EADS Military Aircraft has appointed Pablo de Bergia as vice-president in charge of its new integrated marketing and sales team. Rolf Wirtz has been named as vice-president engineering. Joel Schindall will take over as chief technical officer at satellite and communications specialist Loral. Schindall was previously chief engineer and senior vice-president of engineering and development at Globalstar. Gen Charles Horner, formerly commander allied air forces during the Gulf War, has joined start-up jet taxi company Nimbus Group as vice-chairman. Nimbus plans to create a fleet of 1,000 Eclipse 500 aircraft, operating taxi services across the US. Vought Aircraft Industries has promoted Tom Risley, previously chief operating officer, to president and chief executive, replacing Gordon Williams. Williams becomes Vought chairman, replacing Allan Holt of the investment firm Carlyle Group, which owns Vought. Risley became chief operating officer when Carlyle Group took over. Phil Kent has been appointed vice-president engineering of Hydro-Aire, a division of aircraft systems and components group Crane Aerospace. Hydro-Aire specialises in anti-skid and brake control systems. Kent was formerly a manager at Northrop Grumman Navigation Systems in California. Turbomeca has appointed Charles Claveau to head its new Helicopter Engines Programmes division. The division comprises Turbomeca's six helicopter engine lines. Christian Hamel has been nominated director aero engines commercial strategy. Michael Piscatella will succeed Graydon "Bud" Wetzler, who is retiring, as Goodrich's group president aerostructures and aviation technical services. Piscatella is currently group president electronic systems, and Jack Carmola, group president engine and safety systems, will take on Piscatella's responsibilities in addition to his own. Manfred Brennwald is to become head of flight operations at Crossair.

Source: Flight International