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By Staff Writer | February 1, 2012

The EADS board of directors has elected Sean O’Keefe as chair- man of the board. The EADS North America CEO will replace the retiring Ralph Crosby. O’Keefe served as vice president of the technology infrastructure sector of General Electric before being appointed CEO of EADS in 2009.

Fargo, N.D.-based Spectrum Aeromed has hired Michael Gallagher as vice president and project manager. He will oversee design, product development, sales and system analysis of air medical equipment. Gallagher comes to Spectrum from Curtis Construction Company, where he was the owner.

Phil Sprio has been named president and CEO of Man Lift Manufacturing in Cudahy, Wis. Spiro replaces Jeff Bailey, who founded the company in 2000 and will remain as a director.



The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand has appointed Graeme Harris chief executive and director. Harris will succeed Steve Douglas following his resignation, which will take effect in April. Harris has worked with the CAA in a variety of roles since 2004.

Dr. Nidal Sammur has been promoted to director of engineering for FlightSafety International’s simulation facility in Broken Arrow, Okla. Sammur was most recently staff scientist for the company before being promoted to replace the retiring Ron Jantzen. Nidal has worked with FlightSafety since 1992.

Greg Setter has joined Mesa, Ariz.,-based BDN Aerospace Marketing as account director. Setter, who has more than 25 years of aviation experience, will oversee strategic planning and account services for BDN. Setter was previously with Honeywell Aerospace as its marketing communications strategy manager for commercial aviation, and held similar roles at GE Aviation and Rockwell Collins.

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