Thales has appointed François Gayet senior vice president, France defence. He was previously chairman of Thales North America and chairman and chief executive (CEO) of Thales Inc. Gayet is succeeded in North America by Dr Lawrence Cavaiola, the ex-president of Northrop Grumman Litton Ship Systems Full Service Center. Northrup Grumman has named Robert Iorizzo as president of the company's Electronic Sensors and Systems Sector. Iorizzo, succeeding James Roche, is to head a sector that has expanded as a result of NG's acquisition of Litton Industries. BAE Systems has named Harris Belman as vice president for business develop-ment- systems integration at its Information & Electronic Systems Integration sector. Belman joins from IBM Services. The Australian Government has appointed Ted Anson to be chairman of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. Meanwhile, Mick Toller has been confirmed for another three-year term as aviation safety director. Robert Strain is to become the new executive vice president and general manager of Orbital's Space Systems Group. John Phillippe has been named as senior vice president and chief financial officer for AvGroup. Jan Forsberg is to take over from Jan Pettersson as managing director of SAS' navigation data and charting unit SAS Flight Support. Arianespace has named Edouard Perez as senior vice president of engineering, while David Quancard is to become vice president of product division. Dr Wolfgang Weiss joins Fairchild Dornier as chief financial officer, based in Munich. Weiss replaces Rudi Lenz who has become president of Texas-based Fairchild Aircraft Services. Jeff Garwood, former CEO of Commerx has been named president of Garrett Aviation. Virgin Atlantic has named John Ryan as general manager commercial. Oneworld alliance member Finnair has appointed captain Tommi Aaltonen as managing director of its new Estonian operation, Aero Airlines.

Source: Flight International