Achim Klein, an engineer, has been named president of Rohde & Schwarz Vertriebs GmbH, based in Munich. Klein is responsible for the sales of all Rohde & Schwarz radiocommunications products.Herbert Rewitzer, an electronics engineer, succeeds Klein as head of Rohde & Schwarz's Radiocommunications Systems Division. Rewitzer now is a member of Rohde & Schwarz's corporate management team. Visit www.rohde-schwarz.com.
Dean Matt has been named chief operating officer (COO) of navAero Inc., Chicago. He has held COO and managing director posts with several firms in the aviation industry. In other news, navAero, which produces electronic flight bags, has moved to a new facility in downtown Chicago. Its new address is 9-15 West Hubbard, 5th floor, Chicago, Ill. 60610. Visit www.navaero.com.
Lynn Brubaker, who recently served as Honeywell's vice president and general manager-commercial aerospace, recently was elected to the Nordam Group board of directors. She began her 26-year career in the airline industry, then worked for McDonnell Douglas, and subsequently moved to AlliedSignal, which merged with Honeywell in 1999. At Honeywell she also served as vice president-marketing, sales and sales support operations. The Nordam Group, based in Tulsa, Okla., is an aircraft component repair and manufacturing company. Visit www.nordam.com.
Aerospace Products International Inc. (API), a Memphis, Tenn.-based subsidiary of First Aviation Services Inc., recently appointed Jean-Marie Pogu as senior vice president of marketing and sales. Pogu comes to the company from Honeywell, where he was director of sales and marketing for the hardware products group. He also has held posts with Fairchild Fasteners and Turbomeca. API is an aircraft parts and components supplier. Visit www.apiworldwide.com.
Shadin Inc., St. Louis Park, Minn., has named Edwin Gaines manager of eastern U.S. sales. His 29 years of experience in the avionics industry include positions with Global/Wulfsberg, AlliedSignal, Airshow, Electrosonics and Alternative Avionics. He also is a former U.S. Air Force fire control technician. Visit www.shadin.com.
EADS Defence and Security Systems (DS) has appointed Robin Southwell chairman, adding to his current role as chief executive officer (CEO) of EADS UK. Prior to joining EADS, Southwell was CEO of AirTanker Ltd., a consortium of EADS, Cobham, Rolls Royce, Thales and VT Group. He also has held management positions with WS Atkins and BAE Systems. Visit www.eads.com.
The Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas, has named Christopher Camargo director of the avionics and support systems department in the organization's Aerospace Electronics and Information Technology Division. He joined the institute in 1990, following employment with Alamo Technology Inc. At the institute he led reliability and maintainability efforts for U.S. Air Force aircraft, including the F-111 and F-15. Now he leads more than 30 engineers, analysts and technicians involved in avionics systems engineering and hardware and software upgrades for the Air Force F-16 and A-10 aircraft. The Southwest Research Institute is a nonprofit research and development organization. Visit www.swri.org.
Klaus, Rowe, Wolfe, Haas
Brian Rowe, chairman of the board at Garrett/Piedmont Hawthorne/Associated, is stepping in as the company's interim chief executive officer (CEO) as a result of Frank Klaus' decision to retire as CEO and board member. Klaus will serve for a year as a consultant to the company and to the Carlyle Group, which controls Garrett/Piedmont Hawthorne/Associated. Rowe, who was named the company's chairman of the board a year ago, was previously president and CEO of GE Engines. In addition, Garrett/Piedmont Hawthorne/Associated has appointed Roger Wolfe as executive vice president of operations. Most recently, he was general manager and vice president for Honeywell Airframe Systems. And the company named Chris Haas to the position of director-parts sales. He has worked for Standard Aero Ltd., now owned by the Carlyle Group. Visit www.garrettaviation.com.
CSSI Inc.--a Washington, D.C.-based air traffic management research, engineering and technical services firm--has hired two new officials: Mark Rodgers and Robbie Leftwich. Rodgers has been named chief scientist for human system integration. He formerly was director of system engineering in FAA's Air Traffic Operations Planning Organization. Also from the agency, Leftwich formerly was director of safety risk management in FAA's Air Traffic Operations Safety Service. At CSSI her title is senior separation and safety manager. Visit www.cssiinc.com.
Mike Brooks, formerly with Honeywell, has joined Ideal Aerosmith's Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) Division, Grand Forks, Minn., as vice president of business development-test services. His 24 years of test equipment experience began when he joined Sperry Flight Systems, where he developed test solutions for digital avionics. Brooks developed more than 100 avionics test programs and designed five major ATE systems. Visit www.idealaero.com.
Vice Adm. Phillip Balise, U.S. Navy (retired) has joined DRS Technologies Inc., Parsippany, N.J., to become senior vice president, maritime strategic plans and programs. Balisle spent 36 years in the Navy. Visit www.drs.com.