Helicopter Association International (HAI) has appointed Jim McKenna as director of communications. A former editor-in-chief of Rotor & Wing and recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence award, McKenna replaces Martin Pociask, who became vice president and curator of the Helicopter Foundation International in November. McKenna has an Alexandria, Va.-based communications consulting firm and was previously in communications at Bell Helicopter in Fort Worth, Texas.
Aero Dynamix has hired David Oglesbee as business development manager. Oglesbee was formerly with Sikorsky Global Helicopters where he served as the director of the Light Helicopter Division. He was also formerly chief pilot for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, where he implemented night vision goggle (NVG) usage. He has also worked for Bell and MD Helicopters.
Uniflight has named Shirley Harvey sales and marketing manager. Harvey has worked in the helicopter industry for 27 years.
The board of directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association has appointed Caroline Daniels as vice chairman for 2011. CEO and chairman of Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP), Daniels will continue as chairman of GAMA’s Safety Affairs and Training Committee for 2011.
FlightSafety International has appointed Mark Malkosky as the new assistant director maintenance training, business development and sales. He comes from CAE. Malkosky has also worked for Bombardier and SimuFlite before joining CAE in 1999.
BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) subsidiary Dallas Airmotive has hired Michael Frazier as regional engine manager for various Pratt & Whitney Canada powerplants. He will be responsible for sales in the northeastern U.S., covering Pennsylvania to Maine. An A&P, Frazier comes from Vector Aerospace, where he was most recently service center manager/northeast sales manager.