CFM International announced that Allen Paxson has been named executive vice president, replacing Chaker Chahrour. Mr. Chahrour, who had served in the role since February 2009, has been appointed vice president of Sales & Marketing for GE Aviation. As part of the CFM Executive Team, Mr. Paxson is responsible for overseeing programs carried out by CFM. Along with his counterpart at Snecma, Cédric Goubet, he also serves as the primary interface between the two companies. Mr. Paxson is also general manager of the CFM project department for GE Aviation. Most recently, Mr Paxson served as general manager for the Regional Engines & Services where he was responsible for development, production, product support and services for GE’s CF34, Passport 20 and CT7 engine families, as well as the CFE738 engine built by a joint venture between GE and Honeywell.