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By Staff Writer | June 1, 2008
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Rolls-Royce appointed Ken Roberts as president, helicopter engines. Roberts, based in Indianapolis, will be responsible for the global leadership of the company’s helicopter engine business.

John C. Sorensen was appointed vice president and treasurer at Kaman Corp, reporting to Executive Vice President and CFO Robert M. Garneau. Sorensen’s responsibilities will include oversight of the treasury department, banking relationships, capital market transactions and investment administration of pension assets.

The board of directors of EADS appointed Pierre de Bausset, as corporate secretary. In his new function, de Bausset reports to EADS CEO Louis Gallois. Prior to this position, de Bausset was head of investor relations of EADS. He began his career in 1985 with Banque Indosuez in Beijing. De Bausset holds an MBA degree from INSEAD and a master’s degree in Chinese.


Vector Aerospace Corp has appointed Declan O’Shea to the position of president and CEO. O’Shea has had a distinguished 30-year career in the aerospace industry, and in the maintenance, repair and overhaul sector specifically. He comes to Vector from SR Technics, most recently as executive vice president sales, marketing and business integration, heading SR Technics’ sales activities around the globe.

Precision Aviation Group appointed Renee Skinner, CPA, vice president of accounting and finance and CFO of its operating subsidiaries. Skinner has more than 20 years of financial experience in the aviation industry. Prior to joining Precision Aviation, she was the vice president and controller for World Airways in Peachtree City. Ga.

The Rolls-Royce Authorized Maintenance Center Council has elected 30-year industry veteran Tom Roche, vice president of helicopter programs for Standard Aero, as chairman of the council for a two-year term.

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