Juan Gutierrez joins Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems

Juan Gutierrez

Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems has reported that Juan Gutierrez (Commander, USN retired) has joined its government operations team as Director of Government Business Development. Gutierrez brings a solid military operations business development, and Naval Test Pilot background to Stevens including time as an H-60 Pilot/Officer in Charge/Maintenance Department Head completing multiple overseas deployments; H-60 Government Flight Test Director/IPT Lead/Program Manager/Test lead/H-60 Project Officer with NAVAIR; and Chief of Staff/JSF Program Manager DCMA Europe. Following his military career, he worked with Physical Optics Corporation as VP of Business Development overseeing U.S. Army Aviation, U.S. Air Force, and SOCOM customer bases.

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ATR appoints Guillaume Daudin as Senior Vice-President Programs

Guillaume Daudin

Guillaume Daudin has been appointed Senior Vice-President Programs of ATR, the regional aircraft manufacturer. As of September 1, 2021, Daudin reports directly to ATR’s CEO, Stefano Bortoli, and joins the company’s Executive Committee. Daudin will head a brand new independent “Programs” directorate with the goal to orchestrate and synchronize the various functions of ATR (engineering, operations, procurement, etc.) to ensure end-to-end integration and consistency to deliver company objectives. This includes being responsible for new aircraft developments and in-service continuous improvements projects, configuration management, overall integrated planning, fulfilling customer orders, financial costing, and company business performance. He joined ATR from Airbus Read more

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Boeing appoints Ziad Ojakli to head government operations

The Boeing Company has named Ziad S. Ojakli as the company’s executive vice president of government operations effective October 1, 2021. In this role, Ojakli will lead Boeing’s public policy efforts, serve as chief lobbyist for the global enterprise, and oversee Boeing Global Engagement, the company’s global philanthropic organization. He will report to Boeing President and CEO David Calhoun and will serve on the company’s Executive Council. In this role, Ojakli succeeds Marc Allen, Boeing’s Chief Strategy Officer, who has served as interim executive vice president of Government Operations since this past June. Most recently, Ojakli served as the managing Read more

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Chapman Freeborn appoints Zori Marshall as Chief Legal Officer

Zori Marshall

Chapman Freeborn, a global air charter specialist and part of Avia Solutions Group, has appointed Zori Marshall, with over a decade of experience in corporate and commercial law, as new Chief Legal Officer (CLO). Born in Bulgaria, growing up in Angola, Zori Marshall has a passion for languages, international travel and corporate/commercial law. With a strong educational background, Marshall graduated from the University of Toulouse, France with a Bachelor’s Degree in International, European and Comparative Law, followed by a Master’s in International Business Law and, more recently, she completed her Master’s Degree at The University of Liverpool – Master of Read more

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Nasmyth Group appoints Stuart Fyfe as Chief Financial Officer

Stuart Fyfe

Nasmyth Group has appointed Stuart Fyfe as the Group’s new Chief Financial Officer. Fyfe has a wealth of experience having spent the past six-years as Group Financial Director for an international company, managing a portfolio of brands which develop, design, install, service, maintain and manufacture products and solutions for the HVAC sector. As part of a successful two-man Executive Leadership Team where they profitability doubled the size of the business through acquisition and organic growth, Fyfe led the International Finance, HR and IT Teams delivering strong and effective corporate governance in order to enhance performance and manage business risk. Peter Read more

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IATA appoints Philip Goh to Regional Vice President Asia-Pacific

Philip Goh

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appointed Philip Goh as its Regional Vice President for Asia-Pacific. Goh succeeds Conrad Clifford, who has been IATA’s Deputy Director General since July 1, 2021. Goh is a 34-year veteran of the airline industry. He has held various senior management roles at Singapore Airlines in Singapore and overseas, at Virgin Atlantic Airways in London, and has extensive experience working throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Most recently, he was Regional Vice President for the South-West Pacific for Singapore Airlines, based in Sydney. Reporting to the IATA Deputy Director General, Goh will lead IATA’s activities across Read more

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ECS Group appoints Adrien Thominet to Executive Chairman

Adrien Thominet

CEO Adrien Thominet has recently been appointed to Executive Chairman of ECS Group, succeeding Bertrand Schmoll. He took over the Executive Chairman role on 01 August 2021. Adrien Thominet has been with ECS Group for more than 25 years, becoming its COO in 2011 and then CEO in 2017. Over the past four years, ECS Group has seen enormous development, both in network and client-base growth, as well as in innovation and technology. The world’s largest integrated GSSA which is driven by its credo to be “more than a GSSA”, has worked to disrupt and reinvent the traditional GSA concept, Read more

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JetBlue names Ursula Hurley Chief Financial Officer

Ursula Hurley

JetBlue has announced the appointment of Ursula Hurley to Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Hurley, a 17-year veteran of the airline, has served as acting CFO since June 2021. As CFO, Hurley will be responsible for JetBlue’s overall financial strategy including accounting, audit, aircraft and engine transactions, cash management, corporate finance, fuel, and tax. She will also oversee the company’s real estate and strategic sourcing units and will continue reporting to Robin Hayes, JetBlue’s chief executive. “Ursula has done an incredible job leading us through the pandemic,” said Hayes. “With a steady hand, she’s raised capital to allow us to Read more

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Boeing names Matt Welch Investor Relations leader


Boeing has named Matt Welch as vice president of Investor Relations. Welch will succeed Maurita Sutedja, who has accepted an opportunity outside of Boeing following more than a decade of leadership within several finance roles at Boeing. Welch’s appointment is effective immediately. Welch will lead Boeing’s interactions with the investment community, providing shareholders and financial analysts timely, accurate and transparent information on the company’s market environment, business, performance, and outlook. Welch is a seasoned leader with more than 20 years of deep financial experience across Boeing’s operations. Currently serving as vice president of Revenue Management at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Welch Read more

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Stratos promotes David Goring-Thomas to Chairman and Lourens Geldenhuys to CFO

David Goring-Thomas and Lourens Geldenhuys ©Stratos Aero

Stratos has announced the promotion of David Goring-Thomas to Chairman and Lourens Geldenhuys to Chief Financial Officer. Goring-Thomas has spent the past year working as a senior advisor for Stratos prior to which he spent over 20 years at DVB Bank, for the most part as Global Head of Aviation. He served as board member of DVB, a publicly listed European bank, from 2016 to 2019 and led the sale and transition of the DVB Aviation business to MUFG. Stratos also announced the promotion of Lourens Geldenhuys to Chief Financial Officer. Geldenhuys has headed up the Corporate Finance function at Read more

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