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Job – Avionics Design Engineer in Chester
Location: Chester, UK
Job type: Contract
Category: Aerospace Engineering
Job Reference: 150092DOH
Posted on: 14 Sep 2018
About the Role:
Avionics Design Engineer
Location: Chester, UK | Duration: 12 Months | Pay Rate: Negotiable
A vacancy exists within a major defence industrial corporation for an Avionics Design Engineer to undertake a leading role within the Aircraft Systems Design Team of the client’s Airborne ISR business, supporting multiple aircraft projects across all Airborne ISR sites (Broughton, Harlow and Waddington). The work will be within both civil and military environments and the successful candidate will report to the Head of Systems at Harlow.
* Taking ownership of aircraft modification packages throughout the entire design lifecycle;
* Managing the development of modifications to the aircraft by planning and administration of the Modification Design Processes;
* Developing modification proposals with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) for the introduction of new or upgraded aircraft electrical and RF avionics and mission systems capabilities;
* Supporting the Engineering Manager in the preparation of bids and proposals;
* Initial system design and subsequent liaison with the detail design team to develop the final solution in a timely manner;
* Analysis of systems design issues, determination of actions and solutions;
* Liaison with:
* customers to develop customer concepts and documentation of requirements;
* OEM and other suppliers to gather detailed understanding and suitable documentation to facilitate detailed installation/integration design;
* the Production Organisation to solve problems arising in installation;
* test/ production engineers to complete test regime as required; and
* Certification Authorities as required.
* Production of:
* test documentation and other analyses/reports; and
* modification control documentation and subsequent certification of the resulting modification with CAA, EASA, MAA or other certification requirements as appropriate.
* Production and review of modifications to the Aircraft Document Set;
* Presenting information at both internal and external design reviews; and
* Ensuring that all engineering activities undertaken are conducted in accordance with Raytheon UK and site procedures that reflects best practice and is in accordance with Raytheon UK and the relevant governance agencies procedures.
* Proven ability and recent exposure in the design, integration and certification of aircraft avionic and electronic systems at a senior level in either a civil or military environment;
* Wide knowledge of current avionic and military sensors and systems;
* Knowledge of aircraft power generation and distribution systems;
* Understanding and experience of the Systems Engineering life cycle;
* Proven ability working within a multi-discipline aerospace engineering team;
* A logical problem solver who can operate effectively under stretching project constraints;
* Able to manage and work within agreed timescales; and
* Able to use initiative to improve team process and performance.
* Exposure to customer facing environments;
* Proven ability in the support of production organisations from within a design organisation;
* Knowledge of civil and military modification and certification processes;
* Experience in a position of authority (team leader/ deputy) within a design organisation;
* Knowledge of EASA/FAA certification requirements; and
* Knowledge of current military certification requirements.
Additional Security Information
Due to the sensitive nature of the product, all applicants must have worked in the defence industry within the last 12 months or be capable of obtaining a UK MoD Security Clearance (SC level minimum).
20 Sep 18. LDRA, software quality experts in the areas of functional safety, security, and standards compliance, has opened an office in Munich to meet customer demand for a more tightly integrated approach to software quality. The office will support new and existing customers in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland who are building safety- and security-critical applications for aerospace and defence, automotive, industrial controls, medical, and rail transportation. Companies in these industries are facing increased pressure and scrutiny to develop high-assurance software that guarantees safe and secure operation in all environments and under all conditions. Many companies find that loosely integrated point solutions no longer sufficiently address the functional safety and security standards adopted by OEMs and required of their software development organizations. Standards such as AUTOSAR, SAE J3061, ISO 26262, and MISRA for automotive; D0-178C for aerospace; IEC 61508 for industrial; IEC 62304 for medical devices; and EN 50128 for rail transportation demand rigorous compliance and affect all aspects of software development and verification. Complying with these process and development standards using traditional manual methods is time-consuming, costly, and error-prone.
A tightly integrated approach such as that provided by the LDRA tool suite enables customers to more easily and cost-effectively address all compliance requirements of high-assurance software. The LDRA tool suite automates a completely bidirectional, traceable solution that connects the entire workflow from objectives of the process standards, to functional, safety, and security requirements, to static and dynamic software testing. The tool suite as a whole simplifies and reduces the cost of compliance, automates testing and artifact generation, and improves software quality. With the LDRA tool suite customers can incorporate industry- and company-specific coding standards. They also can leverage integrations with modeling tools such as IBM Rhapsody, ANSYS SCADE, Mathworks Simulink, and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and requirements tools such as DOORS, DOORS NextGen, and Polarion.
In addition, LDRA provides scalable solutions that enable customers to start with a single capability such as static analysis, coding standards compliance, unit testing, or coverage analysis, and then build into the full tool suite to address certification requirements at the highest levels of assurance.
“As security and safety concerns become more urgent, companies recognize that the time is ripe for them to step up to ensure their products meet industry standards,” said Ian Hennell, Operations Director, LDRA. “Germany’s vital role in automotive and industrial, as well as opportunities in medical and aerospace and defence across Europe, has created a need for software security and safety tools that streamline software testing throughout the product development lifecycle. Having an office on the ground in Germany helps our customers work seamlessly on a global basis and enables us to respond quickly and directly to companies that need a more cost-effective and complete solution.”
19 Sep 18. F-35 vertical lift technology development facility opens in Bristol, UK. UK Defence Procurement Minister Stuart Andrew has officially opened new ‘LiftWorks’ facility for the development of vertical lift technology for F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft. More than £20m has been invested to transform the former defence manufacturing building into an advanced facility for the development of the F-35 take-off technology. Opened at a Rolls-Royce site in Bristol, UK, the facility builds the ‘LiftSystem’ that provides the fighter aircraft fleet with a new fan propulsion system. The propulsion system will allow the jets to take off over short distances, hover, swivel mid-air and land vertically on board the UK’s Royal Navy aircraft carriers.
Andrew said: “As we build up to the iconic first F-35 take-offs from our brand-new aircraft carrier, it is timely to open this Bristol site, which is making it all possible. The incredibly powerful systems made at this high-tech facility mean our jets will be able to operate from British sovereign territory anywhere across the world’s seas to fight any adversaries which threaten us. The F-35 programme is the biggest in the history of defence, and is supporting a hundred jobs here at LiftWorks, as well as thousands more right across the country.”
The Bristol site is developing the LiftFan technology for UK fighter jets, as well as all F-35B aircraft being built on order worldwide.
Production of the vertical lift technology has been carried out at the facility since 2009. However, the official opening confirms that the site is reaching its peak manufacturing levels. The LiftSystem has been designed and developed by teams of engineers at Rolls-Royce in Bristol and Indianapolis. The site is expected to support more than 100 jobs in the region. (Source: naval-technology.com)
20 Sep 18. US Navy Christened Littoral Combat Ship Kansas City. The Navy christened its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Kansas City (LCS 22), during a 10 a.m. (CDT) ceremony Saturday, Sept. 22, in Mobile, Alabama. At the ceremony, the principal speaker was U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver II from Missouri. Mrs. Tracy Davidson, wife of commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Adm. Philip Davidson, will serve as the ship’s sponsor. In a time-honored Navy tradition, she will christen the ship by breaking a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow.
“The future USS Kansas City is a symbol of the strong connection between the people of Missouri and the Navy and Marine Corps team,” said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer. “The ship is a testament to our commitment to provide maritime dominance and power projection required by the nation, and to our partnership with industry to build the Navy the nation needs.”
The future USS Kansas City is the second U.S. Navy ship to honor Missouri’s largest city. Originally intended to be the first Kansas City, the keel was laid for what was planned to be an Oregon City-class heavy cruiser on July 9, 1945 in the waning days of World War II. With the war’s end in sight, construction was halted about a month later. The first commissioned Navy vessel named Kansas City was a Wichita-class replenishment ship commissioned June 6, 1970. The ship earned a number of unit awards throughout its life including for service in Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm. Kansas City was decommissioned on Oct. 7, 1994.
LCS is a modular, reconfigurable ship, designed to meet validated fleet requirements for surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare and mine countermeasures missions in littoral regions. An interchangeable mission package that provides primary mission systems in one of these warfare areas is embarked on each LCS and provides the primary mission systems in one of these warfare areas. Using an open architecture design, modular weapons, sensor systems and a variety of manned and unmanned vehicles to gain, sustain and exploit littoral maritime supremacy, LCS provides U.S. joint force access to critical areas in multiple theaters. The LCS class consists of two variants, the Freedom variant and the Independence variant, designed and built by two industry teams. The Freedom variant team is led by Lockheed Martin (for the odd-numbered hulls). The Independence variant team is led by Austal USA (for LCS 6 and the subsequent even-numbered hulls).
18 Sep 18. First arctic patrol ship HMCS Harry DeWolf launched in Canada. The Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) lead arctic and offshore patrol ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, has been launched in the Bedford Basin in Halifax. Launched by Irving Shipbuilding’s wholly owned subsidiary Halifax Shipyard, the 103m-long navy ship is the largest RCN vessel built in the country in 50 years. The development of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf helps support Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), and is expected to strengthen the combatant fleet of the Canadian Navy and improve its maritime surveillance capabilities. The 6,615t patrol vessel will currently undergo preparatory works for the upcoming sea trials, slated for next year. Following the sea trials, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf is scheduled to be delivered to the Canadian Navy in mid-2019. Irving Shipbuilding president Kevin McCoy said: “Congratulations to our more than 1,800 shipbuilders on today’s successful launch of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf.
“This is a significant milestone and the first of many more launches that will take place at Halifax Shipyard over the next few decades as we work to revitalise the Royal Canadian Navy’s fleet as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy.”
The second and third AOPS, the future HMCS Margaret Brooke and HMCS Max Bernays, are currently under construction at Halifax Shipyard. Launched by the Government of Canada in 2010, the NSS has been designed to replace the existing fleets of surface vessels deployed for use by the Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard. In January 2015, the government awarded a $2.3bn contract to Irving Shipbuilding for the construction of six AOPS. The patrol vessels are being constructed to carry out armed seaborne surveillance and sovereignty in the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), in addition to the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic coasts. (Source: naval-technology.com)
18 Sep 18. South Korea launches first missile-capable submarine. South Korea has reportedly launched its first missile-capable submarine, Dosan Ahn Chang-ho, at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) Okpo Shipyard on the southern island of Geoje. The £535m diesel-electric air-independent propulsion ship is the first of three planned diesel-electric vessels being developed to enter into service with the navy over the next five years.
Dosan Ahn Chang-ho is equipped with new a strategic weapons system that is capable of firing both cruise and ballistic missiles, reported The Telegraph.
In a statement, the South Korean Navy was quoted by Korea Times as saying: “The Dosan Ahn Chang-ho submarine is the navy’s first mid-class submarine and has been built with a combination of cutting-edge technologies.
“This is a national strategic weapons system capable of responding to all threats, and it will help strengthen the navy’s defence capabilities.”
Weighing 3,000t, the missile-capable submarine is 83.3m-long and 9.6m-wide, and is capable of accommodating a total of 50 submariners.
Fitted with six vertical launching tubes capable of launching submarine-to-ground ballistic missiles, the navy vessel is said to have the ability to operate underwater continuously for 20 days without surfacing.
The submarine is expected to be delivered to the South Korean Navy in December 2020 following the completion of a series of tests, and will be deployed for operations in January 2022, reported Korea Times. (Source: naval-technology.com)
14 Sep 18. US Navy’s Ohio-class submarine USS Rhode Island completes sea trials. The US Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) has successfully concluded its sea trials following its engineered refuelling overhaul (ERO). The overhaul and upgrade was carried out for 33 months at the navy’s Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia. ERO is a complex, major shipyard availability during which a submarine is refuelled and revamped to extend its performance lifecycle by more than 20 years. The at-sea tests, which continued for 15 days, evaluated and assessed every aspect of the vessel’s integrity following the overhaul. The sea trials were performed to recertify the hull at test depth, while testing and certifying the ship’s tactical weapons and propulsion systems.
USS Rhode Island chief of the boat master chief Yeoman David Wright said: “The crew performed admirably and put in a lot of hard work to battle through sea trials without issues. It was a great feeling having the boat out to sea and watching the crew operate underway.”
The US Navy submarine is slated to undergo additional system upgrades and certifications in order to be prepared for a full patrol in approximately one year. SSBN 740 was laid down on 15 September 1988 by General Dynamics’ Electric Boat Division. The 560ft-long submarine was launched and commissioned with the US Navy on 17 July 1993 and 9 July 1994, respectively. With a displacement of approximately 18,750t, the vessel can cruise at a submerged speed of more than 20k, while it can carry 24 missile tubes and four Torpedo tubes. (Source: naval-technology.com)
18 Sep 18. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announced today that final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter Weapons System and Operational Flight Trainers is underway, supporting the smooth entry of the aircraft into the U.S. Air Force fleet in 2020. Completion of the HH-60W training systems at subcontractor FlightSafety International’s facility in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, is expected in the first quarter of 2019. The Weapons System Trainer will be based at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, home of the formal HH-60W training unit. The Operational Flight Trainer will be at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, site of the first operational unit. The HH-60W flight trainers will conform to the highest Federal Aviation Administration standards and include the capability to link with other simulators on the Combat Air Forces Distributed Mission Operations (CAF DMO) network. The flight simulators will train the full aircrew, allowing pilots and special mission aviators to train together in the same device while experiencing more complex and realistic training scenarios.
“I am excited to get these trainers in the hands of the U.S. Air Force Rescue Warriors,” said Tim Healy, Director, Air Force Programs, Sikorsky. “The combat rescue mission is uniquely challenging in that it requires much of the mission planning to occur while in flight rather than prior to flight. This is due to the time-critical nature of the mission and the reality that the threat, location and condition of isolated personnel to be rescued are not fully known prior to takeoff. This requires that the aircrew become highly skilled at using the enormous networking and information capabilities that reside within the HH-60W, and that takes training and practice. These Weapons Systems and Operational Flight trainers will allow that training at the highest fidelity and realism ever seen.”
Sikorsky’s current contract with the U.S. Air Force for the Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase of the program includes delivery of nine HH-60W helicopters as well as six aircrew and maintenance training devices, and instructional courseware designed specifically for the HH-60W aircraft. The Program of Record calls for 112 helicopters to replace the Air Force’s aging H-60G Pave Hawk fleet, which performs critical combat search and rescue and personnel recovery operations for all U.S. military services.
17 Sep 18. Kenya Air Force inducts Fennec helicopters. The Kenya Air Force (KAF) commissioned nine Airbus H125M Fennec light helicopters donated by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 14 September. Four Fennecs were previously photographed at Nairobi’s international airport, but it was unclear how many had been received. Speaking during the ceremony at Laikipia Air Base, Secretary of Defence Raychelle Omano said the helicopters could be used to support combat operations, perform combat search-and-rescue and medical evacuations, and escort heavy lift helicopters. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
17 Sep 18. Wilson expects 24% growth in squadrons by 2025-30. Key Points:
- The USAF plans to add 74 new squadrons by 2025-30
- An expert believes this would grow the budget by USD13bn yearly in 2018 dollars
The US Air Force (USAF) will add 74 new squadrons by 2025-30 to its current amount of 312 as part of its squadron revitalisation effort, USAF Secretary Heather Wilson told an audience on 17 September at the annual Air Force Association (AFA) conference in National Harbor, Maryland. Seventy-four new squadrons would be a 24% increase. C4ISR squadrons would get the biggest boost of 22 new squadrons, according to briefing slides shown during Wilson’s presentation. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
13 Sep 18. Saudi Arabia receives first of 10 MH-60R maritime helos. The first Lockheed Martin MH-60R multirole maritime helicopter for Saudi Arabia was handed over at a ceremony on 13 September.
The event, which was attended by senior officials from industry, the US military, and the Royal Saudi Navy (RSN), including the service’s commander Lieutenant General Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Ghafili, marked a major milestone in the procurement of 10 MH-60Rs that was launched in 2013 and signed in 2015. Saudi Arabia is acquiring the MH-60R to satisfy a requirement for the navy’s Eastern Fleet, with the new helicopters joining the RSN’s existing rotary-winged fleet that comprises six Airbus Helicopters AS365 Dauphins, 12 Airbus Helicopters AS 532SC Cougars, and 15 Airbus Helicopters AS565SA Panthers. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
PLANT CLOSURES, JOB LOSSES AND STRIKES
18 Sep 18. The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency was removed from his post on Tuesday, in an attempt by Angela Merkel to draw a line under the latest damaging row inside her coalition government. Hans-Georg Maassen, the president of the office for the protection of the constitution, has been at the centre of a growing political storm that was sparked by his comments about a recent far-right demonstration in Chemnitz, eastern Germany. His remarks were widely seen as a thinly-veiled attack on Ms Merkel herself, but also drew criticism for appearing to play down the threat posed by rightwing extremism. In Berlin, the controversy reopened the political rift that runs through the chancellor’s unwieldy three-way coalition. Senior leaders of the centre-left Social Democratic party (SPD) called for Mr Maassen’s resignation immediately, while Horst Seehofer, the interior minister and leader of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) initially voiced strong support for the spy chief. Ms Merkel, whose Christian Democratic Union is the sister party of the CSU, has clashed repeatedly with Mr Seehofer, most recently over migration and refugee policy. Mr Maassen’s fate was decided in a meeting between Ms Merkel, Mr Seehofer and Andrea Nahles, the SPD leader, in the chancellery on Tuesday. The three party chiefs agreed a face-saving compromise that will see the former agency chief assume the position of secretary of state in the interior ministry, a more senior but less high-profile job than the one he held until now. A government statement issued after the meeting said Mr Maassen would not be charged with overseeing the BfV as part of his new role. (Source: FT.com)
MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT
18 Sep 18. USMC MG George W. Smith Jr. for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and assignment as senior military assistant to the secretary of defense. Smith is currently serving as special assistant to the director, Joint Staff, Washington, District of Columbia.
17 Sep 18. Navy Command Master Chief Charles A. Collins, currently assigned as command master chief for the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia, has been selected to replace Army Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Luciano as the senior enlisted advisor for the Defense Health Agency, Falls Church, Virginia.
REST OF THE WORLD APPOINTMENTS
20 Sep 18. The command of Task Group Afghanistan has changed, with Brigadier Peter Connor handing over to Brigadier Jane Spalding as Australia’s mission takes on more responsibilities to assist the Afghan military. Australia has no combat role in Afghanistan, but 300 members of the Australian Defence Force and defence civilians remain in what’s called Operation Highroad. BRIG Connor said the highlight of his 10-month deployment had been working with a team of committed Australians, driving hard to support the Afghan people and each other on this multinational NATO-led mission to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces and institutions. (Source: Defence Connect)
14 Sep 18. During the Danish Royal visit to Finland, 13-14 September 2018, the Finnish company T&G Nordic and Danish defense group Terma signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
“With the signing of the MoU, we agree with T&G Nordic to explore areas of mutual interest”, explains Jørn Henrik Levy Rasmussen, Senior Vice President, Market Development, Terma. “Specifically, this entails a partnership where T&G Nordic supports Terma in the design, development, and production of a new test cartridge for Terma’s C-Guard Decoy Launching System, our renowned and globally sold naval self-protection solution to counter multiple missile and torpedo attacks,” Rasmussen says.
In return, T&G Nordic will become a part of Terma’s supply chain and have access to new export markets. The partnership is a result of Terma’s present and future dedication to Finland, where an increased focus on Finnish suppliers has revealed the potential of working together in several areas.
“We feel very proud to be chosen as Terma’s partner to develop and produce a new Test Cartridge for Terma’s C-Guard Decoy Launching System. Our project team is very skilled in wide areas of electronics, mechanics, and automation, both in terms of design and production. We believe that it has been one of the key points in the pre-discussions and proposals to make this new product. We are looking forward for a long-term cooperation as well as new business opportunities in the future with Terma,” says Kari Pekkala, CEO, T&G Nordic Oy.
T&G Nordic’s capabilities in R&D and manufacturing and Terma’s experience in the international defense and security market will combined create new business opportunities in the future.
The new test cartridge will enhance the functionality of the system by providing a solution, which enables system simulation scenarios, better control and usability for the operator combined with advanced setup parameters for the system.
C-Guard Self-Protection Solution for Naval Platforms
Terma’s C-Guard Decoy Launching System provides 360° coverage and will effectively counter advanced threats like small range gate Radio Frequency (RF) missiles, imaging Infra-Red (IR) seekers missiles, and advanced next generation torpedoes. Defense against multiple missiles and torpedoes requires fast response and utilization of advanced tactics supporting the latest in decoy technologies.
With more than 150 systems in operation worldwide, Terma’s C-Guard is a well proven and a cost-effective solution offering unmatched operational availability. C-Guard relies on combat proven 130 mm NATO decoys and a proven mechanical launcher design without moving parts. It requires limited maintenance, thus guaranteeing high operational availability and low total cost of ownership.
18 Sep 18. Meggitt names Louisa Burdett as its next CFO. Doug Webb will retire as CFO and executive director on December 31. Burdett previously served as group finance director at polymers maker Victrex. Aerospace and defence engineer Meggitt plc (LON:MGGT) named Louisa Burdett as its new chief financial officer, a role she will take over on a full-time basis next year as the company’s current CFO Doug Webb retires. Burdett will succeed Webb as CFO-designate on 22 October. She will become CFO on 1 January 2019, and, at that time, will join the board as an executive director. Burdett served as group finance director at polymer maker Victrex PLC (LON:VCT) from January 2014 until April of this year. Before that, she held CFO positions at Optos PLC and the Financial Times Group. Webb will retire as CFO and executive director on 31 December. Burdett will work with Webb through the end of this year to ensure a smooth transition, said Meggitt. (Source: proactiveinvestors.co.uk)
17 Sep 18. The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that Phil Musser, senior vice president of Communications, will depart the company in early November due to personal and family considerations. Anne Toulouse, current Boeing vice president of Global Brand Management, will replace Musser on an interim basis until a permanent successor is named. Musser joined the company in September 2017 and over the past year has positioned Boeing Communications for continued growth and success. Toulouse joined Boeing in 1989 as media relations manager in Huntington Beach, Calif., at what was then McDonnell Douglas. In 1996, she served as director of Communications at the same location, leading media relations, advertising, employee communications, community relations and marketing communications efforts. From 1999 through 2005, she served as vice president, Corporate Identity and Advertising, followed by the roles of vice president, Business Operations, from 2005 through 2008, and vice president of Employee Communications, from 2008 through 2014 when she assumed her current job.
17 Sep 18. L3 Technologies continues its executive leadership and structural shuffle with the announcement Monday that Sean Stackley will lead the Communications and Networked Systems segment. The former assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy for research, development and acquisition joined L3 in January as corporate vice president, leading the company’s strategic advanced capabilities and technologies. This latest move to the segment’s president makes Stackley a corporate officer and member of the executive leadership team. (Source: Defense News)
18 Sep 18. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has named Scott A. Lupkas vice president, Pension Investments. Lupkas will oversee Raytheon’s pension and retirement funds including the company’s investment strategies and assets for U.S. employee benefit plans. Lupkas will report to Kevin DaSilva, vice president, treasurer. Lupkas joins Raytheon from the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he was the senior managing director of Diversifying Strategies. While there he managed investment strategy for hedge funds, liquid alternatives and private credit asset classes. His previous roles include senior leadership posts at Verdis Investment Management and the Brown University Investment Office. Lupkas earned his MBA from the Yale School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in economics and international business from New York University.
18 Sep 18. Rigby appoints Gary Duffey as its new US sales representative. John Rigby & Co. has responded to growing demand for its fine guns and accessories in the American market by appointing a full-time US sales representative. The position has been filled by experienced 61-year old Gary Duffey, an avid game hunter based in Texas. He will support Rigby’s US dealer network and customers by becoming the direct point of contact for the London gunmaker’s full range of rifles and other products. As well as assisting dealers of Rigby’s Highland Stalker, Big Game and Rising Bite rifles over sales, orders and upgrades, he will also be the Rigby consultant who handles customer configurations for bespoke orders of the London Best rifle. Serving as a liaison to Rigby’s staff in London will be another key aspect of his responsibility.
REST OF THE WORLD APPOINTMENTS
17 Sep 18. Boeing Defence Australia has appointed Claire Kluge to lead the company’s defence presence in Australia’s largest regional economy. In this position, Kluge will oversee Boeing Defence Australia’s operations in the Hunter region associated with community engagement, local industry collaboration, education partnerships and employee planning. She will continue as Boeing’s program manager for the F/A-18 Classic Hornet program. Kluge started out as an electronics engineer in the RAAF before joining Boeing in 2002. (Source: Defence Connect)
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