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Roberto PACE 37 years old
vice-président Sales & Marketing Asie-
SR Technics
Roberto Pace assumera la fonction de vice-président Sales & Marketing Asie-Pacifique. A ce nouveau poste, il supervisera toutes les activités de vente et de marketing pour le marché de la région Asie-Pacifique. Il travaillera à Hong Kong, où il dirigera une équipe de sept directeurs de vente. A 37 ans, Roberto Pace possède près de 20 ans d’expérience dans l’industrie aéronautique. Il a travaillé pour l’ancien transporteur national suisse, Swissair, ainsi que pour Swissport en Suisse et aux Etats- Unis. Roberto Pace a rejoint SR Technics en février 2005 en tant que directeur des ventes pour l’Europe de l’Ouest et l’Europe du Sud. Il est titulaire d’un diplôme d’économie de l’Université de sciences appliquées de Zurich.
Date of publication: 2007/06/22
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Acir PADILHA
responsible for the Customer Support areas
Embraer
Brazilian-born, Acir Padilha has a Master of Science degree from
ITA (Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica) and an in-company
MBA in Aerospace Industry Management. He has worked for
Embraer for 17 years, participating heavily in a number of
Embraer programs, such as the ERJ 145 and the E-Jets. More
recently, Padilha was the Managing Director of Embraer’s plant
in Botucatu, State of São Paulo, Brazil, responsible for producing
most of the components and airframe structures for both the ERJ
145 and the EMBRAER 170/190 families of jets and other
Embraer models, including the Ipanema crop duster, which was
the first certified ethanol-powered aircraft in the world.
Date of publication: 2006/12/12
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Dr. Paul PAFLIK
Vice President Ground Operations
Austrian Airlines Group
As of 1 July 2009 Dr. Paul Paflik, 50, will be appointed as new Vice President Ground Operations. In this function he will be responsible for 1,100 employees and will ensure ground handling of aircraft, passenger and baggage for the Austrian Airlines Group at stations including third party handling, taking into account safety, quality and efficiency.

In his new function Dr. Paflik is the successor of Dr. Rainer Walther, 62, who will be retiring after a long successful career within the Austrian Airlines Group.

Paul Paflik holds a degree in law and has been working for Austrian Airlines since 1984 in various functions. He was responsible for Austrian Airlines traffic right matters and was considerably involved in the conclusion of the sky traffic agreement ("Open Sky") between Austria and the United States of America. Furtheron he was Head of Strategic Co-operations of Austrian Airlines i.e. Atlantic Excellence, the Qualiflyer Group and Star Alliance. Since 2002 Dr. Paflik was Head of Network Development Longhaul being in charge of developing and implementing the longhaul network strategy of the Austrian Airlines Group. In 2005 Paul Paflik was appointed General Manager The Americas, located in New York City, and was responsible for all sales, marketing and pricing strategy in North America.
Date of publication: 2009/03/10
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Jean-Michel Palagos
Président-Directeur général
Défense Conseil International (DCI)
Jean-Michel Palagos devient Président-Directeur général de Défense Conseil International (DCI)

Paris, le 9 décembre 2013- Le conseil d’administration de Défense Conseil International (DCI) annonce aujourd’hui la nomination unanime de Jean-Michel Palagos en tant que Président-Directeur général de DCI. Il succède à l’amiral François Dupont, atteint par la limite d’âge statutaire, que le conseil a tenu à remercier pour son action à la tête de l’entreprise.
Jean-Michel Palagos est titulaire d’une maîtrise de droit de l’université de Paris II et diplômé de l’Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris. Il a effectué une première carrière militaire comme officier dans l’infanterie. il entre par concours au Contrôle Général des armées en 1992 et prend rapidement les fonctions de directeur adjoint et directeur des études du Centre des hautes études de l’armement (CHEAr) où il est notamment chargé des études technico-opérationnelles pour la DGA. Entre 1997 et 2000, il devient conseiller au cabinet du ministre de la défense, Alain Richard ; il est chargé de la professionnalisation des armées. Il est nommé Contrôleur Général en 2000 et prend la direction des ressources humaines du ministère de la Défense de 2000 à 2005. En 2007, il quitte le ministère de la défense et crée CODEAC, un cabinet de conseil en organisation, stratégie et conduite du changement, qu’il met en sommeil dès lors qu’en mai 2012, il rejoint le cabinet du ministre de la défense, Jean-Yves le Drian, comme directeur adjoint du cabinet civil et militaire. Il a été notamment l’un des principaux artisans de la refonte de la gouvernance du ministère de la défense, de la réorganisation des soutiens, de la fonction internationale, des finances, des RH et du MCO. Il a dirigé la mise en oeuvre du plan de gestion de crise et de sortie du logiciel de paye des militaires Louvois.
La nomination de l’un des plus proches collaborateurs du ministre de la défense à la Présidence de DCI marque incontestablement l’intérêt porté à cette entreprise, qui fait partie de « l’équipe France » à l’export. A propos de DCI
Créée en 1972, DCI est une entreprise de taille intermédiaire (ETI) de services, dont l’Etat est actionnaire de référence. Culturellement proche du ministère de la Défense, DCI propose désormais, au profit des pays étrangers, des prestations de services externalisés dans :
• le conseil et l’assistance sur la totalité du cycle de vie des programmes d’armement,
• l’ingénierie de formation, dans les domaines académique, opérationnel et technique,
DCI et ses filiales se positionnent enfin depuis dix ans comme des partenaires des forces armées françaises dans le cadre de contrats de prestations de service et cherchent à ouvrir leurs activités notamment aux pays de l’Union européenne.
Date of publication: 2013/12/10
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Dave PALM
Director, Business Development
Boeing
Rotorcraft Systems
Biography
Dave Palm is director, Business Development for Boeing’s Rotorcraft Systems division. In this capacity, Palm is responsible for developing, planning, implementing and directing business development and strategic marketing activities for all rotorcraft products in both domestic and international markets.
Palm joined Boeing in 1985 after a five-year career with United Technologies in Stratford, Conn. During his career at Boeing, he has held numerous leadership positions in both the government and commercial sectors of the company, including a three-year assignment at the company’s World Headquarters, where he reviewed major domestic and international proposals, joint ventures and equity investments for the Office of the Chairman and members of the Executive Council. In this position, Palm participated in the development of major proposal win strategies as well as in the identification, coordination and resolution of contractual and business issues across the company.
Palm is on the Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and is an officer of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the National Contract Management Association. He is also a guest lecturer on the subjects of international contracting and negotiation at Villanova University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
Palm holds a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautics from St. Louis University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.
Date of publication: 2008/07/23
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Norbert PALUCH
Directeur
d’I-Space-Prospace
Norbert Paluch est nommé directeur d’I-Space-Prospace


Le Conseil d’administration d’I-Space-Prospace a nommé Norbert Paluch directeur de l’association à compter du 1er janvier 2006. Il succède ainsi à Pierre Bescond qui a atteint l’âge de la retraite.

Ingénieur Sup’aéro, Norbert Paluch a débuté sa carrière au sein de l’ONERA, de SBA Consulting Group (Tokyo), de la SEP puis de Spot Image. Il a ensuite rejoint le cnes en 1989 comme représentant de la France à l’Agence Spatiale Européenne (comité de programmes de télécommunications et comité de politique industrielle). Il a ensuite été détaché au sein de l’Agence spatiale allemande à Bonn puis, de retour au siège du cnes, chargé successivement des relations avec l’Union européenne et des relations avec le Japon, les Etats-Unis et le Canada. Norbert Paluch a été ensuite en poste à Cologne, au sein de la direction des relations internationales et de la stratégie du DLR (Institut allemand de recherches aérospatiales) puis, de 2000 à 2005, représentant du Cnes au Japon et attaché spatial à l’ambassade de France (Tokyo).

I-Space-Prospace est une association qui a pour objectif de développer les marchés spatiaux, de faire connaître et de favoriser les possibilités d’utilisation des applications des systèmes spatiaux et de contribuer à l’émergence de nouveaux produits ou services utilisant les capacités des infrastructures spatiales. I-Space-Prospace rassemble une centaine de membres, industriels du spatial ou fournisseurs de produits et services utilisant les applications satellitaires.




I-Space-Prospace - 34 rue des Bourdonnais - 75001 Paris
T. (33) 1 44 88 99
Date of publication: 2006/01/06
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Mike PAPAY
sector vice president, Cyber Initiative
Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman Corporation has named Mike Papay sector vice president, Cyber Initiatives, Information Systems sector and the company lead for cybersecurity. Papay reports to Linda A. Mills, corporate vice president and president, Northrop Grumman Information Systems.

In this new role, Papay will lead the company's cross-sector cyber strategy development and associated activities to further establish the corporation's position and advance its role as a thought leader and trusted provider of cybersecurity solutions. Papay will be responsible for working closely with leadership across the corporation to build and grow its cybersecurity business both in the United States and internationally.
Papay most recently served as director of engineering strategy for the Information Systems sector responsible for developing and executing the engineering strategy and driving the evolution of the sector's engineering processes to ensure that its programs were well engineered. Papay also led the sector's Future Technical Leaders program, the Systems Engineering Associates (SEA) program and the Technical Fellows program, the sector's premier technical talent acquisition and retention programs.

Prior to joining the sector's engineering organization, Papay was the director of Engineering on the Joint National Integration Center Research and Development contract, now named the Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center contract in Colorado Springs, Colo. He also served as Northrop Grumman program manager for the U.S. Air Force Distributed Mission Training program.

In addition to his tenure on these programs, Papay led the architecture, design and development of major engineering solutions addressing some of the company's most challenging engineering programs and captures.

Papay earned a bachelor's degree and a doctorate in aerospace engineering from Virginia Tech, is an Information Systems sector Technical Fellow, and is a graduate of the SEA program.
Date of publication: 2011/04/26
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Anthony M. PARASIDA
Vice President / General Manager
Boeing
The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has named Anthony M. Parasida, 53, president of its $8 billion Global Services & Support (GS&S) business, effective immediately.

Parasida will lead a 17,000-employee team with headquarters in St. Louis and more than 260 locations around the world, including the United States, Australia, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and active military theaters.

"In his 31 years with the company, Tony has demonstrated a strong commitment to our customers and his teams, making him ideally suited for this position," said Dennis Muilenburg, president and CEO of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (IDS). "He has a proven track record of giving his people the leadership and direction they need to perform their jobs, as well as the recognition and encouragement to help them succeed. He has the right leadership strengths, customer focus and strategic capabilities to grow GS&S and help IDS achieve our business goals and objectives."

GS&S, an operating unit of IDS, provides global after-delivery support for military platforms and systems, and a broad array of defense and government services. These include:

* Maintenance, modifications and upgrades for aircraft such as the KC-135 Stratotanker, B-52 Stratofortress, KC-10 Extender, A-10 Thunderbolt and C-130 Hercules, as well as numerous commercial derivative and executive fleet aircraft such as the VC-25, C-32 and C-40 * Supply-chain management, performance-based logistics, and engineering services supporting the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike fighter, C-17 Globemaster III airlifter, AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopters, and other Boeing and non-Boeing military airplanes and systems * Training systems, solutions and simulation for military aircraft and ground combat systems * Managed network and communication services * Infrastructure support services and support operations * Intelligence, reconnaissance, and surveillance services * Energy solutions * Logistics command and control * International support systems.

Major subsidiaries of the GS&S business include Boeing Service Co., Boeing Aerospace Operations, Tapestry Solutions and Federated Software Group.

Prior to this assignment, Parasida served as vice president and general manager for Airborne Anti-Submarine Warfare & Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems (ASW&ISR) within Boeing Military Aircraft. In that position, he was responsible for three major programs: P-8A Poseidon; Airborne Early Warning & Control programs; and Airborne Warning Systems, including Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS). Prior to that, Parasida was program manager of the P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft program. He holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a master's degree in engineering management from Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Date of publication: 2009/09/21
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T. Wood PARKER
President, Intelligence Group Northrop Grumman ...
Northrop Grumman
As president of the Intelligence group of Northrop Grumman Information Technology (IT), Wood Parker directs a leading provider of advanced systems engineering and integration services and solutions throughout the national security community.

Mr. Parker is responsible for the development, customization and deployment of intelligence-related technologies, systems and services provided to the U.S. government and commercial customers. He brings to this role in-depth expertise in overseeing mission-critical information technology support efforts for federal, intelligence and homeland security customers.

The Intelligence group offers cutting-edge expertise in command, control and communications; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems engineering, integration and development; geospatial, wireless, signal intelligence, communication and software technologies; information operations and analysis; and operations support to the intelligence, defense and homeland security communities. The Intelligence group maintains several engineering and research laboratories and manages a robust independent research and development program to develop and deliver mission-critical technologies and capabilities. The group’s TASC component has been appraised at Capability Maturity Model® Integration Level 5.

Previously, Mr. Parker was president of the IT sector’s Federal Enterprise Solutions unit, which serves the civil sector of the federal government market. The unit’s offerings include enterprisewide network solutions, IT systems development, integration, services and program management.

Prior to joining Northrop Grumman in 2000, Mr. Parker was the managing partner of the PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P., Washington Consulting Practice in Washington, D.C. He was responsible for the professional services provided to the federal government, state and local governments, the health care sector and the postal sector. He was also responsible for building a consulting practice to serve commercial companies that deal with the public sector. Earlier, Mr. Parker was project partner/director for change management, business process reengineering, IT-enabled transformation, e-business transformation, and other initiatives for numerous private and public sector clients.

Mr. Parker is a frequent speaker at conferences across the United States and in Europe. He has written extensively about change management, leadership and transformation initiatives to achieve improved business results. He has a master’s degree in International Relations from Miami University (Ohio) and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University. Mr. Parker has served as a commissioner on the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships; the president of the White House Fellows Association; a member of the Planning Forum and a principal on the Council for Excellence in Government.

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Date of publication: 2006/03/24
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Doug PARKER
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
US Airways
Doug Parker is chairman and chief executive officer of US Airways Group. US Airways is a $12 billion international airline headquartered in Tempe, Arizona. Parker became chairman and CEO upon the merger of US Airways and America West Airlines in September 2005. Prior to the merger, Parker was chairman, president and chief executive officer of America West Holdings Corporation.

Parker joined America West in June 1995 as senior vice president and chief financial officer and was elected chairman, president and chief executive officer in September 2001.

Prior to joining America West, Parker spent four years with Northwest Airlines as vice president and assistant treasurer, and vice president of financial planning and analysis. From 1986 to 1991, he held a number of financial management positions with American Airlines.

Parker, 47, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Albion College in 1984 and an MBA from Vanderbilt University in 1986. He and his wife, Gwen, have three children and reside in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
Date of publication: 2009/02/10
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Florence Parly
directrice générale adjointe Activité passage Orly
Air France
Roissy, le 12 décembre 2012
Evolution du Comité exécutif du groupe Air France
A partir du 1er janvier 2013, Air France mettra en place sa nouvelle organisation, conformément au calendrier annoncé, avec l’objectif de placer le client au coeur des décisions et de restaurer la compétitivité de la Compagnie

Pour mettre en oeuvre cette nouvelle organisation, le Comité exécutif d'Air France est modifié :
Florence Parly est nommée directrice générale adjointe Activité passage Orly & escales
France. Elle exerce actuellement les fonctions de directrice générale adjointe Air France Cargo.
Date of publication: 2012/12/14
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William W. (Bill) PARSONS
Center Director. John F. Kennedy Space Center
NASA
William W. (Bill) Parsons is the ninth director of NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where he manages a team of approximately 2,100 NASA civil service employees and 15,000 contractor employees. Prior to this appointment, he served as Kennedy’s deputy director and as the director of NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

In 1990, Parsons joined the NASA team at Kennedy as a launch site support manager in the Shuttle Operations Directorate. He also worked as an executive management intern and later as a shuttle flow director in the Shuttle Operations Directorate at Kennedy. In 1996, he became manager of the Space Station Hardware Integration Office at the center.

In 1997, he was assigned to Stennis Space Center as the chief of operations of the Propulsion Test Directorate. Parsons relocated to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston to become the director of the Center Operations Directorate. He later served as the deputy director. In 2001, he returned to Stennis and served as director of the Center Operations and Support Directorate. His first stint as Stennis center director came in August 2002.

He was appointed as Space Shuttle Program manager in 2003 to lead the return-to-flight activities for the agency and played a major role in the success of the Discovery STS-114 mission. He then returned to lead hurricane recovery efforts at Stennis and the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, and to assume duties again as director of Stennis.

Parsons has received numerous honors including the Presidential Rank Award (Meritorious Executive); NASA's Exceptional Service Medal and Distinguished Service Medal; and the Silver Snoopy, awarded by astronauts for outstanding performance in flight safety and mission success.

He holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Mississippi and a master's degree in engineering management from the University of Central Florida.

Parsons resides on Merritt Island, Fla., with his wife and two children.
Date of publication: 2007/07/03
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Bruce PARTON
Group General Manager Shorthaul Airline
Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand has appointed Bruce Parton to the role of Group General Manager Shorthaul Airline.

Mr Parton, who is currently the airline's General Manager Domestic Airline, will take up the role effective immediately. He succeeds Norm Thompson who was recently appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Parton will be responsible for more than NZ$2 billion of Air New Zealand's revenue delivered from the key New Zealand and Australasian regions, as well as the direct distribution network and support structure. He has full operational and financial accountability for the regional turbo prop airlines (Mt Cook, Eagle Air and Air Nelson), domestic jet services, Tasman and Pacific Island services as well as the New Zealand and Australasian airport operations.

Chief Executive Officer Rob Fyfe says Mr Parton has demonstrated a strong ability to drive profitability and implement change to keep a step ahead of the competition during his 12 years with the airline.

"Bruce will add significant strength to the senior management team as Air New Zealand faces a range of hurdles, such as intense competitor activity, soaring fuel prices and a fluctuating dollar. He has a strong commercial, operational, change management and leadership background which when combined with the ability to spot opportunities and quickly seize them will bring an extra dimension to the team," says Mr Fyfe.

Mr Parton's previous roles at Air New Zealand include General Manager Pacific Airline, General Manager Airline Operations and General Manager Materials (ANZES).

Mr Parton says he has entered his new role at one of the most pivotal times in Air New Zealand's recent history.

"My immediate focus will be ensuring that we build on our market leading positions domestically, on the Tasman and in the Pacific. Innovative pricing and marketing strategies coupled with a uniquely Kiwi experience delivered by Air New Zealanders will underpin success. Ultimately, it is our people who set us apart from the competition."

Mr Parton says continuing to change and evolve the business to meet the needs of customers will be a key challenge.

"We have strengthened this ability over the past few years, but must keep exceeding our customers' expectations to ensure we remain their airline of choice. Furthermore, we must continue to grow our shorthaul business and a strong focus will be placed on identifying potential capacity expansion and new route opportunities over the next few months."

Mr Parton says he will spend much of the next few weeks travelling within the business talking to Air New Zealanders about the shorthaul division's challenges and opportunities as well as meeting with union leaders and other key stakeholders.
Date of publication: 2007/11/22
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Bruno PASINI
Vice President, Human Resources
Snecma
Bruno Pasini has been named Vice President, Human Resources at Snecma. He replaces Jean-Luc Bérard, now managing director of UNEDIC.
Bruno Pasini, 39, holds a graduate degree in labor law and human resources management from the University of Paris X.
He started his career in 1992 as labor law specialist and administrative director of the construction company RVM. In 1994 he joined the Labinal group (now part of SAFRAN), as head of human resources at Sofrance, a subsidiary specialized in filtration systems for aircraft; he then took this position at Syléa, a producer of automobile wiring. In 1997 he was named general manager of Labinal’s Saint Ouen plant, and then became head of human resources at Cinch, a specialist in connection systems, in 2000. He joined the Pechiney group in 2002, as director of labor relations for Pechiney Rhenalu. From 2004 until this latest appointment, he was Vice President, Human Resources at Aircelle (also a SAFRAN company).
Date of publication: 2007/06/13
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Luigi PASQUALI
Directeur Général
Thales Alenia Space Italie
Luigi Pasquali a été nommé Directeur Général de Thales Alenia Space Italie -succédant ainsi à Carlo Alberto Penazzi et cumule des responsabilités au niveau international en devenant également l'adjoint de Reynald Seznec, Président et CEO de Thales Alenia Space.

Luigi Pasquali était précédemment Directeur des Opérations chez Telespazio, la société du groupe Finmeccanica qui, depuis 2005, constitue la ‘Space Alliance' avec Thales Alenia Space. Il avait été également Directeur des Télécommunications chez Alenia Spazio (aujourd'hui Thales Alenia Space Italie), en charge des systèmes de télécommunications par satellites pour la défense et la sécurité, les applications commerciales et le développement des services large bande.

Diplômé en ingénierie électronique de l'Université de La Sapienza, et spécialisé dans les domaines de la finance et de l'économie d'entreprises à l'Université Bocconi et à l'IRI Management School, Luigi Pasquali a débuté sa carrière en 1984 comme ingénieur projets chez Selenia, l'actuel Selex Sistemi Integrati, où il se consacrait aux systèmes et réseaux pour le contrôle aérien et dirigeait de nombreux projets internationaux, notamment en Europe, Australie et aux Etats-Unis. Il a également conduit divers projets dans le domaine des télécommunications pour Stet / Telecom Italia et Atlanet, l'opérateur de Telefónica de España.
Date of publication: 2008/07/09
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Philippe PASTOR
Directeur des Ressources Humaines
Messier-Dowty
Messier-Dowty International a annoncé aujourd’hui la nomination de Philippe Pastor au poste de directeur des Ressources Humaines. Il succède ainsi à Claude Mathieu qui a rejoint Sagem Défense Sécurité.

Phlippe Pastor bénéfice d’une expérience confirmée de plus de 20 ans en gestion des ressources humaines en environnement industriel et international, notamment au sein des Groupes Alcatel Alsthom et EADS.
Date of publication: 2007/12/03
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Paul PASTOREK
Chief Counsel and Corporate Secretary
EADS North America
EADS North America today announced the appointment of Paul G. Pastorek as Chief Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In his new position Mr. Pastorek will direct the company’s legal activities, including the contracts, export control and compliance functions, and serve as Secretary to the company’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Pastorek is an attorney and was associated with the law firm of Adams and Reese for over 27 years as a partner, litigator and corporate attorney. He served as the managing partner of the firm’s business practice group and oversaw its government practice activities which spanned the Gulf Coast region as well as Washington, D.C.
He was appointed in 2002 as General Counsel of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Mr. Pastorek directed the activities of a 150-attorney legal team and served as the agency’s Chief Ethics Officer. He was instrumental in the agency’s return to human space flight following the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia in 2003.
From 1996 to 2004, Mr. Pastorek served as a member of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and was elected to three consecutive terms as Board President from 2001 to 2004.
Prior to joining EADS North America, Mr. Pastorek served as the Louisiana State Superintendent of Education. He was appointed in 2007 by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and served two consecutive terms.
As Superintendent, Mr. Pastorek led a public agency of more than 700 employees and a $134 million annual budget, with oversight responsibility for an additional $5.5 billion in state and federal funding. He also directed the state’s efforts to turn around more than 100 of Louisiana’s most challenged schools, including the rebuilding of elementary and secondary schools in New Orleans devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
He received both his undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Date of publication: 2011/05/11
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Gilles PATRI 07/11/1944
rédacteur en chef
Planet Aerospace
Notre cher ami Gilles Patri nous a quittés mercredi dernier 18.6.2008 à Villeneuve d’Allier, où il avait pris sa retraite. Nous avons appris cette triste nouvelle en fin de semaine dernière, et nous voulions partager notre sentiment de douleur avec tous ses collègues et amis.

Après des débuts à la rédaction du quotidien L’Aurore, Gilles avait rejoint l’Aérospatiale en 1983. Là, il a fait partie de l'équipe fondatrice qui a créé, en juin 1983 sous l'impulsion de René Bourone, la Revue Aerospatiale, qui a démarré comme une publication corporate du groupe et s'est peu à peu imposée comme un magazine mondialement apprécié. Lorsqu'il en est devenu le rédacteur en chef, il a continué à améliorer le niveau de la publication, en réalisant lui-même des reportages exclusifs non seulement sur la production du groupe mais sur l'ensemble du secteur des industries aéronautiques et spatiales. C’est ainsi qu’à partir de la fin des années 1980, la revue est devenue disponible en kiosque et a bénéficié d’un nombre appréciable d'abonnés.

Ce dont il était le plus fier, je m'en souviens lorsque nous travaillions ensemble, c’était sa "carte de presse professionnelle" qui reconnaissait sa qualité de vrai journaliste. Car il défendait en permanence son indépendance et son intégrité de journaliste, au-delà des intérêts particuliers de la société, ce qui a grandement contribué à la réputation de la Revue Aerospatiale et à sa réputation personnelle parmi ses confrères de la presse.

Cela ne l'a jamais empêché d'avoir le meilleur esprit d'équipe avec ses collègues, et lorsqu’Aerospatiale a d'abord fusionné avec Matra au sein d'Aerospatiale-Matra, puis au sein d'EADS, il a contribué par ses compétences et par son esprit d'équipe au succès de ce qui est devenu alors Planet Aerospace. En tant que rédacteur en chef, il a réussi à amalgamer une véritable équipe rédactionnelle multinationale avant de prendre sa retraite en 2002, tout en continuant à accompagner l'équipe de la communication corporate par exemple en contribuant à l'ouvrage patrimonial en quatre langues Sur les ailes du temps.

Ayant vécu comme adolescent en Allemagne, il a été réellement un co-fonfateur de l'esprit d'équipe multiculturel qui a cimenté les équipes de communication d'Ottobrunn et de Paris et nous a laissé un superbe héritage en termes d'histoire de l'industrie aéronautique européenne.
Bon vol, Gilles !
Date of publication: 2008/06/24
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Alain PAUL
Director of Operations
Thales Aerospace division
Alain Paul is appointed Director of Operations, which brings together the Supply Chain and Purchasing departments, the Programme Management department, and Quality and Continuous Improvement initiatives.

Alain Paul, 45, is a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (SUPELEC). He began his career with Thales in 1989, in the development field of the optronic activity, before joining the Aerospace division in 2001 within the Electronic Warfare domain. From 2007 onwards he was Director of the “Electronic Warfare Solutions” Technical Business Unit.
Date of publication: 2008/06/02
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Lloyd PAXTON
Chief Executive Officer
MALÉV
From today, 12.07.2007, a new chief executive officer is in control of the Hungarian national carrier, which was privatized this spring. Dr. János Gönci is replaced by British expert Lloyd Paxton who has many years of experience in the airline industry. The owners and boards of Malév Hungarian Airlines thank Dr. János Gönci for his services to the airline. The former CEO leaves the airline by mutual agreement.

From 1960, Lloyd Paxton worked for 35 years at British Airways in a variety of consultative and managerial positions including heading up such key areas as Manager Operational Security and Emergency Response, Manager Safety and Security, and Overseas Area and Regional Manager. Later he also held important positions in both executive and advisory roles including international commercial activities, customer service, ground handling, government relations, airport safety and passenger security, airline operations and administration.
He gained further senior managerial experience as founder President (CEO) of Air Astana (established: 2002), the national carrier of Kazakhstan, and under his leadership the airline expanded dynamically and secured a profitable operation.
Lloyd Paxton, who holds British citizenship, is an adaptable and highly energetic senior airline manager with wide international experience and a consistent strong track record of delivering results.
The Board of Directors of the Hungarian national airline acknowledges the achievements of Dr. János Gönci in ensuring a smooth privatization process, in preparing the way and carrying out accession to the oneworld airline alliance, and in maintaining the corporation’s liquidity. The Board also thanks the former CEO for continuing as senior manager of the company after its takeover, in the interests of ensuring a trouble-free transition, until the appointment of a successor by the new owner. Dr. János Gönci leaves the company by common agreement. However, at the same time he continues to assist the work of the airline as a member of the Board of Directors of Malév.
Date of publication: 2007/07/12
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George PEACH TAYLOR Jr., M.D.
Vice President for IT Health and Human Services
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed
George Peach Taylor Jr., M.D., vice president for Northrop Grumman Information Technology's Health and Human Services division.
In this role, Taylor will oversee Northrop Grumman's overall health business, which provides mission-critical enterprisewide health applications, interoperable architecture, and large-scale systems integration and engineering to leading health organizations. Northrop Grumman IT is a premier provider of health IT services and solutions, spanning major components of the health industry, including clinical systems, life sciences, public health, and healthcare financing and benefits management.

"Dr. Taylor's strengths in strategic planning, transformation, financial management, organizational excellence, military and disaster response, and medical innovation will enable the company's Health and Human Services division to build on its standing as a recognized leader in health IT," said Hugh Taylor, interim president for Northrop Grumman IT's Civilian Agencies group.

Taylor joins Northrop Grumman from the Washington Federal Practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, where he was a senior managing director following his 2006 retirement as a lieutenant general and surgeon general of the U.S. Air Force.

He has more than 28 years of worldwide medical practice, supervision, staff work, command and consulting services experience. During his tenure with the Air Force, Taylor led the Air Force Medical Service, one of the world's most complex healthcare systems for a diverse global population. He was also the chief architect of medical recommendations for the Base Realignment and Closure process, which will result in the creation of new joint activities such as the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., the San Antonio Military Medical Center, the Joint Medical Training Center at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, and six new joint medical research and development centers.

Taylor earned a bachelor's degree in physics and Russian language from Rice University, Houston, and a medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. He earned a master's of public health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health and completed his residency in aerospace medicine with the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine. He is also a graduate of the National War College.

Board certified in aerospace medicine, Taylor holds an unrestricted medical license in Texas. He is also a fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association and American College of Preventive Medicine, and serves on the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Aerospace Medicine and Medicine in Extreme Environments.
Date of publication: 2008/02/25
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Wayne Pearce
Président-Directeur Général
Oman Air
Le Conseil d'Administration de la compagnie Oman Air a procédé à la nomination effective au 3 janvier 2012 du nouveau Président-Directeur Général, Wayne Pearce.



En annonçant cette nomination, Son Excellence Darwish Bin Ismail Bin Ali Al Bulushi, Président de la compagnie, a déclaré : « Au nom des membres du Conseil d'Administration, je suis ravi d'accueillir Wayne Pearce au sein d'Oman Air. Son expérience et son expertise permettront à la compagnie d'atteindre des niveaux d'excellence encore plus élevés et de la positionner parmi les compagnies aériennes leaders dans les pays du Golfe et au-delà.



Wayne Pearce rejoint Oman Air après avoir occupé différents postes chez Qantas et d'autres compagnies aériennes dans la région. Il a également dirigé Gold Metal Travel au Royaume-Uni spécialisé dans les pays du Golfe.



Wayne Pearce a commenté : « Je suis très heureux d'accéder à cette fonction importante de président-directeur général d'Oman Air. Je me réjouis à l'idée d'aider la compagnie à se développer et à prospérer, ainsi que de jouer un rôle majeur dans le développement touristique d'Oman. Oman Air a connu une croissance importante au cours des dernières années et s'est distinguée parmi les compagnies aériennes de luxe. Ce sera un plaisir de travailler avec le Conseil d'Administration et avec une équipe talentueuse et dévouée pour la poursuite du développement de la compagnie, et dans le but de permettre à Oman Air d'être reconnue comme la compagnie aérienne de choix pour les voyages de et vers Oman.



Au cours des deux dernières années, Oman Air a élargi son réseau de destinations et agrandi sa flotte. Durant cette même période, elle a obtenu de nombreuses récompenses pour l'excellence de son service et l'aménagement en avant-première de la téléphonie mobile et de la connexion wi-fi à bord de ses Airbus. En outre, le siège de Classe Affaires a été élu « Meilleur Siège de Classe Affaires au Monde ».
Date of publication: 2012/01/06
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Robert PECKMAN
Sea Launch President and General Manager
Boeing
Peckham Named Sea Launch President and General Manager

LONG BEACH, Calif., June 06, 2006 -- The Sea Launch Company's Board of Directors has named Robert Peckham as the new President and General Manager, effective June 5.

Peckham has been serving on an interim basis in this role, since March. 30. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the aerospace industry, focusing the past 18 years on commercial space business. He has played a pivotal position in the growth of Sea Launch, since joining the Marketing and Sales team in 2000 and will continue to provide oversight to that team until a successor is named in the near future.

"Rob is the right leader for Sea Launch at this time," said Bill Collopy, chairman of the Sea Launch Board of Directors. "He has an intimate knowledge of the market, an understanding of the business and the enthusiastic endorsement of the board. On behalf of the board, we look forward to working with Rob in this position as he takes Sea Launch forward as the premier commercial launch services company."

Peckham has been leading the Sea Launch sales team, successfully filling the Sea Launch manifest into 2008. He and his team have also filled the manifest for the land-based offering -- Land Launch -- through 2008. Emphasizing responsive, flexible and innovative customer-focused solutions, the Sea Launch team works closely with spacecraft end users, manufacturers and the insurance community to ensure open relationships and uncompromised customer satisfaction.

Since 1988, Peckham has held increasingly responsible positions in the development of commercial space programs. He was Manager of Launch Services Acquisition for Hughes Space and Communications (now Boeing Satellite Systems, Inc.) before joining the Sea Launch team in 2000, as senior director of Sales and Marketing and then as Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 2001.

Peckham has a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Chico, and a Masters in Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University. He and his wife, Kristi, have two grown children.

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Date of publication: 2006/06/07
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Claire PEDINI
directrice des ressources humaines
Alcatel
Paris, le 9 décembre 2005 - Alcatel annonce la
nomination de Claire Pedini au poste de directrice des ressources humaines,
à compter du 1er janvier 2006, en remplacement de Thomas Edig. Elle était,
jusqu'à présent, directrice financière adjointe d'Alcatel. Claire Pedini
devient membre du comité exécutif d'Alcatel.

Claire Pedini a débuté sa carrière à la direction financière de Total où
elle a occupé plusieurs postes au sein du contrôle financier et de la
trésorerie. De 1992 à 1994, elle a été responsable de la communication
financière de Total, puis responsable du service de presse au sein de la
direction de la communication jusqu'en mars 1997. De 1997 à 1998, elle a
été responsable de l'introduction des nouveaux systèmes d'information et du
changement d'organisation au sein de Total Exploration Production. Elle a
rejoint Alcatel en 1998 comme directrice du service de l'information
financière et des relations avec les Actionnaires. Elle a ensuite été
directrice de la communication financière et des relations
institutionnelles d'Alcatel jusqu'en février 2004, date à laquelle elle a
été nommée directrice financière adjointe du Groupe. Elle est diplômée
d'HEC (Hautes Etudes Commerciales) et d'un master de gestion des médias de
l'ESCP (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris).
Date of publication: 2005/12/09
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Walter Peeters
Président
International Space University
L’ISU announce les nominations de son nouveau Président et Doyen





Le 8 septembre dernier, le Conseil d’Administration de l’International Space University a nommé Prof. Walter Peeters comme nouveau Président remplaçant ainsi le Dr. Michael Simpson.



Prof. Peeters diplômé d’une licence en Ingénierie et Economie Appliquée de l’Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgique, un Master of Business Administration de Louvain et Cornell University ainsi qu’un Ph.D. en Organisation Industrielle de TU Delft au Pays Bas. Prof. Peeters est détaché de l’Agence Spatiale Européenne (ESA) à ‘ISU depuis 2000 agissant successivment en tant que Vice-Doyen puis Doyen et Professeur en Business et Management spatial. Prof. Peeters rejoin l’ESA in 1983 dans divers fonctions de gestion de projets et management. Il a dirigé notamment le bureau de Coordination du Centre des Astronautes à Cologne avec une grande implication dans les missions EUROMIR. Auteur de divers articles de reference en management de projets, commercialisation spatiale et tourisme spatial; Prof. Peeters est aussi l’auteur du livre "Space Marketing" (Kluwer, 2000). Il agit également en tant que Directeur de l’International Institute of Space Commerce base sur l’Ile de Man, un think-tank dedié aux activités de recherché dans le domaine de la commercialisation liée au spatial.



« Je suis ravi que le Prof. Peeters ait accepté la position de nouveau Président de l'ISU; en tant que Doyen il a déjà apporté à l'université ses excellentes compétences universitaires et je suis confiant qu'étant maintenant Président, il saura faire bénéficier à l’ISU ses fortes connaissances en gestions et affaires. » nous confie le Prof. René Oosterlinck, Président du Conseil d’Administration de l’International Space University.



Pour continuer à renforcer le développement universitaire qu’avait mis en place le Prof. Peeters, le Prof. Angie Bukley, anciennement Vice-Doyenne, fut une candidate toute choisie et a été officiellement nommé Doyenne et Vice-présidente des Affaires Académiques



Prof Bukley a plus de 25 ans d'expérience professionnelle dans la défense et des systèmes spatiaux et est diplômée d’un doctorat de l'Université de l'Alabama d’Huntsville - USA. Avant de rejoindre l’ISU en 2009, Prof. Bukley était Directrice de l'Institut Spatial de l’Université du Tennessee. Avant cela elle fut Vice-doyenne pour la recherche et les études de troisième cycle pour l'École d'Ingénieurs et de Technologie de Russ de l'Université de l'Ohio - USA. Elle également a travaillé cinq ans pour The Aerospace Corporation dans l'Albuquerque, assignée au Programme de Système Laser Aéroporté à la Base Militaire Aérienne de Kirtland. Prof Bukley aussi travaillé avec un certain nombre d'entreprises de défense sur une large variété de programmes.

Elle a aussi passé sept ans à la NASA au Centre de Vol de Marshall Space où elle a dirigé le laboratoire « Large Space Structures » et a travaillé sur des applications de télédétection. Elle est une ancienne étudiante du programme d’été de l'ISU (Space Studies Programme 1993) et depuis 1995 elle fait partie du corps enseignant de l’ISU. Depuis 2009, Prof. Bukley est la Directrice du programme d’été « Space Studies Programme ».



Prof Oosterlinck commente: "Prof. Bukley a une si forte expérience de ce qu'est le rôle d’un Doyen que j'ai confiance en sa capacité et sa connaissance du monde universitaire pour continuer à renforcer la position de l'ISU dans l'enseignement du spatial."
Date of publication: 2011/09/14
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Jacques PELLAS 58 years old 09/09/1948
secrétaire général de la société Dassault Aviation
DASSAULT AVIATION
Jacques Pellas, jusqu'ici directeur général du système d'information, a été nommé secrétaire général de la société (SG). Dans cette nouvelle fonction, il est en charge :

- de l'organisation générale ;

- de la définition de la stratégie du système d'information et de l'évolution des process, domaine dans lequel il travaille en relation étroite avec le directeur du système d'information ;

- des relations sociales et de la gestion des effectifs, avec le directeur des relations sociales et des ressources humaines.

- de l'établissement et du suivi des budgets de fonctionnement de la société (investissements techniques, industriels, généraux, informatiques - autofinancement - frais généraux) ; il travaille en relation étroite avec le directeur des affaires économiques et financières, et il est secondé dans ce domaine par le directeur des affaires générales et budgets.

- Enfin, il est amené à traiter pour le compte du président-directeur général toutes les études particulières que celui-ci pourrait lui confier.





Né le 9 septembre 1948 à Chambéry (Savoie).

Formation :

¨ École Centrale Paris (1971).
¨ École Nationale Supérieure de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (Master Aéro 1972).

Carrière :

¨ 1972 : Office National d'Etudes et de Recherche Aérospatiales (Onera) : ingénieur de recherche dans le domaine du calcul des structures et de la propagation des fissures de fatigue dans les alliages aéronautiques. Nommé chef de groupe de recherche en 1977.

¨ Septembre 1978 : entre au bureau d’études des Avions Marcel Dassault - Breguet Aviation, à Saint-Cloud, en qualité d’ingénieur concepteur sur les programmes d’avions militaires, puis participe aux premiers avant-projets du futur Rafale.

¨ 1981 : quitte le bureau d’études pour rejoindre l’atelier de prototypes de Saint-Cloud comme ingénieur d’atelier sur les programmes Mirage III NG et Falcon 900, puis en tant que responsable de la fabrication du Rafale A expérimental. Après le premier vol du Rafale A, travaille en équipe intégrée « bureau d’études - fabrication » sur la définition de l’avion Rafale de série.

¨ 1986 : rejoint la direction d’établissement de Saint-Cloud et, en 1988, met en place le contrôle de gestion des programmes militaires en développement.

¨ 1990 : directeur adjoint de l’établissement de Saint-Cloud.

¨ 1991 : directeur général de la qualité totale, chargé notamment de mettre en place l’approche processus.

¨ 1997 : nommé directeur général du soutien militaire avec pour mission la réorganisation du soutien militaire et la mise en place d’une nouvelle stratégie visant à améliorer la satisfaction des clients et à augmenter les parts de marché de la société dans ce domaine.

¨ 2000 : nommé directeur général du système d’information avec la mission de fédérer les différentes composantes du système d’information et d’en réduire les coûts.


Distinctions :

¨ Médaille de l'Aéronautique.
¨ Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur.

Date of publication: 2006/01/16
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Rob PENROD
Vice President, Manufacturing
Adam Aircraft
Adam Aircraft Announces Rob Penrod as Vice President, Manufacturing
Experienced Composites Manager to Lead Transition to Full-Rate Production on A500 and A700

Englewood, CO, April 17, 2006—— Adam Aircraft announced today the appointment of Rob Penrod as Vice President of Manufacturing. Penrod joins Adam Aircraft from Bell Helicopter. As Director of Operations, he led a business unit of more than 400 employees and annual sales of $600 Million. With cross-functional oversight of manufacturing, tooling, industrial engineering, and quality, Penrod led Bell’s efforts to transition the V-22 Osprey, a complex composite tilt-rotor aircraft, from developmental stages into full-rate production. Prior to joining Bell Helicopter, Penrod spent 19 years with the Aerostructures Corporation of Nashville, Tennessee. Rob has more than 27 years of aerospace experience in manufacturing, quality assurance, program management, marketing, inventory management, and lean methodologies.

"Rob is an important addition to the Adam Aircraft team,” said CEO Rick Adam. “As Vice President of Manufacturing, Rob will spearhead our quest to achieve optimized production rates for the A500 and A700 aircraft as quickly and efficiently as possible."

"Rob’s leadership and knowledge will be essential as we expand our manufacturing operations," said Craig Johnson, Adam Aircraft COO. "With his extensive experience in complex manufacturing operations, including recent, highly relevant experience scaling manufacturing operations for the V-22 composite platform, we expect Rob’s contributions to allow us to deliver our breakthrough aircraft at predictable and scaleable rates."

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Date of publication: 2006/04/19
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Leonardo PEREIRA
vice-president and chief financial officer
GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.
Pereira will assume Richard Lark's position and will be responsible for the Corporate Finance, Investor Relations, Accounting and Taxes, Financial Planning and Corporate Budget departments. The company scheduled a Board of Directors meeting on February 4, 2009 to vote on Pereira's nomination.

Prior to joining GOL, Pereira served two years as the Director President of Companhia do Vale do Araguaia, a Brazilian commercial foresting company, and six years as the Director-Executive Finance and Investor Relations of NET Servicos, a leading cable provider in Latin America listed on the Bovespa, NASDAQ and Latibex.
He previously served five years as Planning Director at Globopar, a media industry holding company, and 13 years in a number of roles at Citibank Corporate Finance Bank in Brazil, Asia, Latin America and the United States, including leader of the Latin American Aviation team.
He is member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Sao Paulo chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board of M. Dias Branco, Bovespa Novo Mercado member and Brazil's leading food company.
Date of publication: 2009/02/03
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Antonio PERFETTI
SALES & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
MBDA
On 25th February Antonio Perfetti was appointed as the new Executive Group Director Sales and Business Development by the MBDA Board. In this role, Antonio is replacing Fabrizio Giulianini, who has taken up a new role within the Finmeccanica Group. Antonio also replaces Fabrizio as the Managing Director of MBDA Italy.

Antonio has gained a wide professional experience, having held important positions in both public and private companies. In the 1980s, Antonio joined Goodyear Italy before moving to Alfa Romeo and then onto to IRI. Inside the IRI Group, he had significant roles, especially in the development and management of Human Resources within this public industrial holding. By 1993, he was in charge of the reorganisation plan for the IRI Group.

In 1995 he joined Alenia Aerospazio e Difesa where he was appointed Director of Management Development. In 1997 he became responsible for the Resources, Processes and Systems Directorate in Alenia Spazio. In April 2001, he joined Finmeccanica as the Human Resources Senior Vice President and managed all the activities connected with the Group’s political work strategies. At the same time, he started an important programme focusing on the optimisation of all purchasing departments in the Group’s companies. In 2003 he became Chief Operating Officer at Aeronavali, a Finmeccanica Group company that maintains and renovates commercial aircraft. In 2005, he was appointed Alenia Aeronautica Chief Operating Officer where he directly managed four business units, including the Central Technical Functions. He also coordinated the joint venture with ATR.

In his most recent role, as Sales Director for Alenia Aeronautica, Antonio was involved in the contract management of the most important international military and civilian aeronautical programmes. This included responsibility for the B787, A380, C27J, JSF and the ATR-72 Maritime Patrol programmes.

Antonio Perfetti, 53 years old, graduated with a first class degree in Political Science with a focus on Economics from La Sapienza University in Rome. He is married with two children.
Date of publication: 2009/03/05
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Steven R. PERKINS
Vice President, Business Development Northr...
Northrop Grumman
Steven R. Perkins is the vice president, Business Development for Northrop Grumman’s Information Technology sector. In this position, Mr. Perkins directs the sector’s business development activities, which include overseeing the sector’s long-range strategic plan, leading its marketing and communications initiatives, managing the sector’s partnerships and alliances, and leading sector merger and acquisition activity.

Headquartered in McLean, Va., the sector is a trusted IT leader and premier provider of advanced IT solutions, engineering and business services for government and commercial clients. The company’s technological leadership spans such areas as homeland security solutions, secure wireless, cyber and physical assurance, IT and network infrastructure, managed services, knowledge management, modeling and simulation, and geospatial intelligence solutions. The IT sector is one of the largest sectors within Northrop Grumman Corporation.

Mr. Perkins is a recognized leader in the IT field. He has extensive experience in the defense, intelligence, federal civil, homeland security, state and local, commercial and international markets. In September 2004, he came to Northrop Grumman from Oracle Corporation, where he most recently managed two business units as senior vice president of Aerospace and Defense in the U.S. and of Government, Education and Healthcare in Canada.

Mr. Perkins developed and led Oracle’s homeland security initiative, working with government agencies and commercial companies to deliver technology that assists in prevention, protection, incident management and continuity of government services. This group also focused on transformational initiatives within the Department of Homeland Security.

He also served as general manager for Oracle’s U.S. government business, responsible for both sales and consulting lines of business for defense, civilian, intelligence agencies and departments, as well as for state, local and municipal governments. Further experience at Oracle included managing the Oracle Service Industries Consulting business unit, implementing software solutions for utilities, financial services, telecommunications, higher education, health car, and public sector markets.

Previously at Oracle, Mr. Perkins was senior vice president for the company’s Global Financial Services industry, where he launched and led the line of business for financial services strategy, marketing, sales and consulting operations worldwide. These organizations assisted banks, insurance and capital market sectors in the strategic application of Internet-based software technologies.

He began his career at Oracle in the consulting services division where he served as the senior vice president for North American commercial consulting, where he oversaw ERP implementation and technology projects across all commercial industries the U.S. and Canada.

Prior to joining Oracle in 1993, he was a vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton in the firm’s Manhattan, N.Y., office, where he consulted on corporate IT strategy for global companies such as General Electric, IBM, American Express and J.P. Morgan. He directed the financial services information strategy practice for the Atlantic sector, serving both the U.S. and Europe.

His consulting career began with seven years at Arthur Young & Co., where he led systems development initiatives for the Department of Defense and civilian agencies, as well as for commercial companies in the Mid-Atlantic region. He started his career in the public sector with the Department of Justice, where he spent five years as a financial systems analyst.

Mr. Perkins has a bachelor’s degree in history from Le Moyne College, Syracuse, N.Y., and a master’s degree in public administration from American University, Washington, D.C. He serves as chairman of the board of governors at St. Stephens & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Va.

Source : Northrop Grumman
Date of publication: 2006/03/24
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James E. PERRELLA
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer...
Bombardier
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Ingersoll-Rand Company
diversified industrial company and
components manufacturer

Director since 1999

Mr. James E. Perrella started his career at Ingersoll-Rand Company in 1962 as a Production Planner. He held progressive positions as Sales Engineer; General and Operations Manager; Vice President; Executive Vice President; President and Chairman of the Board of Directors; and Chief Executive Officer of Ingersoll-Rand Company. In 2000, he retired as Chairman of the Board. He is member of the Board of Directors of ArvinMeritor Inc., Becton Dickinson, and Milacron Inc.

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Date of publication: 2006/03/24
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Lars PERSSON
President and CEO
Swedish Space Corporation
Lars Persson has been appointed as the new President and CEO for Swedish
Space Corporation as from February 16. Lars Persson previously served as
CEO for Marratech AB and will replace Claes-Göran Borg who is going into
retirement.



Lars has been very internationally active and has more than 25 years of
experience from the IT and Telecom sectors. He has been CEO for France
Telecom and Telenor in Sweden. He is also a member of the board in
CyberCom, a consulting firm listed on the stock exchange.



"Swedish Space Corporation is a successful and innovative company in the
forefront of technology, a true demonstration of the Swedish innovation
system. It will be most exciting and interesting to be able to
contribute to the future development of a company that already is one of
the world's leading companies in space technology and services" says
Lars Persson.



"We are very pleased to appoint Lars as our President and CEO" says Olof
Rydh, Swedish Space Corporation's Chairman of the Board. "Lars has the
capacity and experience required to successfully manage the Swedish
Space Corporation, an internationally focussed advanced technology
company. The conditions for continued positive progress are excellent
built upon the previous efforts of our retiring President and CEO
Claes-Göran Borg."
Date of publication: 2007/01/19
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Anne-Marie PERUS 51 years old
Président Directeur Général
EADS Sogerma Services
Anne-Marie Perus nommée Président Directeur Général d’EADS Sogerma Services

Amsterdam, le 21 décembre 2005 – Le Conseil d’Administration d’EADS a désigné Anne-Marie Perus (51 ans) à la tête d’EADS Sogerma Services, filiale spécialisée dans la maintenance, l’aménagement de cabines et modification d’avions et les aérostructures. A partir du 1er janvier 2006, elle succède à Michel Freuchet qui est nommé Chef des Programmes Lanceurs chez EADS SPACE Transportation.

A la tête de EADS Sogerma Services, Anne-Marie Perus aura pour mission prioritaire de poursuivre le redressement et la réorganisation de la société que Michel Freuchet et son équipe avaient initiés en 2005.

Pour les CEO d’EADS, Noël Forgeard et Tom Enders, « Sogerma se trouve dans une situation délicate. Elle doit revenir à l’équilibre pour pouvoir assumer sa place dans le développement des activités de services du groupe, ainsi que dans sa stratégie de partenariat à l’international.» Pour ce faire, Anne-Marie Perus apportera son expertise et recevra le soutien du groupe.

Gustav Humbert, membre du comité exécutif d’EADS, auquel Sogerma Services est rattachée, a déclaré : «je suis confiant dans le potentiel de Sogerma Services et je suis convaincu qu’Anne-Marie Perus saura relever ce défi ».

Anne-Marie Perus, diplômée de Sup'Aréo était Président Directeur Général d'Alkan, filiale MBDA depuis 1996 ; elle avait exercé auparavant différentes hautes responsabilités au sein de Matra Défense puis Matra Bae Dynamics.



Date of publication: 2005/12/21
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Laura J. PETERSON
VP for NW State & Local Government Operations
Boeing
Boeing has named Laura J. Peterson vice president for State & Local Government Operations in the Northwest region.
She will lead the team responsible for Boeing's political and government activities in the region, which includes Washington and Oregon.
Peterson most recently served as vice president for Business Development and Global Strategy, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
In her new position she will report to Jim Albaugh, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive officer; and to George Roman, Boeing vice president for State & Local Government Operations in the United States.

Ensuring long-term prosperity for state and U.S. aerospace sectors, amid competitive pressures and a recovering economy requires strong relationships and stable leadership.

"Laura's knowledge of the business, combined with her strategic mindset and ability to build relationships, makes her the right leader for this important role," Albaugh said. "Her wide range of experience will bring additional dimension and understanding to how we work with government leaders and policymakers on issues and legislation that impact Boeing business."

Peterson rounds out Boeing's Northwest region Government Operations team, joining directors Bill McSherry and Susan Champlain. She also will work closely with the company's director for Global Corporate Citizenship in the region, Liz Warman. Both teams will be headquartered in Seattle.
She succeeds Fred Kiga, who left the company earlier this year.
Date of publication: 2010/08/04
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Jean-Yves PETIT
Directeur financier
Sagem
Jean-Yves Petit est nommé Directeur financier de Sagem.
Diplômé de l’INSA Lyon, Jean-Yves Petit (52 ans) a d’abord exercé des responsabilités opérationnelles au Centre Spatial Guyannais. Il rejoint Snecma en 1987 comme Chef de service Essais Moteurs Cryotechniques d’Ariane à l’établissement de Vernon de la Société Européenne de Propulsion (SEP).
De 1992 à 1999, il occupe différentes fonctions de contrôle de gestion chez Messier-Bugatti et au sein de la SEP. En 1999, il prend la responsabilité du département Comptabilité et Gestion de la division Moteurs spatiaux de Snecma jusqu’en septembre 2007, date à laquelle il intègre Safran, en qualité de Directeur Contrôle de gestion et Plan.
Date of publication: 2010/09/03
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Philippe PETITCOLIN
Président non exécutif d’EPI
EPI Europrop International GmbH
Philippe Petitcolin, Président-directeur général de Snecma (groupe SAFRAN), devient Président non exécutif d’EPI.
Phillippe Petitcolin explique : « EPI bénéficie des compétences et de l’expertise des quatre principaux motoristes aéronautiques européens. Ensemble, nous allons redoubler nos efforts pour fournir le TP400-D6 à Airbus Military. Ce moteur de nouvelle génération répondra aux spécificités de cet ambitieux programme de transport militaire qu’est l’A400M.
Date of publication: 2007/10/09
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Philippe Petitcolin 60 years old
Chairman and CEO of Morpho
Safran
Paris, May 22, 2013
Safran has made several management appointments, effective July 1, 2013.

Philippe Petitcolin will be nominated as Chairman and CEO of Morpho during a meeting of the company's Board of Directors, to be held shortly. Karen Bomba will be in charge of the United States operations for Morpho and her job function will be specified in the coming weeks. Philippe Petitcolin retains his position as Chairman of the Board of Sagem.
Philippe Petitcolin, 60, holds a master’s degree in mathematics, as well as a degree from
the CPA business school. He started his career in 1978 as export manager for the company
Europrim, and was subsequently named head of the export zone for Filotex, an Alcatel-Alstom subsidiary. In 1982 he was named aviation sales and marketing director for Chester Cable in the United States. He returned to Filotex in 1984 as export director. In 1988, he joined Labinal as deputy sales & marketing director, subsequently being named director of sales & marketing for the aeronautical systems division. In 1995, he was named managing director of this division. From 1999 to 2001, Philippe Petitcolin was managing director of
Labinal’s Filtrauto division, while also acting as general manager of the friction materials
business following the purchase of Filtrauto by Valeo. In May 2001, he was named CEO of
Labinal, and became Chairman and CEO of the company in November 2004. He joined Snecma (Safran) in 2006 as Chairman and CEO, and was subsequently named President, in charge of Safran's Defense and Security businesses, and Chairman and CEO of Sagem in 2011.
Date of publication: 2013/05/31
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C.Michael PETTERS 48 years old
corporate vp and president of N G Shipbuilding
Northrop Grumman
C. Michael Petters, currently corporate vice president and president of Newport News, has been elected corporate vice president and .
president of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding.
"Mike Petters brings extensive shipbuilding expertise and broad management experience to his new role as we leverage our capabilities, resources and talent to enhance our shipbuilding powerhouse," Sugar said.

Petters, 48, joined Newport News in 1987 in the submarine construction division. His assignments at Newport News have included nuclear ship design and construction, contracts, human resources and management of the shipbuilding trades, culminating in his election as corporate vice president and president in 2004. Petters graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in physics. He served as an officer aboard the USS George Bancroft before joining the Naval Reserve in 1988. He earned a master's degree in business administration from the College of William and Mary in 1993.
Date of publication: 2008/01/15
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Klaus PFAB
PDG par intérim
DHL Express France
A compter du 1er octobre 2007, Klaus Pfab prendra les fonctions de PDG par intérim de DHL Express France. Il reportera directement à Scott Price, PDG de DHL Express Europe. Klaus Pfab succède à Stéphane Corthier qui quitte l’entreprise.
Klaus Pfab est un grand connaisseur de l’industrie du transport au sein de laquelle il a acquis plus de 40 ans d’expérience.
Klaus Pfab a rejoint le groupe Danzas en 1971 et a depuis exercé différentes responsabilités de direction générale au sein du groupe DHL en France.
Il quittera ses fonctions actuelles de Directeur Général de DHL Global Forwarding Région France/Benelux.
Date of publication: 2007/10/01
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Fran PHILLIPS
Senior Vice President, Airline Solutions
Aircell
Fran Phillips brings Aircell nearly 20 years of experience within the aviation and in-flight entertainment industries. As senior vice president for Airline Solutions, Fran Phillips leads airline sales, program management and airline relationship management.
Prior to joining Aircell, Fran Phillips served as a consultant with Connexion by Boeing, where she identified customer requirements and directed the development of the Connexion system, including web portals, content and web alliances.

Fran Phillips' background includes serving as both an executive and consultant while developing the in-flight customer experience for major commercial airlines. While with American Airlines, she successfully launched its first full aircraft, in-seat video system and also introduced the first generation of portable entertainment devices. In addition, she has been involved in the development of in-flight products and programs with companies such as Rockwell Collins and Sony.

Fran Phillips holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Advertising from the University of Maryland.
Date of publication: 2009/12/03
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Helen PICKUP
General Manager
Northrop Grumman Italia
Northrop Grumman Corporation has announced the appointment of Helen Pickup as general manager of Northrop Grumman Italia (NGI), the company's navigation systems subsidiary based in Pomezia, Italy.

In her new position, Pickup will be responsible for all programs and operations at NGI, which provides high-accuracy inertial navigation systems, integrated navigation and safety systems, tactical systems and lifecycle support. Aircraft equipped with NGI systems include the Eurofighter Typhoon and many other fixed and rotary wing aircraft in service in various parts of the world.

Pickup previously served as the director of Inertial Measurement Unit / Inertial Reference Unit programs at Northrop Grumman's Navigation Systems Division based in Woodland Hills. She joined Northrop Grumman in 2005 and has more than 20 years experience in high-technology businesses including advanced materials, power generation, and aerospace, with expertise in program management, product development, business development and process excellence. Before joining Northrop Grumman, Pickup served as director of Six Sigma for Honeywell Aerospace.

Pickup earned a Bachelor of Science degree in materials science and a Master of Science degree in solid state electronics from the University of Manchester, Manchester, England, and a Ph.D. in ceramics from the University of Leeds, Leeds, England. She has Six Sigma certification at the Greenbelt and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) level and is a Program Management Institute certified Program Management Professional.
Date of publication: 2011/01/31
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René PICON-DUPRé 56 years old
Directeur des Ressources Humaines
Délégation Générale pour l'Armement (DGA)
Monsieur René Picon-Dupré, administrateur civil hors classe, directeur des statuts des pensions et de la réinsertion sociale au sein du secrétariat général pour l'administration (SGA/DSPRS), est nommé directeur des ressources humaines de la délégation générale pour l'armement au conseil des ministres du 20 avril 2005.
Date of publication: 2005/04/20
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Patrick PIEDRAFITA
Head of Long Range Programme - Airbus
Airbus
M. Patrick PIEDRAFITA a été nommé Head of Long
Range Programme d’Airbus.
Depuis 2001, M. PIEDRAFITA travaille au sein du Long Range Programme Management de la nouvelle société AIRBUS intégrée et supervise les opérations de cinq types d’appareil (A340-300, A330-200, A330-300, A340-500 et A340-600).
Date of publication: 2006/02/07
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Stephen PIERSON
Aerospace and Defense Industry Leader
GE
GE Commercial Finance - Corporate Lending Appoints Stephen Pierson as Aerospace and Defense Industry Leader

NORWALK, Conn.

July 11, 2006--GE Commercial Finance today announced the appointment of Stephen Pierson as senior vice president industry leader of aerospace and defense for its Corporate Lending business. He will be responsible for delivering solutions tailored to the unique capital requirements of GE customers in the aerospace and defense sector. Stephen is based out of the Norwalk, Conn., office.

Stephen brings to GE Corporate Lending more than 20 years of experience in risk management and origination and extensive knowledge of the corporate and commercial aviation market, domestically and internationally. Most recently, he served as Risk Manager for aircraft engines at GE Infrastructure and prior to that, he held origination roles at GE Commercial Aircraft Services and the Corporate Aircraft Group at GE Capital Solutions. He also held positions at Wells Fargo Bank, Lockheed Finance and GATX Capital.

"Steve's extensive aerospace background coupled with his financial services experience further enhances our expertise in this important sector," said Craig Reynolds, Industry Group Leader at GE Corporate Lending. "The addition of Steve to the team demonstrates our commitment to provide creative and flexible financial solutions to our aerospace and defense client-base."

Stephen received his BS from California State University and his MBA from Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Industry Specialization

Corporate Lending is using a more industry-based marketing approach, launched earlier this year, to better tailor solutions to the unique requirements of customers.

The initiative is led by Craig Reynolds, senior managing director, and includes a team of Industry Leaders supported by dedicated research analysts. Steve Pierson is joined by eight other Industry Leaders who partner closely with Corporate Lending's regional sales force to build customized solutions in the following nine key industries: Aerospace & Defense; Automotive & Automotive Parts; Chemicals & Plastics; Food, Beverage & Agriculture; Financial & Business Services, General Manufacturing; Paper, Packaging & Forest Products; Steel & Diversified Metals; and Transportation & Construction. The industry-aligned approach also builds on Corporate Lending's experience as a leading provider of financial solutions for the retail industry and for companies in need of turnaround and restructuring finance.

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Date of publication: 2006/07/12
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Erik Pillet
Executive Vice President Human Resources
Airbus
Erik Pillet was appointed as Executive Vice President Human Resources of Airbus in July 2000. He is a member of the Airbus Executive Committee in charge of Human Resources.

Mr Pillet began his professional career with SAFT, a subsidiary of Alcatel Alsthom, where he held various positions in Human Resources, including HR Director of the Portable Batteries Division.

In 1991, Mr. Pillet joined “Entreprise & Personnel”, a major French consultancy, where he was held the position of Senior Consultant in Management and Human Resources.

Mr. Pillet joined the Data Network Solutions Division of France Telecom in 1994 where he was appointed Human Resources & Administration Vice President. He was recruited by Airbus Industrie as Senior Vice President Human Relations in February 2000, a position he retained when the company became Airbus SAS.

Erik Pillet was born in 1957 at Neuilly-sur-Seine in France and graduated from the “Hautes Etudes Commerciales” (HEC) in 1979. Married with four children, Erik has dual franco-U.S. nationality and in his free time he likes sailing, mountain hiking and music. He is also National President of l’Arche France, a charity working on behalf of the handicapped.

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Date of publication: 2006/03/23
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Juan PINEIRO
GOCE Spacecraft Operations Manager
ESA
Juan Piñeiro is from Vigo, Galicia, Spain, and holds a Masters degrees in Physics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He started work at ESA's European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), Spain, in 1991 on the joint ESA/NASA International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) and, from 1995, on the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO).

He moved to ESOC in 1998 to work as Integral Spacecraft Operations Engineer and, later, Deputy SOM. He was appointed SOM for GOCE in November 2003. Juan is married with two children, ages 4 and 5. He likes running and says that - recently - the only training time he can find is at 6 am - before the children are awake.
Date of publication: 2008/09/26
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Sharon L. PINKERTON
Vice President, Government Affairs and Legislative
ATA
Sharon Pinkerton joined the Air Transport Association (ATA) as vice president, government affairs in April 2006 and oversees all aviation-related issues before federal, state and local governments.

Before joining ATA, Ms. Pinkerton served as assistant administrator for aviation policy, planning and environment at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Prior to her appointment at FAA, Pinkerton served as transportation counsel to House Aviation Subcommittee Chairman John L. Mica (R-Fla.) and served on Capitol Hill for nearly 10 years. She began her professional career at Price Waterhouse.

A native of Vero Beach, Fla., Pinkerton received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cedarville College in Ohio, and earned a law degree from the University of Florida. Pinkerton is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Date of publication: 2007/08/02
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JEFF PINNEO
CHAIRMAN REGIONAL AIRLINE ASSOCIATION
REGIONAL AIRLINE ASSOCIATION
REGIONAL AIRLINE ASSOCIATION NAMES JEFF PINNEO CHAIRMAN

Washington , D.C. - The Regional Airline Association (RAA) Board of Directors elected Jeff Pinneo, President of Horizon Air, as Chairman of the association following the Fall Membership Meeting on November 3, in Washington , DC . Pinneo replaces Peter Bowler, President of American Eagle Airlines, who served as RAA Chairman for 2005. Paul Foley, President and CEO of MAIR Holdings was elected Vice Chairman; Bryan Bedford, President and CEO of Republic Airways Holdings was elected Treasurer; and Dan Wolf, President of Cape Air, was elected as Secretary.

The 26 regional airline CEOs attending the meeting also elected three new Board members: Bryan Bedford of Republic Airways Holdings; Tom Cooper of Gulfstream International Airlines; and Ron Reber of SkyWest Airlines.

RAA's Associate Member Council (AMC), formed in 1996 to provide technical and legislative assistance to RAA staff and airlines, elected Steve Alexandris of AIG Aviation, Inc. as AMC 2006 Chairman.

RAA represents U.S. regional airlines, and the manufacturers of products and services that support the industry, before the Congress, DOT, FAA and other federal agencies. Founded in 1975, RAA also provides a wide array of technical and public relations services for regional airlines. The association's 48 member airlines transport 97 percent of total regional airline industry passengers.


REGIONAL AIRLINE ASSOCIATION
2025 M Street, NW, Suite 800 , Washington , DC 20036-3309
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Date of publication: 2006/01/25
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Jeffrey P. Pino
President
Sikorsky
JEFFREY P. PINO NAMED PRESIDENT OF SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORP.

Mar. 09, 2006

Stephen Finger Taking the Helm as President of Pratt & Whitney



STRATFORD, Conn. - Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation today announced the appointment of Jeffrey P. Pino as president. Sikorsky Aircraft, based in Stratford, Conn., is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

Mr. Pino replaces Stephen N. Finger, who has been named president of Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp, based in East Hartford, Conn. Mr. Finger succeeds Louis Chênevert, who has been elected president and chief operating officer and a director of United Technologies Corp. All three executive changes are effective immediately.

Mr. Pino, 51, joined Sikorsky in 2002. He most recently has served as Sikorsky's senior vice president for corporate strategy, marketing, and commercial programs. In that post, he spearheaded an unprecedented growth in the company's commercial aircraft unit, from 6 aircraft deliveries in 2002 to 49 in 2005. He also led the company's strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, advanced program development, worldwide sales, and corporate communications and marketing departments.

"Jeff's solid background as a Master Aviator in the U.S. Army, coupled with his unparalleled customer focus and proven leadership are the perfect formula to continue to accelerate the tremendous growth and transformation at Sikorsky initiated by Steve Finger," said Mr. Chênevert. "Jeff's championing of United Technologies' ACE (Achieving Competitive Excellence) and lean manufacturing principles were instrumental in the explosive growth and global expansion of Sikorsky's commercial aircraft programs. I am confident that he will bring this same energy and leadership to the rest of the business."

"I am thrilled at the opportunity to lead Sikorsky," said Mr. Pino. "Steve has guided Sikorsky on a flight path of strategic growth and transformation. I look forward to working with the company's leadership team to keep the pioneering spirit of Sikorsky alive and strengthen our position as the leader in vertical flight solutions."

Mr. Pino is a retired Master Army Aviator and served in U.S. Army active, Reserve, and National Guard assignments for 26 years. Positions included U.S. Cavalry assignments both on the ground and in the air culminating as a development test pilot/project officer specializing in armament testing at the Yuma Proving Ground. He is a distinguished honor graduate of the U.S. Army Armor and Aviation Schools.

Prior to joining Sikorsky, Mr. Pino spent 17 years with Bell Helicopter Textron where he last served as senior vice president, commercial business unit. He joined Bell in 1985 and held various positions within the company including vice president of sales and marketing, executive director for Europe, director for Latin America, and regional manager for South America. Previous assignments included program manager for the production of the Kiowa Warrior (OH-58D) and Cobra (AH-1S) modernization programs.

Mr. Pino is a 1976 graduate of the University of Arizona. He also holds a master degree in business administration and management from Webster University in St. Louis, Mo.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacturing, and service. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

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Date of publication: 2006/03/10
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Fernando PINTO
Chairman of the Association's Board of Governors
IATA
TAP Portugal CEO, Fernando Pinto, has begun his one-year term as the Chairman of the Association's Board of Governors. Pinto immediately vowed that the environment, security and safety would top IATA's agenda over the next 12 months.

Pinto brings a unique perspective to the position as he successfully led airlines in two regions - Latin America (Varig) and Europe (TAP). He started his term at the close of the 63rd Annual General Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, today and succeeds Chew Choon Seng, CEO of Singapore Airlines.

"The agenda for the year ahead has some extraordinary challenges for which industry-wide leadership is critical," Pinto said. "Our 243 members face some crucial deadlines in the next year that can't be missed, in order to make the industry safer and more efficient. We need to keep the momentum moving in the right direction and work aggressively with our IATA airlines to support industry objectives in key areas from environment to safety and e-ticketing."

"Even though airlines and their markets vary based on regions, I have seen first hand on two continents the benefits of progressive liberalisation and greater efficiency. We need to remind our partners and industry stakeholders of the need to keep pace with industry change. I look forward to working closely with the IATA team-shouting politely to achieve change," said Pinto.

Giovanni Bisignani, IATA Director General and CEO said, "First, we must thank Choon Seng for a job well done. His leadership over the past year-particularly on environment issues-has helped to define a critical leadership role for IATA on this important issue. I am confident that Fernando will drive us still further to achieve even greater results. The agenda is full, but I am confident that we will continue to deliver the important results that the industry needs."
Date of publication: 2007/06/06
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Ruy Pinto
Vice President, Space
ADS
Issued: 07 December 2011

NEW PRESIDENT & VICE PRESIDENTS FOR UK AEROSPACE, DEFENCE & SECURITY ORGANISATION

Robin Southwell of EADS UK elected to lead the ambitions of four key industrial sectors in 2012

ADS, the trade association for the UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space industries, today (Wednesday) at the meeting of its Council announced the results of members voting for a new team of President and sector Vice Presidents to serve for 2012.

The new ADS President is Robin Southwell, Chief Executive Officer of EADS UK.

The sector Vice Presidents are as follows:

• Vice President, Aerospace – Marcus Bryson, Chief Executive of GKN Aerospace.
• Vice President, Defence – Sir Brian Burridge, VP Strategic Marketing, Finmeccanica UK Limited
• Vice President, Security – Shaun Hipgrave, MD, Forensic Telecommunications Services Ltd.
• Vice President, Space – Ruy Pinto, VP Satellite & Network Operations, Inmarsat Limited.

Rees Ward, Chief Executive of ADS, said:

“I am delighted that ADS has such a strong leadership team to guide the trade association through the next challenging year. I welcome Robin Southwell as our new President and our sector Vice Presidents Sir Brian Burridge, Marcus Bryson, Shaun Hipgrave and Ruy Pinto. I look forward to working with them for the benefit of our members through representing their interests and continuously improving the services that ADS offers.

The uncertainties of the global economy will make 2012 a challenging year. However, with such an experienced leadership in place I am confident that ADS can deliver for its members and assist our sector businesses support the Government’s emphasis on high technology manufacturing and growth through exports.”

Robin Southwell, Chief Executive of EADS UK said:

“These are challenging times for our industry and I look forward to working closely with the sector Vice-Presidents. We need to roll up our sleeves and do all that we can to support and sustain this great industry.”

Date of publication: 2011/12/12
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Josep PIQUE
Chairman
Vueling Airlines
Josep Piqué has joined the board and been nominated as the new Chairman of Vueling Airlines, replacing Barbara Cassani, who will
step down as chairman.
Josep Piqué said: “Becoming Vueling’s Chairman, if the shareholders approve my
nomination on 26th November, is both a great responsibility and a great
opportunity to demonstrate to shareholders and customers that Vueling has a
bright future ahead.”
Date of publication: 2007/11/13
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Guy PIRAS 59 years old 29/11/1947
directeur général industriel et achats (DGIA)
Dassault Aviation
Guy Piras,jusqu'ici directeur général des achats, a été nommé directeur général industriel et achats (DGIA). Dans cette nouvelle fonction, il ajoute à sa responsabilité de directeur général des achats les responsabilités de direction générale industrielle exercées auparavant par Christian Decaix et Jean-Marc Grillet. Il est directement secondé par le directeur industriel des programmes Falcon (DIF) pour la partie industrielle Falcon, et par le directeur des achats et approvisionnements (DAA).


Né le 29 novembre 1947 à Tassin-la-demi-Lune (Rhône).


Formation :


¨ Ingénieur Arts-et-Métiers et École Spéciale des Travaux Aéronautiques.


Carrière :


¨ Entrée aux Avions Marcel Dassault - Bréguet Aviation le 01/09/1970 en pré-contrat.

¨ Service militaire à l'équipe technique Mirage III sur la base 102 de Dijon.

¨ Entrée effective chez Dassault le 04/12/72 au bureau de calcul, pour le développement des éléments finis et le calcul de la voilure ACF.

¨ De 1974 à fin 1983 : successivement responsable matières premières et contrôles non destructifs, puis responsable qualité programmes Mirage III/V/50 et Super-Etendard à la direction générale de la qualité.

¨ De 1984 à fin 1991 : responsable qualité et contrôle technique de l'établissement d'Argenteuil, sous la direction de M. Jean-Yves Lazard puis de M. Christian Decaix.

¨ De 1992 à 1993 : directeur adjoint de l'établissement d'Argenteuil sous la direction de M. Jean-Marc Grillet.

¨ De juin 1993 à janvier 1998 : directeur de l'usine de Biarritz.

¨ De février 1998 à août 1999 : directeur de l'établissement d'Argenteuil.

¨ De janvier 2000 à décembre 2005 : directeur général des achats.


Distinctions :


¨ Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite.
¨ Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur.


Date of publication: 2006/01/16
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Marc PIRCHER 55 years old 08/11/1952
Directeur du Centre Spatial de Toulouse
CNES
Marc PIRCHER est nommé Directeur du Centre Spatial de Toulouse à compter du 1er juillet 2007

Né le 8 novembre 1952, Marc Pircher est titulaire d'un Master of Sciences de l’Université de Standford, USA, obtenu en 1977, et d'un diplôme de Docteur-Ingénieur de l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Aéronautique et de l' Espace en 1980.

Il entre au CNES à Toulouse en janvier 1980 après avoir été, de 1977 à 1979, Ingénieur en recherche en automatique et filtrage numérique au CERT / ONERA.

De 1980 à 1986, il travaille successivement sur la fiabilité théorique puis sur le contrôle d’attitude et d’orbite de SPOT 1.

De 1986 à 1995, il occupe les fonctions de responsable de la plate-forme commune à SPOT 4 et Hélios, de chef de projet Satellite Helios 1A, d'architecte d'ensemble du programme Hélios.
En 1996, il est nommé Sous-Directeur Etudes Systèmes et Développements et en 1998 Directeur des Systèmes Orbitaux au Centre Technique du CNES à Toulouse.

Le 1er sept. 2003, il devient Directeur des Lanceurs et de l'Etablissement d'Evry au CNES, membre du Comité exécutif.

En juillet 2004, il rejoint la société Alcatel Alenia Space comme Directeur Technique, en charge au niveau du Comité Exécutif, de la politique technique, de la qualité et des process, de la politique produit et de la recherche et développement pour l'ensemble de la compagnie.

Marc Pircher est Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur et Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite.

Date of publication: 2007/03/21
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Marco PISTONI
Business Management Director
MEADS International
Marco Pistoni has been named Business Management Director for MEADS International and the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) program. He joins the program management team in Orlando on assignment from MBDA Italia S.p.A., and will report to the executive management team of President Jim Cravens (Lockheed Martin - U.S.), Executive Vice President Dr. Axel Widera (LFK - Germany) and Technical Director Claudio Ponzi (MBDA Italia).

Before his assignment to MEADS International, Mr. Pistoni was Security and Facilities Director reporting to the Managing Director of MBDA Italia. In this position, he was responsible for industrial security, legal affairs, facilities procurement, maintenance, planning and cost control at MBDA. Previously, he managed the Air-to-Air Missiles Business Unit and international missile programs involving IRIS-T, MEADS, HARM PNU and METEOR. He also worked as program manager for the Aspide missile and Skyguard Weapon System.

Before joining MBDA Italia’s predecessor Selenia in 1990, Mr. Pistoni attained the rank of Commander in the Italian Navy during a 17-year career.

Mr. Pistoni is a graduate of ITI Enrico Fermi with a degree in Industrial Engineering and the University of Rome La Sapienza with a degree in Statistics and Actuarial Sciences. .

He succeeds Stefano Zalonis, who returned to Italy after contributing five years to the success of the MEADS Design and Development program.

MEADS is a mobile air and missile defense system designed to replace Patriot systems in the United States and Germany and Nike Hercules systems in Italy. It also meets the requirements of Germany’s “capabilities oriented” air and missile defense concept.

Date of publication: 2007/10/05
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Thierry PISTRE
Vice-President, Value Creation and Processes Impro
Messier-Dowty
Thierry Pistre also joins Messier-Dowty as Vice-President, Value Creation and Processes Improvement, a newly created position within the Executive Committee. Thierry Pistre will be responsible for championing the company’s continuous improvement processes, in line with the Safran Group’s Action V program.
Thierry Pistre is a graduate from France’s ENSAE –Sup Aéro engineering school and brings 28 years of experience to the aerospace industry. After two years spent as a design engineer with Peugeot Automobiles, he began his aerospace career at Aerospatiale, where he held a series of senior management positions in the fields of Production, Procurement, Supply Chain and Quality. He then joined Airbus central entity at its creation in 2001, where his latest function prior to joining Messier-Dowty was VP Supply Chain & Quality.
Date of publication: 2007/09/05
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Gerhard Pitsch 48 years old
Chief Pilot
Austrian Airlines
12 December 2013 / 112e

Gerhard Pitsch appointed as new Chief Pilot

Gerhard Pitsch (48) has been appointed as the new Chief Pilot at Austrian Airlines. He will succeed Rolf Brand as of 1 January 2014, who is to return to SWISS at the end of this year. As the “Postholder Flight Operations”, Pitsch will thereby assume responsibility for the management of the flight operations of Tyrolean Airways, in which the overall flight operations of Austrian Airlines are bundled.

Gerhard Pitsch has been flying for Austrian Airlines since 1987. After training as a commercial airline pilot in Graz, he began his career as a Co-pilot on the MD80. Capt. Pitsch, who was born in Vienna, temporarily switched to the Pilot Corps of Austrian Air Services in 1991, the regional subsidiary of Austrian Airlines at the time, as the Captain of a Fokker 50. From 1994 onwards, he flew as a Co-pilot on the MD11 for Swissair, a period which gave him the opportunity to see the world beyond Austrian aviation. In 1996, Gerhard Pitsch became a Flight Instructor on the Fokker 70 in the Austrian Corps. The next step came in 2003, when he became a Chief Flight Instructor on the A320. In 2009, the father of three was appointed as Fleet Chief of the Boeing 737 fleet. He has been Fleet Chief of the company’s medium-haul fleet since 2010.

Klaus Froese, Managing Director of Tyrolean Airway, said the following about the new appointment:“Thanks to the course his career has taken, ranging from turboprop aircraft to the MD11 on the one hand and from Chief Flight Instructor to Fleet Chief on the other, Capt. Pitsch has extensive knowledge and experience of both the specialist and management sides of the aviation industry. As a man who has worked in many different fields and on many projects inside and outside the Austrian Airlines Group, he has a healthy vision for the common future of our company.”

Date of publication: 2013/12/13
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James F. Pitts
Corporate Vice President and Preside...
Northrop Grumman
James F. Pitts is corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector, a world leader in defense electronics systems.

In 2001, Pitts was named vice president and general manager of Aerospace Systems and had executive responsibility for all Aerospace Systems programs. Prior to this appointment, he was vice president, engineering and manufacturing. This included responsibility for all engineering and manufacturing operations for the Electronic Systems sector.

In 1991, he was named vice president of Avionics Systems for the sector. This included product development and production for tactical and fire control radars on the F-16, F-22, B-1B, and C-130 platforms. He was named deputy general manager of the systems development and engineering division in 1990. Pitts has held positions of increasing responsibility since he joined the company in 1973.

Pitts earned a bachelor's degree in engineering science and a master's degree in electrical engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. He also attended the Executive Forum at INSEAD business school in Fontainebleau, France, and the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. He holds three patents in support of various electronic warfare techniques and developments.

He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Maryland Science Center and is a member of the McDaniel College Corporate Advisory Council. He has served on the University of Maryland Board of Visitors, the United Way of Central Maryland board of directors and the Johns Hopkins National Advisory Council.

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Date of publication: 2006/03/23
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Amranand PIYASVASTI
President
Thai Airways International
Mr. Piyasvasti joins THAI after having served most recently as chairman of the advisory panel to Kasikornbank Bank’s CEO.
He is a graduate of Oxford University, England. Thereafter, he was awarded a Master’s and Ph.D. degree from the London School of Economics, with a strong background in mathematics, energy and the environment.
Mr. Piyasvasti also headed Thailand’s National Energy Policy Office that transformed the country’s energy sector in the 1990s and was former Minister of Energy.

Mr. Piyasvasti said he wants to bring all his experience and knowledge to bear on the current issues facing THAI, in an effort to continually improve operational performance and the Company’s financial position.

“I am under no illusion about the challenges facing aviation today, and that includes the challenges facing THAI,” Piyasvasti said.
Date of publication: 2009/10/28
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Lew PLATT
lead director and former chairman of the board
Boeing
Jim McNerney statement on the passing of Boeing Lead Director Lew Platt

(Boeing Press release)

CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2005 -- Jim McNerney, Boeing chairman, president and chief executive officer, issued the following statement Friday after learning of the death of Lew Platt, lead director and former chairman of the board:

On Thursday night, we lost one of our best friends and one of Boeing’s most important leaders—Lew Platt, our lead director and former chairman.

I am deeply saddened by Lew's untimely death, and I speak for all Boeing directors and employees in extending our deepest sympathy to his family.

Lew shepherded Boeing with strength, grace, dignity and integrity through a period when the company most needed his steady hand. He was a compassionate man who put his own retirement and personal plans on the back burner to ensure that Boeing never missed a beat through its recent recovery.

Everywhere that Boeing’s customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders looked, Lew was there—fighting for a level playing field in international trade, listening to people’s concerns, championing what’s right. Always—always—he turned the conversation to how important the company’s people are to its success. And we are all better for having served with him.
Lew will always be in our hearts. And we will miss him.
Date of publication: 2005/09/11
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Pierre-Eric POMMELLET
Senior V.P., General Manager
Thales Aerospace division
Pierre-Eric Pommellet, 44, is a graduate of École Polytechnique, Sup Aero and holds a Masters of Science degree from the MIT. He began his career at the French defence procurement agency DGA as Armaments Engineer and subsequently becoming principal private secretary to Jean-Pierre Raffarin, France’s Minister for SMEs, Trades and Craftspeople between 1995 and 1997. Pierre-Eric Pommellet then joined Thales. He was Technical Director of the “Navigation” Unit before being appointed in 2001 Director of Bordeaux factory, and then in 2004, Director of the “Aerospace Military Equipment” Business Line. Since 2008, he was Head of the services and business transformation sector within the Aerospace Division.
Date of publication: 2009/06/22
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Daniel P. PON 55 years old
Vice President, Human Resources
US Airways
US Airways also named Daniel P. Pon, 55, to the position of vice president, human resources. Pon will report to Elise Eberwein, senior vice president people, communications and culture, and will be responsible for the airline's domestic and international human resources services, including medical and retirement benefits, compensation, employee assistance services, employee relations, drug and alcohol testing and employee travel.

"Operating an airline our customers enjoy depends on having engaged and enthusiastic employees," said Eberwein. "You simply can't have one without the other, and the HR department's mission, to serve our internal customers, will be further realized under Dan's leadership. Dan brings comprehensive HR generalist experience as well as an extensive background in benefits, administration and employee relations. Most importantly, he will do a fantastic job overseeing the policies that make life easier for our most important internal customer, the more than 36,000 people who are US Airways."

Pon brings more than 15 years of human resources experience and was most recently vice president, global compensation and benefits for Sanmina-SCI of San Jose, California. With an employee base of 40,000, Pon oversaw global benefits and retirement and managed that company's total compensation programs. He brings additional experience from ASTAR Air Cargo and was a key member of that air cargo company's 2005 hub relocation project. Pon served as vice president, E*Trade Group from 1997 to 2001.

He holds a bachelor of arts in political science and a master of arts in public administration from California State University, Hayward, and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. He and his wife Teresa will relocate to the Phoenix area.
Date of publication: 2007/09/07
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Aleks POPOVICH
Senior VP Industry Distribution Financial Services
IATA
The International Air Transport Association (IATA)announced the appointment of Aleks Popovich as Senior Vice President for Industry Distribution and Financial Services, effective 1 October 2009. Popovich will replace Tom Murphy, who will retire from IATA after 30 years of service following a short transition period.

Popovich joined IATA in April 2005 as Global Head of Cargo. Prior to IATA, he was at British Airways where he headed both passenger and cargo network and revenue management functions. At IATA, Popovich revitalized the organization’s approach to cargo. He guided the IATA e-freight initiative to enable US$4.9 billion of cost savings in the cargo supply chain by converting paper-based processes to electronic documentation. By the end of 2010, e-freight will be live at 44 locations in 27 countries. Combined these will give the industry the capability to handle 81% of international cargo with e-freight.

In his new role, Popovich will oversee all of IATA’s passenger and cargo activities, including IATA’s flagship Simplifying the Business program. This includes responsibility for IATA’s financial systems which combined handle US$350 billion in annual settlements. Until a successor is found, Aleks will also continue in his role as Global Head of Cargo.

“I thank Tom Murphy for his many years of dedicated service. With his efforts, IATA’s financial systems have become the financial backbone of the industry. And as the father of 100% e-ticketing he has contributed to historic industry change,” said Giovanni Bisignani, IATA’s Director General and CEO.

“In his new role, Aleks will play a key role among IATA’s senior management. The industry is in crisis and the accuracy of our financial systems is critical. I am confident that Aleks’ experience in helping guide British Airways in the post September 11 period will be invaluable to us in this difficult period,” said Bisignani.

“I look forward to the challenges of my new role. In this industry crisis, conserving cash and cutting costs are critical. My priorities are to continue ensuring the integrity of IATA’s global financial systems via quality processes, and also to cut industry costs by modernizing end to end air transport processes through Simplifying the Business,” said Popovich.
Date of publication: 2009/09/18
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Jordi Porcel 47 years old
directeur des ventes
Vueling
Jordi Porcel nommé directeur des ventes
chez Vueling
Le service ventes génère plus de 50% du chiffre d’affaires total de la compagnie et joue un rôle fondamental dans le développement de la
clientèle d’affaires.
Barcelone, le 16 janvier 2012 - Jordi Porcel a été nommé directeur des ventes de Vueling, la compagnie aérienne nouvelle génération, et fera également partie du Comité de Pilotage. En sa qualité de nouveau directeur des ventes de
Vueling, il apporte une expérience de plus de 23 ans dans le secteur de l’aviation. M. Porcel sera à la tête d’un service qui réalise plus de 50% du chiffre d’affaires total de la compagnie
et gère actuellement tous les contrats avec les agences de voyage, les tours opérateurs et les vols charters.
Jordi Porcel dirigera une équipe de 25 personnes. Il sera responsable de la stratégie
commerciale en Espagne ainsi que dans les autres pays où la compagnie opère, en
particulier ceux jouant un rôle stratégique pour la compagnie tels que la France, l’Italie et les Pays-Bas. Son service constitue le pivot de la stratégie pour positionner la compagnie
comme une alternative aux voyageurs d’affaires, qui constituent déjà près de 45% de la
clientèle.
"Mes nouvelles fonctions chez Vueling représentent un véritable défi, dans une
conjoncture où la maîtrise des coûts et la qualité du service clientèle revêtent une
importance cruciale. Nous devons par conséquent faire preuve de créativité dans la mise en oeuvre de nouvelles pratiques permettant de concilier ces deux objectifs," a-t-il déclaré.
Jordi Porcel travaillait auparavant chez British Airways, où il occupait depuis juin 2005 le poste de directeur des ventes pour l’Espagne, le Portugal et Gibraltar. Ses responsabilités avaient été étendues en 2011 pour couvrir les marchés du Chili, d’Argentine et du Brésil.
Jordi Porcel (CV)
Jordi Porcel est âgé de 47 ans. Son expérience du secteur de l’aviation remonte à 1988,
date à laquelle il travaillait pour British Airways à l’aéroport de Barcelone. Il a passé plus de 23 ans au service d’une des premières compagnies aériennes au monde, en charge de
l’intégration des forces de vente de British Airways et d’Iberia en Espagne, au Chili et en
Argentine à la suite de la fusion des deux compagnies.
Représentant British Airways, Jordi Porcel était jusqu’à présent membre permanent de la
Chambre de Commerce Britannique en Espagne et au Portugal, membre de l’APJC (groupe de travail permanent réunissant des représentants des compagnies aériennes et des agences de voyage espagnoles) et secrétaire général de l’ALA (association des compagnies aériennes d’Espagne).
Date of publication: 2012/01/30
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Jean-Fabrice PORTAL
Vice-président Recherche et Technologie
Normandie Aerospace
Jean-Fabrice Portal prend les fonctions de Vice-président « Recherche et Technologie ».
Agé de 50 ans, il est Responsable des programmes R&T chez Aircelle à Gonfreville l'Orcher, près du Havre.
Date of publication: 2010/10/20
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Scott L. Porter
Sector Vice President of Global Field Marketing
Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman Names Scott L. Porter Sector Vice President of Global Field Marketing
BALTIMORE, March 7, 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Scott L. Porter as sector vice president of global field marketing for the company's Electronic Systems sector.

In this newly created position, Porter will have executive responsibility for the overall marketing and business development, research, analysis and strategy associated with the sector's primary customer groups in the U.S. and international aerospace communities, as well as the sector's interface with federal and local governments.

Porter joined Northrop Grumman in 1980 and has held positions of increasing responsibility involving radar, electro-optics/infrared, electronic warfare, missile systems and air combat systems business development. In 1996, he was appointed director of combat electronic systems marketing. He most recently served as director of business development for the Air Combat Systems division.

Porter received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Richmond and has completed the General Manager's Program at Harvard University. He has also attended the executive marketing and finance programs at University of California, Los Angeles and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Date of publication: 2006/03/07
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Christophe POTOCKI
General Manager Sales
ATR ASEAN and Pacific region
ATR is establishing a commercial sales office in Singapore that will have overall responsibility for ATR aircraft sales in the ASEAN, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific region.
Christophe Potocki, the current President of ATR Eastern Support, is named as General Manager Sales for the ASEAN and Pacific region and will head up this new sales organization.
Date of publication: 2009/09/30
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Mark POWERS
Treasurer and Vice President, Corporate Finance
jetBlue Airways
JetBlue Names Mark Powers Treasurer and Vice President, Corporate Finance

NEW YORK, Jul 11, 2006

JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:JBLU) today announces Mark Powers has been named Treasurer and Vice President, Corporate Finance, reporting to JetBlue's CFO John Harvey, effective today. Mr. Powers will be responsible for the low-fare airline's treasury and corporate finance activities.

"Mark brings more than two decades of experience in aviation business to our team," said Mr. Harvey. "We will rely on Mark's experienced leadership and vision as we grow to nearly 50 destinations this year, as well as our expected double-digit growth in the years to come."

"I'm pleased to join one of the industry's most unique airlines," Mr. Powers said. "JetBlue has done what we thought couldn't be done: Build true brand loyalty with service as the differentiator. I look forward to contributing to JetBlue's continued success."

Mr. Powers was most recently an independent advisor to several aviation-related companies, and an associate of SkyWorks Capital, an aviation focused investment bank. In addition, Mr. Powers has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility in both the finance and legal departments of Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines and GE's jet engine unit.

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Date of publication: 2006/07/12
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Rachel-Marie PRADEILLES-DUVAL
Directeur de la recherche et de la formation
Ecole Nationale Supérieur de Techniques Avancées
Madame Rachel Marie Pradeilles-Duval est nommée Directeur de la recherche et de la formation de l’Ecole Nationale Supérieur de Techniques Avancées en Mai 2005. Chevalier des palmes académiques, Ingénieur en Chef de l'Armement (1985) et Titulaire d’un doctorat de l'École Polytechnique spécialité Mécanique (1992), elle a dirigé le groupe de recherche Mécanique des Matériaux et des Structures du laboratoire de Mécanique de l'ENSTA et a rejoint en 1999 l’école Polytechnique en tant qu’enseignant chercheur au département Mécanique.
Date of publication: 2005/05/12
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John PRANZATELLI
VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGY AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
MBDA INCORPORATED
JOHN PRANZATELLI APPOINTED VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGY AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS FOR MBDA INCORPORATED

On 24TH June, the Board of MBDA Inc. approved the appointment of John
Pranzatelli, as Vice President of Strategy and Business Operations for MBDA
Inc. with immediate effect.
In this role John will report directly to the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive
Officer, and President of MBDA Incorporated, Jerry Agee.
With corporate offices located in Washington D.C. and Operations in Westlake Village,
California, John will work closely with the MBDA Group Officers to advocate for actions
that further MBDA US growth objectives as well as ensure that partnerships, joint
ventures, acquisitions and organic opportunities are evaluated and executed in line
with MBDA group processes and in a manner that brings maximum value to MBDA
and its customers.
Jerry Agee said: “John is a successful executive leader who has held progressive
positions throughout his career. He has been involved in strategic decision making to
navigate businesses successfully through the defense market. He is a skilled
negotiator and has a solid merger and acquisition track record with an excellent grasp
of technology and defense issues. He has experience in selecting, negotiating, and
working with partners at the core of the defense industry. His in-depth financial
background is a bonus.”
John was formerly Vice President, Finance and Business Management for Northrop
Grumman Corporation
Date of publication: 2009/08/10
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Laxmanasandra Jayaram (L.J) PRASHANTH
Managing Director
Lectra (India)
Lectra appoints Laxmanasandra Jayaram (L.J.) Prashanth as head of its Indian subsidiary

In order to accomplish these goals, Laxmanasandra Jayaram (L.J.) Prashanth has joined Lectra as Managing Director of the Indian subsidiary.

“L.J. Prashanth is in charge of defining, planning and coordinating all of Lectra’s activities in India, in direct contact with headquarters and the regional management teams in order to give a new dimension to Lectra’s development on the Indian sub-continent," emphasized Daniel Harari, CEO Lectra. ”With his in-depth understanding of the Indian markets and a wealth of experience gained in working for international companies, LJ Prashanth brings with him dual skills which will be extremely valuable to us.”

Prior to joining Lectra, L.J. Prashanth was head of global marketing at Infinite Computer Solutions, providers of IT solutions and services, in Bangalore. He also held several management positions at TCG Ivega, Deutsche Software, Verifone India and Wipro Finance. With an MBA and a mechanical engineering degree, LJ Prashanth has more than 13 years of experience in international high-tech companies.

”My mission is to increase our growth potential, to develop sales, and to position Lectra as leader in cutting and CAD/CAM systems for the apparel, footwear and fashion accessory industries as well as the automotive and industrial fabrics markets. We already have a good installed base for our automated cutting systems, but we also want to develop sales of software,” explained L.J. Prashanth.
Date of publication: 2008/06/25
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Capt. John PRATER
President
Air Line Pilots Association, International
Capt. John Prater is the eighth president of the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA). He was elected by the union’s Board of Directors on Oct. 18, 2006, and began his four-year term on Jan. 1, 2007.

His election signaled a change in direction for the largest airline pilot union in the world, representing 55,000 pilots who fly for 40 U.S. and Canadian airlines. Under Prater’s leadership, ALPA has taken an aggressive stance aimed at restoring strength within the union, defending the professional standards and interests of airline pilots, and reclaiming losses suffered when pilots helped to save the industry after the events of 9/11.

As ALPA’s chief executive and administrative officer, Prater oversees daily operations of the Association and presides over the meetings of ALPA’s governing bodies, which set policy for the organization. He is also chief spokesman for the union, advancing pilots’ views before Congress, Parliament, government agencies, and the news media.

Prater's labor affiliations include membership on the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO and the Executive Committee of the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO.

He also is a member of the Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee, Air Traffic Management Steering Committee, the NGATS Institute Management Council (IMC), and the NGATS Institute Executive Committee, and is a member and co-chairman of the FAA Age 60 Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC).

Prater, who comes from a family background of strong union supporters, is a 31-year veteran of ALPA. He served in positions ranging from strike committee chairman to chairman of the Continental pilots’ Master Executive Council (MEC), as well as vice chairman of the international Wings Alliance (now part of the Skyteam Alliance). He helped to lead union fights against such notorious airline management figures as Frank Lorenzo, Carl Icahn, and Dick Ferris.

Currently a B-767 captain, Prater has flown the B-727, DC-8, DC-10, A300, B-757, and B-777, for passenger and cargo airlines during a piloting career that spans nearly three and a half decades. Before joining Continental, he flew for a number of companies, including Buckeye, Skyway, the Wall Street Journal, United (as an instructor), and contract freight for UPS/Airborne. His experience spans several eras: He flew as a single pilot on night freight runs in WWII-era propeller airplanes and, more recently, was a member of ALPA’s working group addressing the development of the B-787.

A graduate of Parks College of St. Louis University with a bachelor’s degree in meteorology, Prater is a resident of Edwardsville, Ill., with his wife, Michele, and daughter, Alexandra.
Date of publication: 2008/09/10
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Alain PRATT
Head of Human Resources
ATR
Alain PRATT obtained a Commercial and Technical Brevet de Technicien Supérieur completed by a training at the Institut d'Administration des Entreprises de Bordeaux.

He began his professional activity in 1971 in service and machine tool small and medium-sized businesses.

He successively held different positions as management controller, sales engineer and purchaser.

In 1978 he joins the socioprofessional training environment and spend 12 years at the ASFO Béarn Bigorre where his career progresses as training and recruitment adviser and manager of a training centre.

In 1990, he joins the Aerospatiale light aircraft subsidiary, SOCATA in Tarbes (France) as resource development manager and Human Resources Director.

At the end of 1998, he joins Aerospatiale ATR where he is in charge of Human Resources and subsidiary setting up.

As of June 2001 he is appointed as Head of Human Resources of both ATR and EADS ATR.

Alain PRATT is 55 years old, married with 2 children.

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Date of publication: 2006/03/31
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John PRESTIFILIPPO
senior vice president of maintenance
US Airways
John Prestifilippo is US Airways' senior vice president of maintenance and is responsible for maintenance and related employees, maintenance functions of US Airways' jet fleet as well as its ground equipment, and flight simulator maintenance and engineering functions in Charlotte, NC, and Pittsburgh, PA.

With over 20 years of airline management experience, Prestifilippo came to US Airways from Continental Express Airlines, where he held the position of vice president, technical services and operations. He also held other senior-level management positions at both Continental Express and Continental Airlines, including senior director of maintenance technical operations and senior director of base maintenance.

Prestifilippo is a veteran of the United States Air Force and attended the University of Maryland, the University of California and Stockton State University. He holds an Airframe and Powerplant license.

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Date of publication: 2006/03/24
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Gerry PRICKETT
engineering and project manager
TPS
Group Director of civil engineering, Gerry Prickett, is heading up the team of airfield specialists from TPS.
He will report directly to the project board, which comprises representatives of Public Services, Guernsey Airport, States Property Services, and Treasury & Resources.

A chartered engineer with more than 35 years’ experience, Gerry was most recently project manager for the £42 million runway safety upgrade in the Isle of Man.
He has also overseen aerodrome developments at Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Oxford and airport construction projects in Ghana and Madrid.
Date of publication: 2010/10/07
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Jean PRITCHARD
Vice President for Commercial Airplanes
Boeing
Pritchard was promoted after serving as director of Commercial International Programs for Asia and the Americas for 5 years. In her new position, she is responsible for all Boeing commercial activities in Washington, D.C., related to commercial airplane sales campaigns, U.S. government advocacy, public policy, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Transportation, Boeing Air Traffic Management, Connexion by Boeing, Boeing Capital Corporation and the U.S. Export-Import Bank. She has a dual reporting role to Rudy deLeon, senior vice president of Washington, D.C. Operations, and Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Commercial Airplanes.

“We’re delighted Jean will be leading our commercial airplane business in Washington, D.C.,” said deLeon. “Her experience working with customers, the federal government and foreign embassies makes her the ideal choice for this role.”

Before joining Boeing, Pritchard lived in Japan for 11 years and taught at two universities while there. At Tokai University, she taught graduate-level English and developed specialized programs with Japanese professors. She also taught Japanese, Chinese and Asian art history at the University of Maryland’s Japan campuses.

Pritchard earned a bachelor’s degree in studio art design from the University of Hawaii in 1988, and a master’s degree in Asian art history from the University of Maryland in 1990.

Date of publication: 2005/09/06
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Wolfgang PROCK-SCHAUER
CEO
bmi
Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, currently Chief Executive Officer of India’s Jet Airways, has been appointed deputy Chief Executive Officer of British Midland PLC (bmi), with effect from 1 November 2009. On 1 December 2009, he will succeed Nigel Turner as Chief Executive Officer of bmi. Nigel Turner will then become Deputy Chairman, of the bmi Board. A smooth and very cooperative change at the top is therefore guaranteed.

Wolfgang Prock-Schauer was born in Waldviertel, Austria, in 1956. After graduating from the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna, he began his career at Austrian Airlines (AUA) in 1981. In top management at AUA from 1991, he was among, others, responsible for the integration of Lauda Air after its takeover by AUA and the accession of the Austrian carrier to the Star Alliance airline grouping. Thereafter at Austrian Airlines, he was Secretary General and Executive Vice President, Network Management, Alliances and Long-Term Planning. He also served on the Supervisory Boards of Tyrolean Airways and Austrian Air Transport. From 2002 to 2003, Wolfgang Prock-Schauer acted as Chairman of the Star Alliance Management Board.

Wolfgang Prock-Schauer has been Chief Executive Officer of Jet Airways since June 2003. During his tenure, the Indian carrier expanded from a purely domestic airline into international operations, worldwide. It additionally completed a successful IPO in February 2005.

Wolfgang Prock-Schauer is married and has three children.
Date of publication: 2009/10/09
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Simon PRYCE
Chief Executive Officer
BBA Aviation
He was appointed to the Board as Chief Executive Officer in June 2007.
He spent 9 years at GKN plc in senior corporate finance, financial and international operational roles, latterly as Chief Executive of GKN's Diversified Businesses Group. Prior to joining GKN he held several senior positions in mergers and acquisitions at JP Morgan and Lazards in London and New York.
He is a qualified chartered accountant.
Date of publication: 2009/02/26
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Igor PSHENICHNIY
Deputy CEO, Sales & Marketing
Russian Helicopters ( Oboronprom subsidiary°
Born in 1959.
Graduated from the Kiev Polytechnic Institute as mechanic engineer in 1983 and The Institute of Business and Business Administration of the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation in 2002 as director of economy and finance.
From 2003 to 2004 – Director General of autonomous nonprofit organization Russian-American Institute of Natural Monopolies Regulation Problems & Energy Conservation.
2004 to 2006 – Kamov-Holding, Deputy CEO, Sales.
2006 to 2008 – CEO, Kamov, JSC.
2008 – 2009 - First Deputy CEO, Director Sales & Marketing, Russian Helicopters.
2009 – September 2010 - First Deputy COO, Director Sales & Marketing, Russian Helicopters.
Date of publication: 2010/09/29
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John PULLEN
Vice President
Orbital
Mr. Pullen has been with Orbital for the past 18 years at TSD. For the past two years, he has acted as Mr. Low's deputy head of the division, which is based in Greenbelt, MD. He is a trained electrical engineer with broad familiarity with the company's current customers and of the overall market for TSD's services. Mr. Jack Danko, who, until recently, was head of the Space Systems Group, Orbital's largest business unit, will serve as an advisor to Mr. Pullen on a part-time basis.
Date of publication: 2006/09/20
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Antoine Pussiau
Président Directeur Général
Transavia France
Nomination de Monsieur Antoine Pussiau
Président Directeur Général
de Transavia France
A l’occasion de l’Assemblée Générale des actionnaires
de transavia.com qui s’est tenue ce jour, Monsieur
Antoine Pussiau a été nommé Président Directeur
Général de la compagnie aérienne lowcost française
transavia.com. Il remplacera Monsieur Lionel Guérin,
appelé à présider le Pôle Régional Français du groupe
Air France.
Né en 1956, Monsieur Pussiau est diplômé de l’Ecole
Centrale de Paris et de l’Institut d’Administration des
Entreprises de Paris.
Depuis 2010, il occupait les fonctions de Directeur
Général Air France KLM de l’Europe et l’Afrique du Nord.
Il débute sa carrière chez Air France en 1981 à la
Direction Industrielle.
En 1986, il part à Seattle aux Etats-Unis et devient
Représentant d’Air France chez Boeing.
De retour à Paris en 1988, il occupe, à la Direction des
Opérations Aériennes, les fonctions de Chef du Service
Technique puis est nommé Adjoint du Directeur de la
Division des Personnels Navigants Techniques Long-
Courrier.
De 1991 à 1994 il est Chef d’escale de Pointe-à-Pitre en
Guadeloupe. Il est alors appelé à Paris comme Directeur
de Cabinet du Directeur Général.
En 1996, il est nommé Directeur des Pays Andins, basé à
Bogotá, Colombie puis en 1998, Directeur Italie, Malte et
Albanie.
En 2002, il devient Directeur Commercial de l’Afrique et
du Moyen-Orient puis en 2007, Directeur Général Air
France KLM des Caraïbes et de l’Océan Indien.
transavia.com est la compagnie lowcost française fondée par le
groupe Air France/KLM et transavia.com aux Pays-Bas.
Transavia.com en France a pour but d’offrir à des prix très
compétitifs, des vols réguliers et non réguliers vers des destinations
loisirs aux clients directs et aux voyagistes.
Date of publication: 2013/01/28
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Gerhard PUTTFARCKEN
Senior Vice President, General Manager, Airbus ...
Airbus
Gerhard Puttfarcken was appointed General Manager Airbus Deutschland in January 2003.

Mr Puttfarcken obtained a Diplom-Kaufmann from the University of Cologne in 1972 and started his career the same year as a systems analyst in the data processing department of Krupp Systems.

In 1976 he joined the IT Department of Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm GmbH in Hamburg-Finkenwerder, becoming head of data processing application development in 1979. Mr Puttfarcken held the position of material planning until 1985 when he was appointed director of procurement and material services.

In 1987, he was appointed director of information technology in charge of planning, definition, implementation and operation of IT systems, with the additional responsibility for two mainframe computer centres.

Mr Puttfarcken became plant director of DaimlerChrysler Aerospace Airbus GmbH in Hamburg on the 1st of January 1994, and was in charge of Airbus fuselage assembly, equipment installation, furnishing installation and final assembly for the A321 and A319. He was subsequently responsible for all deliveries either directly to the customer in Hamburg or to the final assembly line in Toulouse.

In 1999, he was appointed vice president product management of the A380 programme and was responsible for all programme activities concerning engineering, manufacturing, procurement, planning and costing/budgeting within DaimlerChrysler.

He was appointed senior vice president single aisle programmes in January 2001.

In January 2003 he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Management of Airbus Deutschland.

Gerhard Puttfarcken was born in Celle, Germany in November 1946. He is married with two children, and likes sports and music.

Source : Airbus
Date of publication: 2006/03/23
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Vesa PYLVÄNÄINEN
Executive Vice President, Vaisala Operations
Vaisala
Vesa Pylvänäinen, M.Sc. (Econ), has been appointed Executive Vice President, Vaisala Operations and a member of Vaisala's Business and Strategic Management Groups.
He starts in the new position latest in June 2011.
Vesa Pylvänäinen joins Vaisala from Elcoteq, where he has worked for nine years in various leadership positions, currently as Vice President, Business Development for the company's Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) division. He has extensive experience in Elcoteq ranging from global operations management and operational excellence to account team management and business control. He also has strong international background having had different management assignments in the US, Hungary and Romania.
Date of publication: 2011/03/17
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