■ Bombardier Aerospace has named Pierre Gabriel Côté president, Bombardier Business Aircraft.

■ Former US transportation secretary Norman Mineta is to be vice-chairman at public relations firm Hill & Knowlton.

■ Ex-Airbus chief executive Jean Pierson has become chairman of Relaer Asia, a new aviation consultancy based in Singapore.

■ Gulf Air chief executive James Hogan is to step down later this year.

■ Northrop Grumman has named Ken Beedle corporate director of international communications.

■ Thai Airways International has appointed a new president - Apinan Sumanaseni - and made other management changes.

■ Todd Kallman is taking on the role of president, commercial engines at Pratt & Whitney.

■ Sabena Technics has appointed Yves Mélisse as executive vice-president sales and marketing.

■ Qualitair has made Fraser Currie chief executive.

■ Excel Airways' chief operating officer Steven Tomlinson and chief financial officer Paul Roberts have resigned.

■ Dallas Airmotive has named Nandu Madireddi as senior vice-president of business operations.

Source: Flight International