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People December 2010

By Staff Writer | December 1, 2010


Fort Worth, Texas-based Rotorcraft Services Group (RSG) has promoted Gary Potochnik, DAR, to vice president of quality and certification. A certified holder of DAR maintenance and manufacturing ratings, Potochnik previously managed one of RSG’s subsidiaries. The company has also hired Arturo Saldana as vice president of sales. Saldana will serve the role for all the group’s divisions, including RSG Aviation, RSG Products and RSG AeroDesign.

PremiAir group operations director Christopher Forrest is the recipient of the British Helicopter Association’s Eric Brown award, which recognizes contributions to the UK’s helicopter industry. Forrest manages PremiAir’s rotorcraft and fixed-wing certificates, its type rating training organization and the London Heliport facility.

Phoenix-based Honeywell Aerospace has promoted Mike Madsen to president of its Defense & Space business unit. A 20-year employee of Honeywell, Madsen previously served as vice president of the company’s Airlines Customer Business group within the Air Transport & Regional (AT&R) unit.

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Dr. Kevin Hutton, founder of San Diego-based Golden Hour Data Systems, has been elected to a fifth one-year term as president of MedEvac Foundation International. Other new board members include Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society’s Linda Powell as vice president, treasurer Johnny Delgado of AtlantiCare EMS and secretary Russell MacDonald from Ornge.

Bell Helicopter has selected four teams as winners of its 2010 Lawrence D. Bell Pioneer award. A total of 14 employees took first in four categories—productivity, service, innovation and growth. For productivity, the winners are Anthony Bergerson, Daniel Burns, John Rogus, Paul Russell and Robert Chris. Eric Nottorf, Denver Whitworth and Vance Cribb took top honors for service, and Royce Moore, Richard Pae, Monte Smith and Stephen Stalnaker for innovation. The award for growth went to William Fulton and Jonathan Silvester.

EMS provider Med-Trans Corp. has appointed Rob Hamilton vice president of business development. He will be based at the company’s headquarters in Lewisville, Texas. Hamilton previously worked for Air Methods.

Show Low, Ariz.-based Aero Products Components Services has hired Rick Lewis as an outside sales consultant. A Six Sigma certified Green Belt, Lewis comes from Aeronautical Accessories, where he was vice president. He has also worked for AAI sister company Edwards & Associates.

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