Jean-Pierre Mortreaux, CMC Electronics president and CEO, was elected chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada. Mortreaux succeeds Don Campbell, executive vice president of CAE, who chaired the association from 2006 through 2007.
The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada is a national trade association of Canada’s aerospace manufacturing and service sector, representing the interests of 400 companies across Canada.
L-3 Communications named Kris Ganase to the newly created position of president of Aviation Products within the corporation’s Products Group.
In this role, Ganase will oversee the Aviation Products businesses, including ACSS, Avionics Systems, Aviation Recorders and Electrodynamics.
Ganase has more than 20 years of aviation industry experience in the areas of engineering, marketing, business development and programs. Most recently, he served as president of ACSS, a joint venture of L-3 and Thales, a position he held since 2004.
Prior to that, Ganase was executive vice president and chief operating officer at ACSS from 2001 to 2004 and held the position of vice president of operations for Thales Avionics Canada from 1996 to 2000.
Northrop Grumman Appointments
Northrop Grumman named Gorik Hossepian vice president for navigation and positioning systems, with responsibility for space systems and high-value platforms, military navigation-grade and tactical-grade inertial systems, commercial aviation systems, fiber-optic gyro products and conventional gyro products.
Hossepian has more than 20 years of experience in space and government systems engineering in both military and commercial environments. He joined the division as director of navigation and positioning systems and most recently served as vice president of situational awareness systems. Previously, he was program management director for Honeywell Aerospace.
Ike Song was named vice president for situational awareness systems, with responsibility for integrated avionics systems, cockpit displays and underwater fiber-optic sensors.
Song was previously director of strategic programs and business development with responsibility for linking next-generation products and product extension programs in the fields of navigation, integrated situational awareness systems and applied sensors to business activities.
Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, he was general manager and a member of the board of directors of NP Photonics.
The company also named three executives to its Integrated Systems sector. Gerard A. Dufresne was named sector vice president, Western Region, succeeding Gary W. Ervin, who was elected corporate vice president and president of Integrated Systems.
Dufresne currently serves as sector vice president, Eastern Region. He joined Northrop Grumman in 1987 on the B-2 bomber program and has served in a variety of senior positions.
Thomas E. Vice, who will succeed Dufresne in the Eastern Region position, currently serves as vice president, Airborne Early Warning and Battle Management Command and Control-Navy Programs. He has been with the company for more than 20 years.
Charles Wands was named sector vice president and chief financial officer, succeeding Lance G. Newquist, who is retiring. Wands joined Northrop Grumman in 1999 when it acquired Ryan Aeronautical, where he served as vice president and CFO.
The Integrated Systems sector, based in El Segundo, Calif., designs, develops and produces network-enabled systems for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, battle management command and control, and integrated strike warfare.
Programs include the RQ 4 Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance system, E-2 Hawkeye airborne early warning battle management system, E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, B-2 stealth bomber, Joint Strike Fighter and F/A-18 Super Hornet.
Luxell Technologies, Toronto, appointed Jean-Louis Larmor CEO. Larmor initially joined the company as senior vice president of business development in January 2007.
Larmor’s experience includes more than 25 years in business development and strategic planning in the aerospace and defense systems sector.
Larmor has held positions with corporations such as Aerospatiale, Sextant Avionique, Thomson CSF and Thales. He has also held several senior management positions in Canada, the United States and Europe.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Lynwood, Wash., named Lenn Phegley site leader of its Chandler, Ariz., site., which manufactures RF and microwave products for the defense, space and communications industries for use in electronic countermeasures, missiles, radar, intelligence and guidance systems.
Prior to joining Crane, Phegley was with Therma-Tru Doors in Houston, where he was business development manager and operations director. Before that, Phegley held operations leadership roles with Federal-Mogul and Coopers Industries.
Landmark Aviation named Dave Sunda manager of the MRO/Avionics division of its Winston-Salem, N.C., facility.
Sunda, a 14-year veteran of Landmark Aviation, formerly managed the company’s avionics division in Winston-Salem. He previously held positions at Eastern Metro Airlines and Duncan Aviation.