Novatel Inc., based in Calgary, Canada, has announced the appointment of David Vaughn as chairman of the board of directors. Vaughn served as Novatel’s president and chief executive officer from February 2001 to February 2002. The 25-year technology company veteran also brings to the position more than a decade of senior management experience in the GPS industry. Visit www.novatel.com.
Roser, Vice President
Steven Roser has joined Sanmina-SCI as vice president, business development, for the company’s Defense and Aerospace Systems Division in Huntsville, Ala. Roser previously served as Pratt & Whitney’s St. Louis regional manager, where he was responsible for business development and customer support for Boeing’s Integrated Defense Systems unit and the U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command headquarters. Visit www.sanmina-sci.com.
Helicopter services provider, Keystone Helicopter Corp., West Chester, Pa., has promoted David Ford to the positions of president and chief operating officer. Since joining the company in 1996, Ford has filled the roles of vice president and general manager of the Helicopter Services Division and senior vice president-technical services. Keystone also named Chuck Hurdleston as director of program development, government programs. Visit www.keystonehelicopter.com.
Michael Carter has been named president and general manager of StacoSwitch, Costa Mesa, Calif., a manufacturer of aviation switches, controllers and keyboards. Carter comes to StacoSwitch with more than two decades of industry experience. Most recently, he was president and chief operating officer of Corlund Electronics. Visit www.stacoswitch.com.
Roberts, Group President
Montreal, Canada-based simulation specialist, CAE, has promoted Jeff Roberts from executive vice president of aviation training to group president of its civil simulation and training business unit. Roberts joined the company in 2002 after the acquisition of Dallas-based SimuFlite Training International, where he was chief executive officer. Visit www.cae.com.
Taylor, Vice President-Sales
Savannah Air Center has named Stephen Taylor as vice president of sales, responsible for all sales activities, including maintenance, completions and exterior paint. Before joining Savannah Air Center, Taylor served as vice president of sales and marketing for Pentastar Aviation (formerly Chrysler Pentastar and DaimlerChrysler Aviation) and worked in marketing, sales support and customer relations for Gulfstream. Visit www.savannahaircenter.com.