Northrop Grumman has promoted Imad Bitar to vice president of its Electromagnetic Systems Laboratory (ESL). The Los Angeles-based company also has elected retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Richard Myers to its board of directors. Bitar will report to Daniel Allen, sector vice president and general manager of the Intelligence Systems division of Northrop's Mission Systems unit in Reston, Va. Bitar was previously operations director for the ESL, which supplies airborne reconnaissance and strategic signal processing systems, intelligence analysis and telecommunications services. Myers becomes the 12th member of Northrop Grumman's board of directors. He was previously the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, serving as an adviser to the U.S. president, secretary of defense and the National Security Council, before retiring in September 2005. Visit www.northropgrumman.com.
Thales has promoted Allan Cameron to chairman and chief executive officer of its operations in the United States. He replaces former chairman and CEO, Lawrence Cavaiola, who has run U.S. operations since 2001. Cameron was previously managing director of Thales UK's naval business and vice president of the company's global naval warship business. Visit www.thalesgroup.com/northamerica.
Tempe, Ariz.-based Landmark Aviation has named Jim Hopkins as vice president of fixed-based operations. The company also has appointed David Lamb as vice president and general manager of its FBO and maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) operations at Los Angeles International Airport. Previously vice president, large fleet and government contracts, Hopkins is responsible for strategy and leadership for the company's 34 airport-based facilities. Formerly employed by Piedmont Aviation, now Landmark, he will be based in Roanoke, Va. Lamb comes from Gulfstream Aerospace in Dallas, where he was director of product support. He replaces Harvey Ticlo, who was promoted to senior vice president, MRO operations for Landmark. Visit www.landmarkaviation.com.
Conroe, Texas-based Wing Aviation has named John Olson as vice president of business development for its charter unit. He previously worked as an aviation underwriter for a Los Angeles-based company. An FBO, Wing Aviation also provides avionics, maintenance and refurbishment services. Visit www.wingaviation.com.
The board of directors of One Stop Systems, a computer board manufacturer, has elected Ken Potashner as its newest member. He was formerly the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Sonicblue. Visit www.onestopsystems.com.
Avidyne Corp. has promoted Paul Hathaway to director of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) product marketing and Jamie Luster to director of U.S. aftermarket sales. Hathaway was most recently OEM sales manager, and Luster previously served as aftermarket product marketing manager and regional sales manager. Visit www.avidyne.com.
Craig Johnson has joined Adam Aircraft of Englewood, Colo., as chief operating officer. He comes from Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector, where he served as vice president, network centric and F-16 sensor systems. Visit www.adamaircraft.com.
ITT Industries has appointed W. Michael Hayman as president and general manager of its Night Vision facility in Roanoke, Va. He succeeds Gary Aicher, who is now president of ITT's Advanced Water Treatment business. Hayman previously worked in ITT's Aerospace/Communications division, where he was vice president and director of operations. Visit www.itt.com.
Trompeter, a division of Stratos International based in Mesa, Ariz., has named Larry Fagan as direct field salesperson for the Los Angeles region. He comes from Newark Electronics, where he was commercial accounts manager. Trompeter manufactures connectors, jacks, cable assemblies and other tools. Visit www.trompeter.com.
Miami-based Barfield, an EADS company, has appointed Victor Bontorno as national sales manager of ground support test equipment. He is a member of the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA). Visit www.barfield.eads.net.
Voice and data communications provider Wingspeed Corp. has hired Mike Kyslowsky as vice president of customer services and David Borkowski as vice president of worldwide sales. Kyslowsky will be responsible for developing Wingspeed's customer service organization supporting its XLLink System products. He comes from Outerlink, where he held the same position. Borkowski was formerly with Rockwell Collins, where he was director of sales and business development for the Americas. Visit www.wingspeedcorp.com.
EADS North America Defense has appointed John Young as chief executive officer. He comes from Northrop Grumman, where he served in various executive roles, including in the Integrated Systems sector, focusing on airborne early warning and electronic warfare systems. Visit www.eadsnorthamerica.com.