RTCA Appointments

RTCA Inc., based in Washington, D.C., named Andrew V. Cebula vice president of strategy and programs.

Most recently, Cebula was director of aviation affairs at Sensis Corp. In this new role, he will work to develop and execute strategies to ensure RTCA’s position as an important venue for tackling air transportation system implementation issues facing the global aviation community. He also will assume a leadership role in outreach to the stakeholder community and oversight of key policy committees and workgroups.

RTCA also announced the appointment of Cynthia Otis Brown as director of operations and administration. Brown will oversee RTCA activities related to its role as a Federal Advisory Committee as well as its operations as a not-for-profit corporation.

Aircell Appointments

Aircell named Jonathan Cobin senior vice president, Project and Operations Management. Before joining Aircell, Cobin was vice president, Strategic Planning, at Centennial Communications. He also was a strategy consultant at Dean & Co.

In addition, Aircell expanded the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Joe Cruz, who will focus on the company’s technology roadmap and development of its next generation technologies.

Cruz has lead the Aircell engineering and technology teams since 2003. His prior experience includes executive roles at Ameritech Cellular and LG Electronics.

Peter Hruz

Metron Aviation, of Dulles, Va., named Peter Hruz subject matter expert, Oceanic and Domestic Air Traffic Control. Hruz has more than 30 years of air-traffic control experience, spanning oceanic, terminal, en-route, civilian and military environments, most recently at FAA, where he was support manager of International Operations, Airspace Procedures and Military Operations. At FAA, he was in charge of development and implementation for oceanic separation reduction and airspace redesign.

In addition, Hruz was a member of the FAA delegation working with ICAO professional forums responsible for procedural and technical changes to operation systems, separation standards and practices with an emphasis on NextGen.

Joseph Burns

Capt. Joseph D. Burns, managing director of Technology and Flight Test at United Airlines, was elected to the board of directors of EMS Technologies, based in Atlanta.

Burns, an active pilot currently flying as a captain on Airbus aircraft, has been with the airline since 1992. At United, he previously served as managing director, flight standards; FAA certificate director of operations; and director, flight standards.

In addition, Burns serves on the Executive Advisory Board for Position, Navigation and Time; the Advisory Board for the National Center for Atmospheric Research; and the Air Transport Association Air Traffic Control Council.

Flight Display Systems

Flight Display Systems, based in Alpharetta, Ga., named Jenny Eichler inside sales coordinator. Eichler was most recently at Safeway Packaging as customer service representative.

In addition, the company named Mike Glazebrook research and development engineer. Glazebrook most recently was employed at Rosser International, where he designed advanced power and lighting systems.

Flight Display Systems also appointed Michael Reno mechanical engineer. Reno independently developed an unmanned aerial vehicle and later worked at Arseal Technologies on oil terminal pipe plan layouts.

Todd Sigler

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) appointed Todd D. Sigler assistant vice president of civil aviation. Sigler joins AIA after working for Cirrus Aircraft in a variety of positions, most recently as vice president of Manufacturing Support and Process Engineering.

Before Cirrus, Sigler spent eight years with Cessna Aircraft as customer solution manager, senior air safety investigator and production support engineer. He was also previously with Raytheon Aircraft (now Hawker Beechcraft) as a liaison engineer.

Mark Lee

Aspen Avionics, Albuquerque, N.M., named Mark Lee vice president of business development.

Lee most recently was employed with Diamond Aircraft, where he was director of marketing and sales for the D-JET personal jet, and provided marketing support for the company’s piston aircraft. Previously, Lee worked at Microsoft in a variety of product management and marketing roles. He also worked at Nortel in its enterprise and public networks divisions.

Lee is a multi-engine rated private pilot.

Jim Stephenson

LCR Electronics, of Norristown, Pa., a manufacturer of EMI filters, backplanes and ruggedized integrated chassis and electronic control products for military, telecom and commercial applications, named Jim Stephenson as its southeast regional sales manager in response to an increase its military and aerospace business.

Stephenson most recently was employed as southeast regional manager for SIE Computing Solutions, formerly Carlo Gavazzi, Inc.

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