By Jonathan Ray | October 1, 2010
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Mike Neder

Avionics & Systems Integration Group, of Little Rock, Ark., named Mike Neder director, Business Development.

Before joining ASIG, Neder spent 24 years with DAC International as director, Airline Sales. Prior to joining DAC, he was director, Marketing and Product Support, for Tracor Aerospace’s Commercial Avionics Division.

Before beginning his career with Tracor, Neder spent eight years as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served as a bombardier/navigator in the A-6 Intruder, including a one-year tour in Southeast Asia, where he was awarded the Air Medal.

Christopher Jones

Northrop Grumman named Christopher T. Jones sector vice president and general manager of its Technical Services sector’s Integrated Logistics and Modernization Division (ILMD).

Jones most recently served as the director, product support and international programs, airborne early warning and battle management command and control for the Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sector, responsible for all domestic E-2 Hawkeye support and international E-2 programs.

Gene Fraser

Gene Fraser, sector vice president of engineering for Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems sector and the corporation’s lead executive for unmanned systems, has been named to the Association of Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) board of directors.

Jean-Michel Clairis-Gauthier

ACSS, an L-3 Communications and Thales company based in Phoenix, appointed Jean-Michel Clairis-Gauthier vice president of its Customer Group. In his new role, Clairis-Gauthier will be responsible for sales, marketing and customer service.

Clairis-Gauthier joins ACSS from Thales Avionics. He started at Thales in 1996 and has spent his career in the commercial aviation sector. Over the past 14 years, he has held management positions in airline marketing and sales, with assignments in Paris and Toulouse, France, as well as Miami and Edison, N.J.

Gulfstream Appointments

Gulfstream Aerospace, Savannah, Ga., promoted Shannon Taylor Iwanski to director, Initial Phase Procurement.

Iwanski was senior manager of Advanced Procurement for the Gulfstream G650 program. Before that, she was senior manager, G450/G550 Power plant, Avionics and Major Structures.

Before joining Gulfstream in 1997, Iwanski worked as a sales and marketing representative at New Sulzer Diesel in Savannah.

Gulfstream also named Roger Sperry regional senior vice president, International Sales. Sperry previously served as division vice president for Gulfstream’s South America and Far East territories. He started in aircraft sales with Cessna in 1973.

Tarek Ragheb was promoted to regional senior vice president, International Sales. Ragheb has served for 16 years as Gulfstream’s division vice president for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Previously, he was vice president, GE Aerospace, for the Middle East and Africa, then president, Martin Marietta International, Middle East region. He also was a U.S. Air Force intelligence analyst and a political-military attaché at the U.S. embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Also, Gulfstream named Randy Brown to vice president and general manager of its Mexicali site, which makes wiring harnesses, sheet metal components, sub-assemblies and machined parts used in manufacturing. Brown had been senior manager of production operations since 2006. Prior to Gulfstream, he worked for Plug Power and GE Electric Power Systems.

Marion Van Fosson

EMS Defense and Space named Marion Van Fosson vice president and general manager. Most recently, Van Fosson led the Military Vehicle Systems business unit for BAE Systems. Prior to BAE, Van Fosson held senior leadership positions with Northrop Grumman’s Electro-Optical Systems business unit, culminating in his position as the division president. He served as program manager for Future Combat Systems for the U.S. Army and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Steve Fleeman

West Star Aviation named Steve Fleeman accessory sales manager, to be based at the company’s Grand Junction, Colo., facility. Fleeman will be responsible for expanding West Star’s accessory program to additional operators.

Prior to joining West Star, Fleeman worked for Midcoast Aviation, starting as an aircraft welder and machinist, and more recently in sales.

ICG Promotions

International Communications Group (ICG), of Newport News, Va., promoted individuals in its Customer Service and Product Support organization.

Darren Emery was promoted to director, Customer Service and Product Support. Emery, who joined ICG in 2003, most recently was manager, Customer Service & Support.

Josh Grippo was named technical support manager. Grippo, who joined ICG in 2007, also has experience working on telephony devices and performing installations and has received Flight Line Maintenance training from Rockwell Collins.

Quenton Ingram has been named Senior Technical Support Engineer. Ingram is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving for nine years as a communications watch officer. He joined ICG in 2007 as a technical support engineer.

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