Shadin Avionics, St. Louis Park, Minn., named Kelly Linnell customer service manager. Linnell is tasked with developing and managing support programs for Shadin Avionics’ customers in government, OEMs and the after-market. The recently formed customer service department will be part of the Shadin Avionics Business Development Group. Linnell has more than 14 years of experience at Shadin Avionics in various management positions in technical support, engineering and manufacturing.
Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, named Greg Irmen vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems. Irmen replaces Denny Helgeson, who is retiring. Helgeson will continue as vice president and general manager-special assistant until September. In this role, Helgeson will focus on the executive transition of the business and with customers. Irmen has 11 years of service with Rockwell Collins, most recently as senior director of Boeing programs.
EADS Test & Services named Paul-Jerome Evette CEO. Prior to this position, Evette was CEO of APSYS, another EADS Defense and Security company specializing in operational safety. He started his career as an auditor at KPMG in Dublin and Paris, then held the position of chief financial officer in two French companies. In 1993, he joined the Aerospatiale Group as internal audit director.
JetCorp Technical Services, St. Louis, Mo., named Danny Farnham vice president, modifications/refurbishment. Farnham has more than 40 years of experience in the aviation industry. He most recently was vice president of completions/modifications at Midcoast Aviation in Cahokia, Ill. Prior to joining Midcoast, Farnham spent nine years as chief inspector and Gulfstream maintenance coordinator at The Jet Center in Van Nuys, Calif. In addition, he held positions in the maintenance departments at Trans World Airlines, Northrop Aircraft and Lockheed Aircraft. He began his career as an aircraft mechanic/crew chief in the U.S. Air Force. JetCorp’s modification and refurbishment capabilities include all interior modifications and configuration changes, including conversion of regional jets from airline configuration to high-end executive interiors. In addition, the company installs cabin management systems, lighting, plumbing, upholstery and soft goods, fabrication and finish of cabinetry and other aesthetic upgrades.
GeoEye, Dulles, Va., named Dejan M. Damjanovic director of air and marine solutions. Damjanovic has been with GeoEye since January 2002 and now leads the manufacturing of all aeronautical and maritime products and services. GeoEye is a developer of commercial and military airport geospatial information support, terrain and obstacle databases. Damjanovic has more than 20 years of experience in the aeronautical and geospatial industries. He holds a commercial pilot license in the United States and Canada.
AVISTA Inc., Platteville, Wis., named Linda Winger programs manager. Winger has more than 20 years of experience in full-lifecycle software development, project management and professional services delivery. Winger joined AVISTA from Esker (previously Persoft), where she was most recently worldwide vice president of professional services. Earlier, she was a project manager for Tara Software. She started her career with IBM. AVISTA, a subsidiary of Esterline Technologies, is a software engineering services company specializing in critical systems software development projects for commercial and military avionics, medical deviced and government/military applications.
Gulfstream Aerospace, Savannah, Ga., announced changes to its senior management, precipitated by the retirement of Raynor Reavis, senior vice president of marketing and sales. Larry Flynn was named senior vice president of marketing and sales. Flynn, who joined Gulfstream in 1995, is also a vice president of parent company General Dynamics and has served as president of Gulfstream Product Support and of General Dynamics Aviation Services. Mark Burns, a 25-year Gulfstream veteran, will take over as president of Gulfstream Product Support. He will also be president of General Dynamics Aviation Services. Gulfstream also named Sumi Fonseka general manager of its Luton Service Center in England. Before this appointment, Fonseka was senior hangar operations manager at the new South Service Center in Savannah, Ga. He joined Gulfstream in 1998 as an avionics supervisor for the Savannah Service Center.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Lynnwood, Wash., appointed Patrice Herbay regional business manager, Aerospace Group. In this role, Herbay will be responsible for developing business and relationships with Crane customers in France and Spain, including Airbus and other major European OEM, airline and systems customers. He will be located in Toulouse, France. Prior to Crane, Herbay worked with the customer services organization at Airbus. Before that, he held design and project engineering roles in the rail transport industry in France.
Peter Moores, global and strategic accounts manager for Aviation Ground Support Equipment at GE Sensing in New Fairfield, Conn., has been appointed to a three-year term as membership director on the Airline Avionics Institute (AAI) board of directors. Moores, who has been with GE Sensing for 15 years, sells and supports the company’s air data test set products to the United States military and OEM customers.