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Duncan Aviation announces Arjen Groeneveld as the company’s Regional Manager for Europe. In this position, Groeneveld, who lives in the Netherlands, will travel the region to interface with aircraft operators, management organizations and other service providers with the goal of maintaining and building relationships within the region.  

Groeneveld has 22 years of experience and a thorough understanding of aircraft maintenance derived from positions in the aerospace research, commercial airline and aircraft leasing industries.

Indianapolis-based Comlux Aviation Services LLC, the jet maintenance center of Comlux, The Aviation Group, announces the appointment of Katie Lawson as the regional sales manager for the Eastern Seaboard territory.

Lawson, who has worked more than  30 years in aviation, holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with more than 6,000 flying hours, flight attendant certification and a degree in business from Tallahassee Community College. Lawson’s experience prior to joining Comlux Aviation Services includes maintenance sales manager for PrivateSky Aviation, regional maintenance marketing manager for FlightSafety International, regional sales manager for Gulfstream Aerospace and service sales marketing manager for Duncan Aviation.

Greenwich AeroGroup Inc. announces the appointment of Mike Slattery to the company’s Interior Product Management Team.

Since 2008 Slattery has been leading Western Aircraft’s interiors and completion efforts. In his new role with Greenwich AeroGroup, Slattery will serve as a customer consultant regarding interiors for both Western Aircraft and its sister company Atlantic Aero. 

Slattery has served in senior management roles with companies such as Bombardier Aerospace, DeCrane Aircraft, KC Aviation and Savannah Air Center.

Slattery begins his new duties on May 1, 2011, and will relocate from Boise, Idaho, to San Antonio, Texas.

Greenwich AeroGroup also announces the appointment of Phil Winters as vice president of Aircraft Sales and Charter Management.

In addition to his current responsibilities at Western Aircraft, Winters will now also oversee all aircraft sales at Atlantic Aero in Greensboro, N.C. 

Winters joined Western Aircraft in 1997 as a sales representative. He was promoted to vice president of Aircraft Sales and Charter in 2004. He is a certified flight instructor and possesses an ATP-rated pilot license and an Airframe & Powerplant license.   Winters will remain based in Boise.

FlightSafety International announces that Timothy Decoursey has been promoted to assistant manager of its Learning Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Decoursey joined FlightSafety at the Columbus Center in 2002 as a Cessna Citation Ultra instructor. His positions held since then have included assistant program manager for the Citation X and program manager for the Citation Ultra. Decoursey replaces Fabio Miguez who was recently promoted to manager of FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Toledo, Ohio.

Decoursey was with American Airlines prior to joining FlightSafety International. He served as a flight engineer on the Boeing 727 and as first officer on the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 and DC-10 aircraft.

Decoursey earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Illinois and a Master of Business Administration from Northern Illinois University. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate and Type Ratings in the Cessna Citation CE-500 and CE-750 aircraft. He also holds a Flight Engineer Turbojet certificate and is a licensed Powerplant mechanic.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announces the promotion of David Nield to director of Final Phase Operations.

In his new role, Nield oversees all the Final Phase back-shop operations in Savannah, GA, including the fabricating of the seats, cabinetry and upholstery for the Gulfstream G450, G550 and G650 aircraft.

Nield joined Gulfstream in 2007 as a production design team lead working in Advanced Manufacturing Programs and Technology. Prior to that, he spent 13 years with Raytheon Aircraft Company, now Hawker Beechcraft Corp. Nield joined Raytheon from Airbus in 1994 as a finance manager and went on to become manager and then director of Hawker final assembly operations. He began his aerospace career in 1975 with Hawker Siddeley/British Aerospace as an aeronautical engineering apprentice.

Nield earned his certificate in aeronautical engineering from Kelsterton College in the United Kingdom. He is a Six Sigma Green Belt. 

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