Bruno Rambaud has joined Rockwell Collins as VP and managing dir for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He is responsible for developing the company’s business and overseeing all Rockwell Collins’ operations in the region.

David Wilson, a senior executive with more than 30 years of experience with major companies, is Piper’s new CFO, effective immediately.

Dennis Olcott, formerly senior dir of Piper Engineering, is the company’s new VP of engineering. Olcott joined Piper in 2007 and has since held a number of positions, including lead development responsibility for the PiperJet.

Piper CEO Kevin Gould will assume the company presidency effective Dec 1, 2009. Gould will add the president’s responsibilities to his current position as CEO on existing President John Becker’s resignation, also effective Dec 1.

Bill Gehman is now customer service assistant mgr with Duncan Aviation. Gehman will provide leadership, support and coaching to Duncan’s customer service and FBO services departments at BTL (Battle Creek MI).

Gulfstream recently added 2 representatives to its field service organization. Mohammed Alghanim will assist Gulfstream customers in the Middle East, while David Perez will support customers in southern Europe and northern Africa.

Steven Smidler has been appointed to the newly created position of senior VP and COO of Kaman Industrial Technologies.


Jan 27–29: NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, San Antonio TX. NBAA, 202-783-9000 or visit www.

Feb 2–7: Singapore Airshow 2010, Changi Exhibition Centre, Changi North. Singapore Airshow & Events, 656-542-8660 or visit

Feb 22–24: Heli-Expo 2010, Houston TX. HAI, 703-683-4646 or visit www.

Feb 25–27: 21st Annual WAI (Women in Aviation Intl) Conference. Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando FL. Contact WAI or visit

Mar 29–Apr 1: 37th Annual Intl Operators Conference, New Orleans LA. NBAA, 202-783-9000 or visit www.

Apr 7–10: AEA (Aircraft Electronics Association) 52nd Annual Convention & Trade Show, Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando FL. AEA, 816-373-6565 or visit

May 4–6: 10th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE), Geneva, Switzerland. NBAA, 202-783-9000 or visit


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