People November 2012

By Staff Writer | November 1, 2012

Rockwell Collins has appointed Kelly Ortberg as president of the company. Rockwell Collins also established the office of the chief executive position, where Ortberg will join Clay Jones, chairman and chief executive. Ortberg has worked for Rockwell Collins since 1987 as was formerly chief operating officer of government systems.

Keystone Med-Flight has named Heidi Ames as chief pilot for the company. Ames was previously the Southeast regional manager and pilot hiring manager for Med-Trans Corp. She has more than 20 years of flight and management experience with commercial air medical operators and the military.

Mike Barbee has joined Proxy Technologies as chairman of the board of directors. He currently is the president of Barbee Executive Management and served as president of Wamnet Government Services. Before working with Wamnet, Barbee was vice president at Lockheed Martin.


BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) has hired Luke Chiang as a regional sales manager. He will oversee the business and general aviation sales of the Asian Pacific region and the government and business services of the southern Asian Pacific sector. Chiang comes to BBA from Jet Aviation Singapore, where he was the director of regional sales.

Susan Sheets Brogan has come on board as the director of special programs at JETNET iQ. Sheets Brogan spent 20 years as the president of the National Aircraft Resale Association, prior to joining JETNET iQ. An advocate for business aviation, Sheets Brogan has served as the president of the International Aviation Club in 1998, president of the Aero Club of Washington in 2008, and secretary of the International Aviation Women’s Association in 2011.

Metro Aviation has added Amy McMullen as a customer configuration coordinator. She will assist clients with aircraft configuration, equipment selection and support during completions. Prior to joining Metro, McMullen worked for Allegiance Health Management where she was vice president of finance and COO for a critical access hospital.

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