Thales Management Changes

Thales announced a number of senior management changes within its Aerospace Division. Jean-George Malcor, previously senior vice president of the Aerospace Division, was named senior vice president, with responsibilities over continental Europe, Turkey, Russia, Central Asia, Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America. Malcor replaces Alexandre de Juniac, who left the company.

Pierre-Eric Pommellet, head of the services and business transformation sector within the Aerospace Division, replaced Malcor. Also, Michel Mathieu, senior vice president, Solutions for the Aircraft Sector, takes on the added responsibility of deputy to the general manager of the Aerospace Division.

In another announcement in June, ThalesRaytheonSystems, the Thales and Raytheon joint venture based in Massy, France, and Fullerton, Calif., appointed Jack G. Harrington as CEO, succeeding Mathieu in the planned rotation.

Harrington previously was vice president of Command and Control Systems for Raytheon Network Centric Systems.

Justin Steinke, Craig Moen

EMS Sky Connect, a division of EMS Technologies based in Takoma Park, Md., named Justin Steinke Eastern sales manager. Steinke most recently owned and operated a flight school, where he also served as chief pilot.

The company also promoted Craig Moen to the newly created position of manager of government sales. Moen joined the company in 2005.

Lee Granger

Navtech, of Toronto, a provider of flight operations software and services, named Lee Granger vice president, Product Marketing. Granger came to Navtech from her own travel business consultancy, The Granger Group, LLC.

Previously, Granger worked for the travel technology startup company, LeisureLogix, the American Automobile Association (AAA) and Carlson Travel Group.

Kevin J. Purcell

Aerosonic Corp., of Clearwater, Fla., named Kevin J. Purcell executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO).

Purcell has held a number of senior financial positions, including vice president and CFO at Herley Industries, and vice president of finance, contracts and compliance for Smiths Aerospace. In addition, he worked for a number of years in the Government Contractor Advisory Services group of KPMG.

Aerosonic manufactures integrated cockpit displays, digital and mechanical standby displays, sensors and probes.

R. Bradley Lawrence

Esterline Corp., of Bellevue, Wash., named R. Bradley Lawrence to the new position of president and chief operating officer. Robert W. Cremin, who is relinquishing his role as president, continues as chairman and CEO.

Lawrence most recently was an Esterline Group vice president, with operational oversight and responsibility for about half of the corporation’s subsidiaries in the United States, Europe, Mexico and Asia. Lawrence first joined Esterline in 2002 as president of Esterline’s Advanced Input Systems subsidiary. He later held positions in Esterline’s Interface Technologies Group. Prior to Esterline, Lawrence held positions with Rockwell International, PACCAR, Conductive Rubber Technology, Flow International and PRI Automation.

FAA Appointments

Rick Ducharme was named FAA vice president of En Route and Oceanic Services. Prior to this appointment, Ducharme was director of Mission Support for Terminal Services, where he was responsible for field services, staffing and training, and operations and business support to terminal employees.

Ducharme joined FAA in 1982 as an air traffic control specialist at Boston Air Traffic Control Tower, after two years as a controller in the U.S. Air Force. In his career, he has served as a training specialist and operations supervisor at Boston Tower; assistant air traffic manager at Washington Dulles Tower; and air traffic manager at the Philadelphia Tower. When FAA’s Air Traffic Organization was created in 2004, Ducharme was named director of operations for the Eastern Terminal Service Area.

The agency also named David Grizzle as chief counsel. Grizzle most recently was employed with Continental Airlines. While there, he served as senior vice president of customer experience and senior vice president of marketing strategy and corporate development.

Prior to Continental Airlines, Grizzle was vice president of administration and general counsel for New York Air Inc. and practiced law at several New York-based law firms.

Dean Rudolph

L2 Consulting Services Inc., of Austin, Texas, a provider of avionics engineering, integration, certification and installation services, in June announced the promotion of Dean Rudolph to vice president of operations.

Rudolph, 39, has more than 20 years of experience in engineering, program management, sales and marketing. Prior to L2, he was a principal at Viametric.

In 1999, Rudolph founded Advanced Aerospace Design, an avionics engineering and consulting firm. He began his career with the U.S. Air Force where he worked with weapons and navigation systems on the B-52 bomber.

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