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Rotorcraft Report: People

By Staff Writer | August 1, 2009

PAS Technologies has promoted Donald Spriggs to serve as the company’s chief technology officer. Spriggs will oversee long-term technology initiatives for PAS. Spriggs, who joined Kansas City, Mo.-based PAS Technologies in 2006, most recently served as vice president of product development.

Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewic, Wash. has been appointed to the Joint Committee on Veterans’ and Military Affairs. Klippert, a Benton County sheriff’s deputy serving his first term representing the 8th legislative district, is a helicopter pilot who recently was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He has served more than 21 years in the U.S. Army National Guard and Reserve.

R Srinivasan has been appointed as Managing Director, Helicopter Complex, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). He will head the Helicopter Composite Manufacturing and Barrackpore divisions, and Helicopter MRO, Rotary Wing Research and Design Centre.


Steve Olson has joined XRI Testing as business unit manager for its facility in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to XRI, Olson was the owner of Olympia Foundry and Fabrication, a casting facility in Monett, Mo. He replaces Bob Henchar, who has joined the XRI Technical Consulting Group.

Waco, Texas-based Blackhawk Modifications has appointed Bobby Patton as distributor program manager. He was formerly director of sales for Raisbeck Engineering, where his duties included its OEM contract with Hawker Beechcraft.

Jimmy Ravenne is the new general manager of Chromalloy’s turbine engine repair and maintenance facility near Paris, France. He comes from Honeywell aftermarket organization Secan, where he served as integrated supply chain and site leader. Ravenne’s other experience includes vice president of engineering and maintenance for Brit Air/Groupe Air France and with SR Technics in Zurich.

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