The Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC), a not-for-profit international association, named retired Rear Adm. Robert C. Williamson, U.S. Navy, its chairperson for the next year. He succeeds retired Lt. Gen. Harry D. Raduege, Jr., U.S. Air Force, of Deloitte & Touche, who becomes chairman emeritus.
Williamson, who is vice president of international programs for Raytheon Network Centric Systems in London, is the consortium’s first chairperson to be based in Europe. During his military career, Williamson was senior military advisor to the U.S. Secretary of the Navy and served as the Navy’s military deputy assistant secretary of research, development and acquisition.
Retired Lt. Col. Terrence C. Morgan, U.S. Marine Corps, was named NCOIC vice chairman. Morgan is director of network centric strategy for Cisco’s Global Government Solutions Group. He is a 24-year-veteran Marine Corps officer who commanded an artillery battalion and served as Marine Forces Europe assistant chief of staff operations and as a United Nations military observer in Lebanon.
Bill Schuh, Jerry V. Birbal
Ballard Technology, Everett, Wash., named Bill Schuh vice president of sales and marketing.
Schuh came to Ballard Technology with more than 15 years of product management and sales and marketing experience, along with avionics design experience dating to 1979. He has held positions as director of military products, director of new product business development and regional sales manager with several avionics companies.
Ballard also named Jerry V. Birbal regional sales manager. Birbal has held positions in the industry as regional sales manager, vice president of operations and director of engineering.
Birbal will be responsible for sales and support initiatives within Canada and the Central and Eastern United States.
Required Navigation Performance provider Naverus, of Kent, Wash., named Steve Forte chief operating officer.
Forte has more than 30 years of experience in aviation, and most recently was senior vice president of flight operations for United Airlines. He is also a past chairman of the Air Transport Association Operations Council and the International Air Transport Association Operations Committee.
He has extensive experience in flight operations and technology, with more than 14,000 hours flying time and type ratings in the B727, B747, B747-400, B757, B767, B777 and A320.
DAC International, Austin, Texas, named Mike Marie regional sales manager. His responsibilities will include sales in the Midwest, Northeast and Eastern Canada.
Prior to joining DAC, Marie was a regional sales manager with Ryan International. He worked for Avidyne after the Ryan/Avidyne merger.
Gary W. Ervin
Northrop Grumman named Gary W. Ervin corporate vice president and president of its Integrated Systems sector. Ervin succeeds Scott J. Seymour, who is retiring.
Ervin most recently was sector vice president, Western Region, for Integrated Systems. He joined the company in 2001 as vice president and deputy of Air Combat Systems.
Before joining Northrop Grumman, Ervin served 22 years with Lockheed Martin Skunk Works in Palmdale, Calif., and had the title vice president of Advanced Development Programs.
Constantinos S. Kyriakos
Aspen Avionics, Albuquerque, N.M., named Constantinos S. Kyriakos vice president of engineering. He will manage Aspen’s engineering staff, and work with the company’s external engineering partners.
Kyriakos was most recently with Avidyne, where he was director of communications, navigation and surveillance engineering. Prior to Avidyne, he worked for Rockwell Collins as a senior director in engineering.
Kyriakos also led design and development projects for Allied Signal, Horizon Research Labs and Systems Engineering Labs.
John Eddy, Scott Brack
Mid-Continent Instruments, Wichita, Kan., named John Eddy assistant avionics lab manager. Eddy has more than 30 years of experience in the avionics field. He spent 20 years in the Air Force, and has 13 years of commercial aircraft experience.
The company also named Scott Brack sales representative. Brack will assist aftermarket customers with sales activities including sales quotes, order entry and product inquiries.
Goodrich Corp., Charlotte, N.C., named Tom Bergeron president of ISR Systems, replacing Ken Luczaj, who is retiring.
Bergeron was most recently vice president and general manager of Goodrich’s Surveillance and Reconnaissance team. Prior to joining Goodrich, he held positions at Raytheon, Hughes Electronics, Litton Industries and General Dynamics.
Goodrich’s ISR Systems business designs and builds electronics, optics, shortwave infrared cameras, intelligence exploitation systems and electro-optical systems for defense, scientific and commercial applications.
Raanan I. Horowitz
Elbit Systems, Haifa, Israel, named Raanan I. Horowitz president and CEO of its U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America.
Horowitz joined the Elbit Group in 1989, and since 1991, has held senior positions in the group’s U.S. companies.
In 2001, Horowitz was named executive vice president and general manager of EFW Inc., an Elbit Systems company based in Fort Worth. In that position, he managed the provision of mission critical systems for various defense platforms and programs for the U.S. military.
Prior to that appointment, Horowitz served in a number of management positions at EFW, including executive vice president and chief operating officer, vice president of operations and vice president of the ground systems business unit.