Editor's Note


By | July 1, 2004
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Wasson, Chief Technology Officer
James Wasson recently was named chief technology officer for BAE Systems North America’s Platform Solutions Sector. Working out of Johnson City, N.Y., he will oversee company-funded research and development projects as well as contract R&D. His more than 30 years of avionics business experience include 23 as an R&D program leader at Northrop Aircraft, McDonnell Douglas and Smiths Aerospace Electronics Systems. Visit www.na.baesystems.com.

Albanese, Chief Operating Officer
Sensis Corp., Dewitt, N.Y., announced the promotion of Anthony Albanese to chief operating officer of the Air Traffic Systems division. He was previously a program manager in the same division. In this newly created position Albanese will oversee the day-to-day execution of the division’s contracts. His more than 25 years of experience include stints in Sensis’ Air Defense Systems division and in General Electric’s Radar Systems Development. Visit www.sensis.com.

Wright, Vice President
Gastonia, N.C.- based Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc. named Douglas Wright the vice president of the Engineered Systems Group. Wright was previously director, North America, of the Power Systems division for Goodrich, where he also held executive positions in the Actuation and Landing Gear divisions. Visit www.cwcontrols.com.

Barclay, Managing Director
Thales Group announced the appointment of Mark Barclay to the newly created Avionics Services Worldwide business line of Thales Avionics division as the managing director. Barclay brings more than 20 years’ experience to the job, having previously worked as the chief executive officer of Thales Telecom Services and as a group operations director with Thales Optronics. Barclay will be based in Toulouse, France, with operations in Seattle, Montreal, Singapore, the UK, Edison, N.J., and Châtellerault, France. Visit www.thales-avionics.com.

Wilhite, Langley Professor
The National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), a research and graduate institute, announced that the Georgia Institute of Technology has appointed Alan Wilhite to be the first of six Langley professors. He will lead the NIA’s research in systems analysis with an emphasis on developing life-cycle systems analysis and risk methodologies for advanced aerospace system architecture. Since 2001 Wilhite has been a scholar in systems engineering and simulation at the University of Alabama, Huntsville. He also was the director of the independent program assessment office and of the systems management office at NASA Langley. Visit www.nianet.org.

Barber, Director of Sales
Trompeter Electronics, Westlake Village, Calif., announced the selection of Tom Barber to the newly created position of director of sales for the Semflex/ Trompeter business group. Barber was previously the company’s director of operations and also served as director of Nogales Operations for ITT Cannon and as a general manager and sales manager for Pomona Electronics. Visit www.trompeter.com.

Heydt, Director of Maintenance
Jet Aviation, Teterboro, N.J., recently hired David Heydt as its director of maintenance. Heydt comes to Jet Aviation with 30 years’ experience, starting as a mechanic in the military and working, most recently, as the Challenger and Global Express program manager for Bombardier. Visit www.jetaviation.com.

Wachob, Chief Executive Officer
Special materials manufacturer, Rogers Corp., has named Robert Wachob president and chief executive officer (CEO). He replaces Walter Boomer, who retired in April. Wachob formerly was Rogers’ president and chief operating officer (COO). He has been with the company since 1984 when he was hired as director of marketing. Visit www.rogerscorporation.com.

New Officials
Mid-Continent Instruments, Wichita, Kan., recently named Brett Williams its engineering manager. His experience includes five years in process and design engineering at Garmin International. Mid-Continent also announced the promotion of Roni Perry to accounting supervisor. Perry brings 12 years of accounting experience to her new position. She spent the last seven years as one of Mid-Continent’s staff accountants. Visit www.mcico.com.

Rozewicz, Manager-Engineering
Emteq Aerospace, Muskego, Wis., announced that Jeff Rozewicz has been hired as manager of engineering and programs. Rozewicz brings nine years of experience to the position, having designed and integrated airborne equipment such as traffic alert collision avoidance system (TCAS)/Mode S, enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS), satellite communications, in-flight entertainment and GPS for a number of platforms. Visit www.emteq.com.

Stenbit, Board of Directors
SI International Inc., Reston, Va., announced that John Stenbit has been appointed to its board of directors. Stenbit is best known as the former assistant secretary of defense for command, control, communications and intelligence (C3I) and chief information officer at the Department of Defense. He also has held various management positions, including executive vice president, at TRW Inc. Visit www.si-intl.com.

Weekes, Vice President and CFO
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University announced the appointment of Eric Weekes as vice president and chief financial officer. He reports to George Ebbs, president. Weekes comes to Embry-Riddle from OGE Energy Corp., Tulsa, Okla. He also was employed by Illinois Power. Visit www.erau.edu.

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