Joe Hof

Metron Aviation, Dulles, Va., appointed Joe Hof director of business Development for Global ATM Operations.

Before joining Metron, Hof was the national operations manager of international operations at FAA’s Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC), where he was responsible for developing Traffic Flow Management (TFM) processes and procedures with international air navigation service providers. Hof also contributed to the development of the international operations procedures utilized on the operational floor, aided in the development of national procedures for projects such as Traffic Management Advisor and served as facilitator for national Collaborative Decision Making meetings.

Previously, Hof led the development of Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) between the United States and Mexico and between other states in the Caribbean and South America regions. He was the rapporteur of the Caribbean/South America region ATFM Task Force and assisted ICAO with the development of a global ATFM manual.

Steve Buesing

Steve Buesing has been appointed vice president, Investor Relations, for Rockwell Collins, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Buesing will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with sell and buy side financial analysts, as well as communications between Rockwell Collins and the investing public and shareowners.

He has held various leadership positions within the Finance organization since joining Rockwell Collins in 1995. Buesing most recently served as controller, Operations, since 2009.

FreeWave Appointments

Data radio manufacturer FreeWave Technologies, of Boulder, Colo., named Clive Winkler chief technology officer. The company also appointed Ashish Sharma as chief marketing officer.

Prior to FreeWave, Winkler was vice president, Advanced Development, at Cubic Defense Applications. Sharma previously was vice president, marketing, for Alvarion, where he participated in development and adoption of 4G technologies.

FreeWave has added 14 positions in the past several months, including Ralph Oriscello as business development executive.

Howard Lefkowitz

Row 44, Westlake Village, Calif., named Howard Lefkowitz chief commercial officer. Lefkowitz will also open Row 44’s new Las Vegas office, and will sit on the company’s board of directors. In his new role, Lefkowitz, the former CEO, will be responsible for marketing and branding Row 44’s in-flight broadband services for commercial airlines.

He also will secure content partnerships for its in-flight menu of broadband services, including on-demand movies, live television, e-commerce and destination services.

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