Lufthansa Technik chief executive (CEO) Wolfgang Mayrhuber is to head sister company Lufthansa German Airlines from 1 January, subject to approval by the German group's supervisory board. Mayrhuber replaces Karl-Friedrich Rausch, who will take charge of infrastructure planning for the Lufthansa Group. Lufthansa denies industry rumours that Rausch is moving due to a disagreement with Group chairman and CEO Jürgen Weber. Meanwhile the supervisory board is also to consider a proposal that Weber continues at the helm of Lufthansa Group for another three years. His contract is due to expire within the next 12 months. Raytheon Systems, the UK subsidiary of Raytheon, has appointed Sir Robert Hayman-Joyce chairman, succeeding Sir Kenneth MacDonald who is retiring. Hayman-Joyce retired from the British Army in 1999 as deputy chief of defence procurement operations at the Ministry of Defence. Ray Edwards has been named senior vice president (VP), production, at Fairchild Dornier, responsible for managing all aircraft and component production. Edwards joins after 19 years with British Aerospace where he held a number of positions including manager of BAe-146 flight test and production, and VP product support in Toulouse, France. John Politi has been elected national president of the Air Force Association (AFA). Politi joined the US Air Force in 1966, and most recently served as commanding officer at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. US cargo carrier Polar Air Cargo has named Kevin Borland director of government affairs. He joins from law firm McDermot, Will & Emery, where he was involved in issues such as commercial aviation and US trade policy. Darren Matthews has been named product manager, business aircraft at Dunlop Aviation Braking Systems. He was previously a commercial accountant with the Dunlop project management team.

Source: Flight International