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Jackie O’Brien (Photo: Vigor)

O’Brien Joins Vigor as EVP

;As EVP of Strategy and Business Development, O’Brien will report directly to the CEO and play a key role in driving the development and execution of Vigor’s growth strategy as a leading industrial company. She will oversee business development for all Vigor business units including defense, aerospace, infrastructure, alternative energy and marine.O’Brien comes to Vigor following a twenty-five year career at Alcoa and Arconic, created by  Alcoa’s separation into two independent companies in 2016. Mostly recently she served as Vice President of Business Development and Global

Photo: TecNiq

TecNiq Adds Staff

join the company as sales associates for the light duty trailer market. Kevin Shaffer has been named national sales manager.Kevin Shaffer comes to TecNiq from Intertek Testing Services where he was sales manager for its transportation technologies division. Prior, he managed sales in its military/aerospace division. Shaffer earned a B.A. from Western Michigan University in professional ethics and holds numerous certifications.With a background in industrial lighting, Terri Thornton was previously an engineering manager at Kurtzon Lighting and Paramount Industries. Prior, she was regional sales manager

Anup Vittal (Photo: BMT)

BMT Names Vittal MD in India

BMT has appointed Anup Vittal as Managing Director in India.An aerospace and defense industry veteran, Anup has over 28 years’ experience working in both the private and government sectors. He joins BMT following his most recent role as an industry expert and external consultant with Ernst & Young and prior to this, as Managing Director and Member of the Board at Safran Engineering Services India.

Jorge Unda (Photo: SENER Group)

Unda Named CEO of SENER Group

Basque Country, and doctor of industrial engineering from the ESII (Higher School of Industrial Engineers) of San Sebastian (Spain), University of Navarra, Jorge Unda has had a long career at SENER. He joined the company in 1986 as a Project Engineer, and subsequently became a Project Manager in the aerospace field. In 1997, aged 38, he was appointed Deputy Managing Director and, in 1998, Managing Director of SENER. Unda has also been a member of the CEIT (Center for Technical Research Studies) of Guipuzcoa (Biscay, Spain) since 1999, and a member of the Basque Council of Science, Technology and Innovation

Stuart Halley  (Photo: Mercury Racing

Mercury Racing Names Halley as GM

FourStroke, the 75-115hp FourStroke and the new 3.4L V-6 platform.Prior to working at Mercury, Halley was employed at General Dynamics and Lockheed in Ft. Worth, Texas and was involved with the F-16 National Aero-Space Plane (X-30) and F-22 aircraft programs. He holds a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from Iowa State University

Dr. Jeremy Dillon (Photo: Kraken)

Kraken Appoints Dillon as Chief Scientist

imaging and bathymetry software. He also invented Kraken’s AquaTrak Correlation Velocity Log, participated in numerous sea trials and was the principal investigator for a multi-year DRDC funded project on repeat-pass interferometry.Previously Dr. Dillon was a control systems engineer at Honeywell Aerospace, a flight test instrumentation engineer at Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) Flight Research Laboratory and a research officer in guidance, navigation and control at NRC. He developed the inertial/GPS navigation system and Kalman filtering software used in all NRC research aircraft

Fournier Joins The Ulven Companies as Sales VP

; Fournier brings to the role more than 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, the last 11 years of his career in a number of leadership capacities at oilfield services firm Express Energy Services.    The Ulven Companies is a family of five companies (Ulven Forging, Ulven Aerospace, Skookum, Wolf Steel, and Houston Structures) providing a variety of forging, casting and machining processes

Zurquiyah Named CEO of CGG

, working for Schlumberger in global executive positions ranging from business, operations, functional to technology, based in France, the U.S. and Brazil. She is a graduate from École Centrale de Paris, holds a master in Numerical analysis from the University of Paris VI (UPMC) and a master in Aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado

Brian Carter, President and Chief Executive Officer–Seaspan Shipyards. Photo courtesy Seaspan

Seaspan Appoints Brass as CFO

he will make.”   Christof is a highly accomplished finance executive who will provide the leadership and guidance necessary to build a strong, integrated and efficient finance team. In addition, his industry background – which includes contributing to the profitable growth of aerospace and defence programs at Airbus Group – is valuable as Seaspan continues to develop the systems and processes required to deliver on its commitments to the Government of Canada as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy.   “Christof will be an integral member of our Executive

Russell Tham as President, New Enterprises and Ventures Photo courtesy Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd

Tham is President, New Enterprises and Ventures of ST Engineering

, New Enterprises and Ventures, effective March 19, 2018.  In this newly created position, Russell will drive the expansion of the Group’s business by building new adjacencies for growth through technology and innovation in verticals outside of the Group’s core businesses in the Aerospace, Electronics, Land Systems and Marine sectors.  He will report to the President & CEO.   “The creation of this new position represents a further strengthening of our management team, and signals our commitment to pursue growth beyond our core business sectors as we advance

Mercedes Sierra is SENER’s new CEO in the U.S. (Photo: SENER)

Sierra Named CEO of SENER US

group SENER has named Mercedes Sierra CEO of SENER in the United States.    Sierra joined SENER in 1985, growing within the organization and functioning in many management roles. This experience includes leading many of the international and multidisciplinary contracts for SENER in the aerospace field. In 2005 Spain’s Ministry of Economy appointed Sierra the Director of Aeronautics and Space of the Agency for Technology & Innovation where she served on a number of international oversight organizations and committees. Finishing her duties in July 2009, she rejoined SENER in the

Hydroid Names Rogers VP of Engineering

to the role more than 28 years of experience that spans a broad range of technologies and markets. He most recently served as the president of DRIVE Solutions, a consulting and independent advisory company supporting several leading companies within the automotive autonomy, robotics, private equity, aerospace and defense industries. Prior to founding DRIVE Solutions, Dr. Rogers was the president of QinetiQ North America. During his 19 years at QinetiQ (or with companies acquired by QinetiQ), he held a variety of corporate positions including executive vice president and general manager; senior vice

Melanie Anderson (Photo: HII)

HII’s Technical Solutions Division Appoints Two

Solutions division: Melanie Anderson has joined the division as vice president of human resources, and Kristine DiMarco has been named director of communications.   Anderson brings 20 years of multifunctional human resources experience supporting organizations in the government services, aerospace and defense, commercial and high technology industries. Most recently, she led human resources for the engineering business of KBRWyle, following KBR’s acquisition of Honeywell Technical Solutions, Inc. Prior to joining Honeywell, she held HR leadership roles of increasing responsibility

Two Join Ports of Indiana Commission

Bush Intercontinental Airport and Miami International Airport. She has previously worked with the Sacramento County Airport System, the Houston Airport System, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport as well as the San Diego International Airport. Newhouse-Rodriguez received her bachelor's degree in aerospace from Middle Tennessee University and her MBA in information decision sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is on the Board of Directors of World Business Partners and Associates for Airports Council International-North America, the primary trade association for airports in the

David Turnbull (Photo: Seabury Capital)

Turnbull Named Senior Advisor at Seabury Capital

Chairman, President & CEO John E. Luth commented, “The addition of an experienced and well-respected industry expert such as David Turnbull will advance Seabury Capital’s efforts in serving our clients’ needs. His insights and significant reference points within the aviation, aerospace and maritime industries, especially in the Asia Pacific region, will broaden and strengthen our broad range of services and provide enhanced value to our clients.”     Turnbull joined the Pacific Basin Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director (INED) in 2006 and was appointed

Lars Ljungström (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Names Ljungström VP of Finance, CFO

strategic leadership over finance, planning, budgeting and reporting for North, South and Central America and the Caribbean. He will also oversee coordination of IT systems and services, as well as legal and sales operations.    Prior to this appointment, Ljungström was CFO at GKN Aerospace Engine Systems, where he was responsible for finance and IT, internal control compliance activities and implementation of financial policies and procedures, and played a key role in the Systems Applications Products roll out across sites.   Ljungström has also served as controller and

Alan Whitebook (Photo: BIRNS)

BIRNS Grows Its Sales Team

;s advanced deep submergence connectors and cable assemblies (electrical, coaxial, optical, electro-optical and electro-opto-mechanical) to worldwide users, comprising a combination of new prospects and existing customers. Whitebook brings more than 20 years of sales and design of military, aerospace and commercial connectors, cable assemblies, fusion splicers and devices to his new role. Prior to joining the team at BIRNS, he served in a range of sales leadership roles, including sales applications engineer for Diamond USA, Inc., a manufacturer of precision optical connectors and components

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