. He conducted research, as well, in areas such as human factors. Lederer learned, for example, of the adverse effect of flickering reflections from propellers or helicopter rotors on the pilot's brain. He died of congestive heart failure in a Laguna Hills, Calif., hospital.