Proudfoot Makes Key MRO Appointments

Proudfoot, an operational transformation consultancy, has expanded with three new team members: Michael Howard, executive vice president, MRO Americas, Aaron Heidel, vice president of Operations, MRO Americas, and Jonathan Robinson, vice president of Operations, MRO Americas. This follows the appointment of managing director, Dennis Santare in April 2018 who is in charge of Proudfoot’s MRO…

GA Telesis Promotes Tuttle to COO and Bauer to SVP

GA Telesis (GAT) has promoted Alex Tuttle to chief operating officer and Andreas Bauer, Ph.D., to senior vice president, Operations, Logistics and Quality. Both positions will report to Jason Reed, president, Component Solutions Group (CSG). Bringing over 22 years of aviation engine management and operations experience, Tuttle joined GAT in 2002 and has held several…

Legendary Founder of Southwest Airlines, Herb Kelleher, Dies

Southwest Airlines shared today that their founder and chairman emeritus Herbert D. Kelleher passed away today, January 3, 2019 at the age of 87. A statement from the company said, “Herb was a pioneer, a maverick, and an innovator. His vision revolutionized commercial aviation and democratized the skies. Herb’s passion, zest for life, and insatiable…

AAR Names Gillen CFO

AAR’s board of directors appointed Sean Gillen as vice president and CFO, effective January 7, 2019. Gillen will succeed Michael Milligan and will report to John Holmes, president and CEO . He will have responsibility over the financial, accounting, tax, treasury and investor relations functions at AAR. Gillen joins AAR from USG Corporation, a construction…

Dallas Airmotive Adds Hagen to Rotorcraft Engine Sales

Dallas Airmotive announced Charles “Chuck” Hagen has joined the company as the Rotorcraft Regional Engine manager for the southwest U. S. and Alaska region. Hagen is an A&P licensed technician and brings more than 25 years of engine maintenance experience to the role, including over 20 years of tenure at AeroMaritime. He is also the…

SR Technics Appoints New Head of Engine Services

SR Technics, has appointed Owen McClave as senior vice president Engine Services, effective as of January 1, 2019 and reporting directly to Jean-Marc Lenz, COO. He will succeed Roberto Furlan, who has decided to step down. McClave is a senior level executive and for three decades has worked with OEMs, independent MROs and leasing companies,…

Avionica Names Rios COO

Avionica Names Rios COO

Avionica announced that vice president of sales Anthony Rios has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO). As COO, Rios is charged with driving strategic prioritization and accountability for Avionica. “Tony is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers results for Avionica,” said Raul D. Segredo, president of Avionica. “I have complete confidence in…

Brian Rynott

Alton Adds Rynott as a MD

Alton Aviation Consultancy has hired Brian Rynott as a Managing Director. Based in New York, he will contribute across all of the firm’s advisory practices, with an emphasis on aircraft financing and leasing, airline advisory and restructuring and strategy and management consulting engagements. Prior to joining Alton, Rynott held the position of CIO with Intrepid…

Steve Goede

West Star Goede GM of Chattanooga Location

West Star Aviation announced Steve Goede has been named as the general manager of the company’s Chattanooga (CHA) facility. In his new position Goede will provide leadership for the site including operations, planning and project management, quality control and building maintenance. Previously, Goede was instrumental in developing West Star’s Landing Gear Overhaul and Accessory programs…