Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Savi Technology, a Lockheed Martin subsidiary, has named Bob Kramer as senior vice president of marketing and strategic development. An 18-year employee of Lockheed, he is responsible for overseeing business relations between the two companies, and marketing and communications functions. Kramer was previously director of military satcom programs, where he worked on several satellite ground system projects. Savi Technology provides radio frequency identification (RFID) hardware and software for commercial and government organizations. Visit www.savi.com and www.lockheedmartin.com.
Col. C.D. Moore (Brig. Gen. select), director of the F-22 System Program Office at Wright-Patterson AFB, has received his first star. Moore manages development, acquisition, testing and support for the F-22A Raptor. Serving as director since November 2005, he has amassed more than 3,000 flight hours in 30 aircraft, including the F-22, F-16 and F-15. Visit www.wpafb.af.mil.
DRS Technologies has elected former U.S. Air Force General Charles Boyd as a member of the company's board of directors. Boyd, who served 35 years in the Air Force before retiring in 1995, is currently president and chief executive officer of Business Executives for National Security. He will serve a three-year term at DRS Technologies. Visit www.drs.com.
EMS Satcom of Ottawa, Canada, has appointed Stephen Newell as vice president of military and government sales. He is responsible for satcom system accounts for those two markets. Newell comes from Annapolis, Md.-based AIRIA Inc., where he was manager of avionics systems. At that company, he was responsible for the development of an airborne television system that uses the Inmarsat satellite network. Newell also has experience supporting direct broadcast satellite (DBS) television satcom antenna systems. Visit www.emssatcom.com.
Israel Aircraft Industries has named David Arzi as corporate vice president of commercial aerospace relations. He is responsible for business development with international airlines, with emphasis on IAI's maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services and aircraft conversions. Arzi was previously corporate vice president and general manager of the company's Bedek Aviation Group.
IAI also has promoted employees to lead three newly created divisions within its Commercial Aircraft Group. Shlomo Karako is the new general manager of the business aircraft division, Nava Sela holds the same position in the aerospace assemblies division, and Dov Shavit will lead the manufacturing technologies division. Visit www.iai.co.il.
Avionics and modifications provider, Landmark Aviation, has hired Brian Reid as vice president of aircraft certification for Associated Air Center. Based at Love Field in Dallas, Reid will lead the Air Center's certification department and Designated Alteration Station (DAS) efforts. He is a member of the Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, as well as the American Society of Engineering. Visit www.landmarkaviation.com.
Charles Leader is the new director of the U.S. Joint Planning and Development Office, a group charged with transforming the National Airspace System by designing the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NGATS) to meet airspace capacity requirements in 2025. Leader has worked for Hughes Aircraft, where he focused on air traffic control technology with FAA and international air traffic control providers. Visit www.dot.gov.
Signal switching card supplier Pickering Interfaces has appointed Bill Green as western region sales manager at its new office in Littleton, Colo. He is responsible for the western United States and Mexico. UK-based Pickering offers PXI, LXI, PCI, VXI and GPIB switching cards and test instruments. Visit www.pickeringtest.com.
Gulfstream Aerospace in Savannah, Ga., has promoted Brad Kraft to director of completion engineering at its facility in Dallas, Texas. He is responsible for all functions associated with final phase engineering for the G150 and G200 bizjets. Kraft previously served as senior manager for final phase in Dallas. Visit www.gulfstream.com.
Ametek Inc. has chosen Deidre Cusack as the new vice president and general manager of measurement and power systems within its Aerospace Defense division. She was previously the division's vice president of sensors fluid management systems. Ametek, based in Paoli, Pa., manufacturers electronic instruments and electromechanical devices. Visit www.ametek.com.
Aero Gear has hired Brian Moriarty to head a newly formed Design Engineering Department, which combines functions formerly spread throughout the company. Moriarty comes from Kaman Aerospace, where he was manager of structural and mechanical design engineering. Visit www.aerogear.com.
The board of directors of Bethesda, Md.-based Iridium Satellite has elected Alvin Krongard as its newest member. He is a former chief executive officer and board chairman of Alex Brown Inc. and executive director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Visit www.iridium.com.