*          Finmeccanica chairman and chief executive Pier Francesco Guarguaglini has been elected president of the Aerospace and Defence Industries of Europe (ASD) for 2004-5, succeeding Mike Turner, chief executive of BAE Systems. Rainer Hertrich, chief executive of EADS, was nominated as ASD president elect 2005-6.

*          Michel Freuchet has been appointed head of EADS Sogerma Services, replacing Yves Richard on his retirement.

*          Northrop Grumman has named Linda Leukhardt as chief financial officer and vice-president of business management for its electronic systems sector. Frank Flores will become vice-president, engineering, logistics and technology for its air combat systems business area. Flores was director of the F-35 communications, navigation and identification programme for the sector's radio systems organisation. Lisa Kohl has been made vice-president of operations for the integrated systems sector.

Source: Flight International