Arinc has created a new international division to lead the company's operations in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and has named Randy Pizzi as the unit's vice-president.

Pizzi, formerly vice-president and managing director of Arinc's Asia-Pacific division, has been "instrumental in helping the company achieve the aims of its global expansion strategy, and I am very pleased he will now lead our international division", says Arinc chairman and CEO John Belcher.

Based in Bracknell, England, the new division - which will also include Arinc's Airport Technology Centre - will manage most of the firm's global operations, and will focus on developing new products and solutions. "By combining our Airport Technology Centre with our international operations we will foster a fresh approach to exchanging ideas and will create economies of scale," says Arinc.

As part of the reshuffle, Dave Poltorak, formerly vice-president and managing director of Arinc's EMEA operations, has been named vice-president of international operations.

Arinc has also promoted Jim Martin and Andy Hubbard to managing director for the company's Asia-Pacific and EMEA operations, respectively.

Other international division appointments have also been made in legal, business operations, and finance, says Arinc.

Annapolis, Maryland-headquartered Arinc is a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group. It provides communications, engineering and integration solutions for commercial, defence and government customers worldwide.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news