Who's Where

June 26, 2013

Bengston to EastWest

Scott Bengston
Longtime Cessna executive Scott Bengston has joined EastWest Aircraft Sales. He worked for Cessna for 30 years, mostly as the contract administrator for the Caravan, but he also worked on the Mustang, M2, and 300 and 400 series programs.
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June 5, 2013

Quinn Promoted at Atlas

Mike Quinn
Mike Quinn is the new general manager of Atlas Aviation at Peter O. Knight Airport in Tampa. Quinn was Atlas's first employee and was most recently the manager of the company's Merritt Island location.
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May 28, 2013

Okoli Sells Beechcraft in Africa

Kingsley Okoli
Kingsley Okoli is the new regional sales director for Beechcraft in sub-Saharan Africa. Okoli was formerly an F-16 crew chief and fighter squadron logistics readiness officer for the U.S. Air Force.
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May 7, 2013

Barnes at JETS

Alan Barnes
Alan Barnes has been named group managing director for JETS. He was previously at Inflite Jet Center as customer support manager.
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May 7, 2013

Jatip to Superior

Jalil Jatip
Jalil Jatip is the new director of quality assurance at Superior Air Parts. He was previously the quality fabrication department manager for Lockheed Martin on the F-16, F-22, and F-35 platforms.
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May 1, 2013

Spears at American Eurocopter

Mike Spears
Mike Spears is the new senior director for Lakota production and retrofit at Eurocopter's Columbus, Miss. facility. He was formerly general manager of the Sikorsky Aircraft production facility in Troy, Ala.
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May 1, 2013

Sanchez Joins Cutter Aviation

Genaro Sanchez
Genaro Sanchez has been appointed director of marketing and communications for Cutter Aviation.
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May 1, 2013

Minkoff to JFI Jets

Bill Minkoff
Bill Minkoff is the new VP of global management and sales. He was most recently a regional sales director for Hawker Beechcraft.
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May 1, 2013

Blackwood Retiring from Superior

Bill Blackwood
Bill Blackwood is retiring as Superior Air Parts' director of operations. He's worked in aviation for 42 years and joined Superior in 2006.
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April 17, 2013

Rynkiewicz Joins GAMA

Mary Lynn Rynkiewicz
Mary Lynn J. Rynkiewicz is the General Aviation Manufacturers Association's new director of communications. She was formerly at the NextGen Institute.
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April 17, 2013

Higby VP at StandardAero

Rob Higby
Rob Higby is the new VP of Sales and Marketing for StandardAero's airlines and fleets business. He was formerly VP of worldwide airline sales for GE Aviation.
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April 17, 2013

Whites Buy Kansas Aircraft Corporation

Dianne & Tim White
Dianne and Tim White have purchased Kansas Aircraft Corporation from Michele Stauffer. The Whites both formerly worked at Cessna, where Tim was VP of sales for the Americas and Dianne was VP of corporate communications. Stauffer will remain active in the business.
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March 27, 2013

McGinn Joins Flexjet

Ryan McGinn
Ryan McGinn has been appointed sales director for Flexjet in New York. He was formerly at Callaway Golf.
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March 27, 2013

Tarapore Takes Over StandardAero

Firoz Tarapore
Firoz Tarapore is the interim president and CEO of StandardAero. Tarapore is a director of the company and will stay on the board as the company looks for a permanent CEO.
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March 27, 2013

Welch Promoted at Skyway Aero

David Welch
David Welch is the new VP of sales at Skyway Aero. Welch has been with the company since 2009.
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March 20, 2013

Hublein Promoted at Nextant

Jay Hublein
Jay Hublein is the new Executive Vice President for Global Sales and Marketing at Nextant Aerospace.
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March 13, 2013

Palmertree Joins US Aviation

Billy Palmertree
Billy Palmertree has joined US Aviation in Denton, Texas and is running the avionics department and FAA Part 145 Repair Station. He was formerly general manager of Tomlinson Avionics.
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March 5, 2013

Aso to StandardAero

Ken Aso
Ken Aso is the new Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Customer Development at StandardAero. He was previously a partner Oliver Wyman.
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March 5, 2013

Carr at Flexjet

Lori Carr
Lori Carr is the first Owner Experience Officer at Flexjet. She previously operated her own consulting firm and worked at North Star Aviation.
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February 26, 2013

Name Correction

Richard Shyne
Richard Shyne's name was spelled incorrectly in last week's "Who's Where." He's FlexJet's new sales director for the Midwest.
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February 26, 2013

Brown Promoted at Aviation Search Group

Beverly Brown
Beverly Brown has been appointed sales manager of Aviation Search Group. She's been with the company for more than 10 years in various roles.
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February 19, 2013

Mill Confirmed as Piper VP

Jack Mill
Jack Mill is the new vice president of engineering at Piper Aircraft. He had been doing the job as an interim position for several months.
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February 19, 2013

Promotions at Flexjet

Richard ShyneBrian Atkinson
Richard Shyne and Brian Atkinson have both been promoted from sales associates to sales directors. Atkinson will look after the Chicago area and Shyne the Midwest.
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February 12, 2013

Via Joins AeroComputers

Mikael Via
Mikael Via is the new chief operating officer of AeroComputers Inc. He was formerly CEO of Glasair.
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February 5, 2013

Markise New Chief Pilot

The Nebraska Department of Aeronautics has hired Rob Markise as its chief pilot. Markise was formerly a captain with Air Wisconsin.
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February 5, 2013

Lyons at Avionyx

Peter Lyons
Peter Lyons is the new president of Avionyx, a Costa Rica-based engineering services provider for avionics manufacturers. He founded Aspen Avionics and was its first CEO. He left Aspen last year.
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January 30, 2013

New CAP Appointments

Jayson AltieriTim Verrett
Col. Jayson Altieri and Tim Verrett are the newest members of the Civil Air Patrol Board of Governors. Altieri is an active Army officer, and Verrett is an Anchorage lawyer.
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January 22, 2013

Herrera at Bloom Business Jets

Darrell Herrera
Darrell Herrera has been hired by Bloom Business Jets to lead its charter aircraft business. Herrera was previously at Motorola, where he ran its flight operations.
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January 15, 2013

McGeough Joins Nextant

Sean McGeough
Sean McGeough is the new president of Nextant Aerospace. McGeough was previously head of Hawker Beechcraft's operations in most of the world outside North America.
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January 15, 2013

Turner at Odyssey

John Turner
Odyssey Aerospace Components has hired John Turner as director of engineering. He was most recently at Weber Aircraft.
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