October 2012 News in Brief

Business Buzz Hactl Honored: Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl), was voted “Ground Handler of the Year” by air cargo industry publication, Payload Asia. Companies were voted for online by magazine readers on the basis of operational...


JBT Wins $14 Million Orders: JBT Corporation announced that its JBT AeroTech business has been awarded an order in excess of $4 million to supply passenger boarding bridges to the Gran Canaria Airport, the largest airport of the Canary Islands. JBT also announced orders in excess of $10 million by a large air freight carrier for the supply of new aircraft cargo loaders, deicing vehicles and pushbacks, as well as for the refurbishment and upgrade of existing cargo loaders.

ITW’s Converters To Marines: ITW Military GSE, a division of Hobart Ground Systems, has been selected to provide its Dual Output Facility Converters for the construction of a new aircraft hangar at Iwakuni Marine Corp Air Station in Iwakuni, Japan. The converters can supply power to legacy aircraft with 400Hz AC electrical system and newer aircraft with 270V DC. The contract, worth $2.9 million, calls for delivery by January.

People in the News

Paul Sundby was promoted to vice president of sales and marketing for Garsite. Sundby has been in the aviation industry for more than 15 years and with Garsite for more than five years as senior sales manager of above ground storage tanks.

Trine Berntsen will join Aviator Norge as managing director, taking responsibility for all business and operations. Previously, Berntsen worked at the Compass Group where she occupied a number of senior roles including Nordic development director and operations director, Norway. She also has 15 years of experience in service provision at a number of Norwegian airports.

Jay B. Shelat was appointed senior vice president of cargo terminal service in North America by WFS North America. Previously, Shelat was vice president of cargo for Jet Airways in Mumbai, India, where he helped lead the expansion of the airline’s network in India and internationally, significantly increasing its cargo revenues.

Vincent R. Davis was promoted to director, U.S. sales and service by Malabar International. Davis was promoted from his prior positions as senior inspector and field and technical support representative at Malabar’s headquarters in Simi Valley. He has been with Malabar eight years.

David D. Cawthon was promoted to general manager of HBD/Thermoid, Inc.’s Chanute, KS, manufacturing plant. Cawthon has been an employee at the plant for 38 years. Most recently, Cawthon was responsible for and managed the company’s compliance with AS 9100C, other quality management systems, customer audits and recertification audits. He is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt with formal training in quality control, process improvement, root cause analysis and maintenance.

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