Editor's Note


By Jonathan Ray | January 1, 2007
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Emily Feliz

Emily Feliz joined Avionics magazine, Rockville, Md., as managing editor. She will be responsible for overseeing the design and production of the magazine as well as assisting in the editing process. She will also take part in the magazine’s ongoing efforts to expand coverage on the Internet. Feliz came to Avionics after two years as assistant managing editor at Traffic World, a logistics and freight transportation magazine. Before that, she was an assistant news editor at Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News. She can be reached at efeliz@accessintel.com

Michael Moore

Business aircraft modifications and completions provider Landmark Aviation, Tempe, Ariz., named Michael Moore vice president of program management at Associated Air Center, a Landmark Aviation company based at Dallas Love Field. Moore will be responsible for the operation’s aircraft completion and heavy maintenance work, using program management practices and systems to the aircraft completion cycle. He previously worked at TIMCO Aviation Services as vice president and general manager, providing overall management for the maintenance, repair and overhaul services provider. Before that, Moore was director of operations at Northwest Airlines, Inc. Visit www.landmarkaviation.com.

Paul Mattfield

Monaco Air Duluth, Duluth, Minn., named Paul Mattfield director of maintenance and facilities. Mattfield was previously maintenance manager at Northwest Airlines, Inc. Mattfield brings more than 11 years of management experience service in the commercial aviation industry. He has experience as an aircraft maintenance technician involving Airbus, Boeing and McDonnell Douglas aircraft. Visit www.monacoairduluth.com.

Richard Byrne, Stephen Huffman

The MITRE Corp., Bedford, Mass., elected Richard J. Byrne vice president and an officer of the corporation. Byrne, who has been with the company since 1990, will continue to lead and direct its Air Force work program, working with the senior management team within MITRE’s Command and Control Center. Previously, Byrne was executive director of innovation and Electronic Systems Center Engineering.

The company also named Stephen D. Huffman chief technology officer. Huffman, who joined MITRE in 1988, will be responsible for managing and shaping MITRE’s investments in research and development. Before joining MITRE, he served as chief engineer of the Washington Command, Control and Communications Center. Visit www.mitre.org

Mike Cave

Boeing, Seattle, named Mike Cave vice president of business strategy & marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Cave will lead strategic business planning and marketing for the organization’s products and services. Since 2003, Cave has served as vice president/general manager of Airplane Programs for Commercial Airplanes, overseeing current Boeing models including the 737, 747, 767 and 777. He also served as senior vice president for Commercial Aviation Services and senior vice president and chief financial officer of Commercial Airplanes. Visit www.boeing.com

GAMA Leaders

Trade group General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) elected John J. Grisik chairman. Grisik is the executive vice president, operational excellence and technology of Goodrich Corp. Alan Klapmeier, chairman and CEO of Cirrus Design Corp., was elected GAMA’s vice chairman. Alain Bellemare of Pratt & Whitney Canada, Jack Pelton of Cessna Aircraft Co., John Rosanvallon of Dassault Falcon Jet Corp., Adrienne Stevens of L-3 Communications, Mark Van Tine of Jeppesen, Larry Williams of Ballistic Recovery Systems, and Robert Wilson of Honeywell were all appointed GAMA committee chairs. Washington-based international trade association GAMA represents more than 50 of the world’s manufacturers of general aviation aircraft, engines, avionics and related equipment. Visit www.GAMA.aero.

Vistanetzky, Nahum, Zakai

Israel Aircraft Industries named three new accountants for various divisions of the company. Jacob Vistanetzky was named chief accountant of the Bedek Aviation Group. Vistanetzky, who has been with IAI since 1982, was most recently chief accountant of IAI’s Commercial Aircraft Group.

Eyal Nahum was appointed chief accountant of the Commercial Aircraft Group. Nahum, who has been with IAI since 1987, was formerly director of finance and R&D at the Military Aircraft Group’s Lahav Division and an accountant at the MagNet Division.

Doron Zakai has been appointed chief accountant of IAI’s Systems, Missiles & Space Group. Zakai, who has been with the company since 1985, was previously accountant of Bedek Aviation Group’s Engines Division. Visit www.iai.co.il.

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