Rotor & Wing International

People Spotlight

We feature the latest movements within the rotorcraft industry.

Marenco Swisshelicopters has appointed Andreas Loewenstein as CEO, replacing founder Martin Stucki, who is retiring. Loewenstein previously was EVP of strategy partnership and innovation at DCNS. He also had been an executive at Aerospatiale, EADS and Eurocopter.

Andreas Loewenstein

Milestone Aviation President Daniel Rosenthal has been named to the additional post of CEO. In 2009, Rosenthal co-founded the company, previously spending four years in leadership roles at NetJets.

Daniel Rosenthal

George Rudman has joined Groen Aeronautics Corp.’s management team as director of business development. He holds more than 21 years of experience in international finance and business development.

Avion Group has appointed Bart Slager as CEO. He is to focus on integrating the group’s companies in the Netherlands and Turkey. Slager spent 13 years at PrivatAir Group in positions including CFO, chief commercial officer and board member. He also was managing director and accountable manager of Germany’s PrivatAir GmbH.

Bart Slager (left)

Rick Andrew has joined Sloane Helicopters as Robinson sales manager. Andrew has lived in the U.K. for five years and is originally from New Zealand.

Rick Andrew

Jim McGowan has joined Helinet Aviation as president. Previously, he served as VP in the surveillance segment at FLIR Systems. Before that, he held management positions in government and commercial segments there. Before FLIR, he developed and managed the fleet and special mission aircraft at Pilatus Business Aircraft. He earned a bachelor’s degree in aviation from San Jose State University and is a certificated FAA A&P mechanic.

Jim McGowan

Asian Sky Group has appointed Neil Marshall as VP of Southeast Asia. Marshall will develop the company’s fixed- and rotary-wing presence in the region. Previously, Marshall was director of business development of Asia Pacific at Lobo Leasing. He also worked at AgustaWestland (now Leonardo) as regional manager and head of oil and gas sales for Asia Pacific and at Bristow Helicopters as Southeast Asia regional director.

TAI-Global’s Scott Quaife has been promoted to general manager of one of its companies, Bainbridge Aerospace. Quaife joined TAI in 2014 to support the sales initiative for Bainbridge and other member companies. He also is a nine-year U.S. Army veteran, having been trained as a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk mechanic.

Scott Quaife

Jason Kanyuh has joined Spirit Aeronautics as project manager. Kanyuh has 17 years of experience in progressive aircraft maintenance, beginning at the Michigan Institute of Aeronautics. He has worked at various companies, including Raytheon Aircraft Services.

Jason Kanyuh

R&WI contributor Keith Cianfrani has been awarded a new safety certification by the International Society of Safety Professionals. The Certified Registered Safety Professional designation was introduced in July 2016. The international society was founded to provide a forum for safety professionals, raise standards for safety and enhance credibility, among other safety-related goals.

Keith Cianfrani

Dr. Peggy Chabrian and Randall Greene are among the 2016 Wesley L. McDonald Distinguished Statesman of Aviation Award recipients granted by the National Aeronautic Assn. The award was established in 1954 to recognize those who have made significant contributions to aeronautics over an extended period of time. Chabrian founded Women in Aviation International in 1994. Greene has an extensive resume dating back to 1972, when he was an engineering test pilot and advanced systems manager at Safe Flight Instrument Corp., which his father, Leonard Greene, founded.

Randall Greene
Peggy Chabrian