By Jonathan Ray | July 1, 2011
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Thomas Marrocco

TrueNorth Avionics, based in Ottawa, Canada, named Thomas Marrocco vice president of worldwide sales.

Most recently, Marrocco led enterprise software sales for the global commercial aviation and MRO marketplace at Mxi Technologies, and previously held senior executive positions within the telecommunications and IT industry, including at two start-up companies he helped co-found and at iSTAR Internet, Siemens and AT&T Canada.

Walter W. Roney II

The Airline Avionics Institute (AAI) named Walter W. Roney II business manager, effective Jan. 1, 2012. Roney is replacing the retiring Phil Wright.

Roney has more than 35 years of airline customer support and business development experience, working at Hamilton Sundstrand, Cessna Aircraft and most recently with BAE Systems-Platform Solutions. Roney is also an eight-year member of AAI’s Board of Directors, currently serving as vice president.

Charles Carroll

Universal Avionics Systems, of Tucson, Ariz., named Charles Carroll U.S. southeast region marketing manager.

Carroll has more than 30 years experience in the avionics industry. Before Universal, he worked in the corporate aviation market, managing avionics service and upgrades. Previously, Carroll owned and managed CCAvionics, working with Universal to modify corporate aircraft with Universal equipment.

Bruno Spagnolini

Bruno Spagnolini was named CEO of AgustaWestland. He succeeds Giuseppe Orsi, who has taken over as CEO of parent company Finmeccanica. Spagnolini has served as chief operating officer (COO) since 2007 and CEO of Agusta S.p.A. since 2004.

The company’s board of directors also named Giorgio Brazzelli chairman. Formerly Brazzelli was chairman of Alenia Aermacchi and Alenia Aeronautica.

Travis Christ

Row 44, of Westlake Village, Calif., named Travis Christ as chief sales and airline business development officer. Christ joins Row 44 from Travelport, where he was its Americas division president. Prior to that, he spent 13 years at US Airways, serving as vice president of marketing, sales and distribution.

Peter Weigand

TTTech, of Vienna, Austria, named Peter Weigand to its executive board, with responsibility for sales and marketing activities.

Most recently, Weigand was senior vice president, sales, marketing and services at Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. in Shanghai. He held various management positions in the areas of engineering, marketing and sales in the United States, Germany and China.

James Brandt

Esterline Corp. named 25-year aerospace industry veteran James Brandt to head the company’s Defense Technologies business platform, which includes six manufacturing facilities in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Brandt began his career in the U.S. Navy as an avionics and electronics technician. He then spent nearly 20 years with Lockheed Martin in a variety of roles and was also president and CEO of Terma North America, an offshoot of the Denmark-based aerospace and defense supplier Terma Corp.

Gary Newport

Comlux Aviation Services, based in Indianapolis, promoted Gary Newport to program manager.

Newport joined Comlux Aviation Services, formerly Comb Gates, in 1979 after eight years of service in the U.S. Navy.

Matthew Wright

Landmark Aviation named Matthew Wright general manager of the company’s Scottsdale, Ariz., FBO and MRO operations.

Wright was most recently with Atlantic Aviation as general manager and regional manager of maintenance operations.

Dick Applegate

Elbit Systems Ltd. appointed retired Lt. Gen. Dick Applegate chairman of Elbit Systems U.K. His role will be to define a growth strategy for Elbit in the U.K. and to develop closer ties to the customer community and to the defense industry.

Applegate joins Elbit following a career with the British Army, including stints as chief of materiel in Defense Equipment and Support and member of the Army Board.

Elaine Morin, Steve Mulloy

CSSI, based in Washington, D.C., named Elaine Morin program manager and Steve Mulloy deputy program manager for the Electronic FAA Accelerated and Simplified Tasks (eFAST) AJS Contract.

Morin has more than 30 years of air traffic experience and more than seven years of safety management experience. She has managed progressively larger contracts since joining CSSI six years ago.

Mulloy has more than 26 years of professional experience in aviation and is a retired Navy commander. Prior to eFAST, he served as program manager for CSSI’s Airports SMS contract.

Chris Hoy

Airline Services, based in Manchester, U.K., appointed Chris Hoy head of sales, customer services and business development, for its newly formed Aircraft Component Repair division, to be based at Stansted Airport.

Hoy has more than 35 years of experience in the component maintenance business. He previously worked for FLS Aerospace, ATEL, Qualitair and Flightspares in component maintenance and parts trading.

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