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By Staff Writer | January 1, 2012
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Finmeccanica’s Board of Directors has named former AgustaWestland CEO Giuseppe Orsi (left) as chairman and CEO. He replaces Pier Francesco Guarguaglini, who has served as chairman and CEO for the company since 2002. COO Alessandro Pansa was also elected as a board member for Finmeccanica.

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) has appointed EADS North America CEO Sean O’Keefe as its chairman. The association currently has more than 90,000 members within the defense and national security sectors. O’Keefe has been chief executive of EADS North America since 2009.

Broussard, La.-based Rotorcraft Leasing Company (RLC) has selected Joan McCarthy (right) as its new chief financial officer. Prior to joining RLC, McCarthy oversaw financial operations for Moreno Group and Offshore Logistics.


RLC also added Travis Latiolais (left) as vice president of business development. Latiolais spent 11 years with Bristow Group before joining RLC.

Universal Avionics has promoted Michelle James to director of marketing and communications, a newly created position. James joined the company in 2000 and was most recently the relationship marketing manager for Universal Avionics’ marketing department.

William Jolly is the new president and CEO of Huntsville, Ala.-based WestWind Technologies. Jolly has more than 25 years of experience and has worked with Tyonek Manufacturing Group subsidiaries, ITT Systems and Pratt & Whitney.

FlightSafety International has promoted Danny Robayo to assistant manager of its learning center in Teterboro, N.J. Robayo has been with FlightSafety since 1991 and was most recently the director of training for the center.

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