Jeffrey Dodson

BAE Systems has appointed Jeffrey Dodson its vice president of security for its Information & Electronic Systems Integration sector in Nashua, N.H. He will be responsible for security operations, sensitive technology protection and the implementation of a national industrial security policy. Visit

Tim Cetto

Tim Cetto has been promoted by Jewell Instruments, Manchester, N.H., to vice president of sales and marketing. Cetto, a 20-year veteran of the industry, has spent the last two years as Jewell’s director of business development. Visit

Mel Hilderbrand, Terry Flaishans

Meggitt/S-TEC, has announced two executive appointments: Mel Hilderbrand to senior vice president of customer operations and Terry Flaishans to vice president of engineering. Hilderbrand, who comes to the company from Bell Helicopter Textron, will take charge of program management, customer support, and sales and marketing. Flaishans joins Meggitt/S-TEC from Honeywell and will supervise the engineering and flight engineering departments. Visit

Robert Stevens

Lockheed Martin’s board of directors has elected company president and chief executive officer (CEO) Robert Stevens as chairman of the board. He will replace Vance Coffman, who will retire after 37 years with the company, including seven as CEO. Visit

Winston Mahabir

Garrett/Piedmont Hawthorne/Associated, Tempe, Ariz., a service provider for the business aviation industry, has appointed Winston Mahabir director of market intelligence. Mahabir will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s market research, playing a key role in its strategic planning. Visit

Jay Hall

Jay Hall has been named vice president of business development for Crane Aerospace & Electronics. He joins Crane from Valcor Engineering Corp., where he was an aftermarket business unit manager. Hall has also held various positions with Smiths Aerospace and Hamilton Sundstrand. Visit

Steve Norgaard

nLight, a Vancouver, Wash.-based diode laser manufacturer, has hired Steve Norgaard as its vice president of manufacturing operations. Norgaard joins the company from Applied Materials Inc., where he served as regional quality director. Visit

Gary Dytrt

Korry Electronics, Seattle, has named Gary Dytrt president. He succeeds Frank Houston, who was named group vice president of parent company Esterline Corp. Dytrt has held several senior manufacturing and operations positions during his last 17 years with Korry. He most recently was general manager of one of the company’s business units. Visit

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