Jobs of the week!
10 Feb 23. Flarebright Recruitment.
Over the first 4 months of this financial year we’ve brought in more than the entire previous financial year, showing that this year is very likely to be a very positive year and to reflect this we are expanding, with a range of new positions plus potentially satellite offices in London and Oxford.
We currently have two full time job roles going:
- Software Engineering Manager- You will be responsible for a wide variety of software engineering, including machine learning, digital twins and embedded software in the complete operation of autonomous drones, from logistics, drone setup and testing, mission configuration, launch, asset monitoring, capture, data download, analysis, and data sharing.
- Office Manager/ Finance Administrator – We’re looking for a full-time Office Manager / Finance Admin to work closely with the CEO, Finance Team and Operations Team in order to balance existing and future work and constantly improve company efficiency, particularly during growth. We need assistance in running the operation smoothly and ensuring that the Directors and team are properly supported.
We hope to take on a number of interns this summer in a diverse number of roles such as:
- Applied ML and AI Software Intern- Working closely with everyone from apprentices to our CEO and CTO, you will be working on a wide variety of software engineering, including ML-enhanced digital twins, autonomous flight algorithms and GNC, simulation-based flight testing and analysis, and in the complete operation of autonomous drones, from logistics, drone setup and testing, mission configuration, launch, asset monitoring, capture, data download, analysis, and data sharing.
- Aeronautical Engineering Intern- Working closely with everyone from apprentices to our CEO and CTO, you will be drawing on a wide variety of mechanical and aeronautical engineering skills, including aerodynamic design, vibration compensation, manufacturing using 3D printers, and flight performance analysis. The specifics of the work, which will be tailored to meet the strengths of the right candidate, may be nested within a stand-alone project to support longer term R&D goals or involve direct participation within an active project deliverable.
- Marketing Intern- You will support Flare Bright’s Chief Commercial Officer in assessing opportunities, developing business, and informing strategic decision making.
If you are interested refer to our website for further detail or specific university career services for any uniquely tailored adverts.
03 Feb 23. EASA invites applicants for role of Strategy and Safety Management Director.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) seeks a Strategy and Safety Management Director based at the agency’s headquarters in Cologne, Germany. Responsibilities include:
- provide vision, strategic direction and leadership to the Directorate’s management.
- drive the efficient execution of the Agency’s mission and strategy building up on the overall intelligence collected in all aviation domains.
- establish strategic priorities and objectives for the Directorate, being responsible for the overall capacity, capability and competence of the Directorate, aiming to ensure cost effectiveness, efficiency, and sound management of the functions.
As a member of the EASA Executive Committee, reporting to the Executive Director duties include:
- be involved in the Agency’s strategic decision-making process. You will advise on effective strategy implementation, sharing your expertise to optimise the performance of the organisation. You will attend the EASA Governance meetings.
- be a partner of EASA’s Management Community and the leader of the Strategy & Safety Management Directorate team, acting according to the EASA values and leadership principles.
Deadline: 28 March 2023
For more information visit:www.easa.europa.eu
02 Feb 23. Northern Plains UAS Test Site seeks candidates for roles to support safe drone operations. North Dakota’s Northern Plains UAS Test Site invites applicants for roles as Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) Operations Specialist; UAS Safety Manager; and UAS Standards & Policy Manager. The UAS Operations Specialist position ensures the safe execution of, and provides operational oversight of, UAS flights performed under the Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS). This position provides high quality customer service in the field to clients of the Test Site. The UAS Operations Specialist position will act as a liaison between the NPUASTS and affiliated research programs to ensure all operational requirements are included during the project development. Once a client is operational, this position will provide service, support, and oversight to the client’s flight operations and associated crews operating in the field. The UAS Safety Manager ensures the safe execution of UAS, and provide operational oversight of UAS flights performed under the Test Site. The Safety Manager position will provide operational safety support, and management to NPUASTS client operations and affiliated research programs. The UAS Standards & Policy Manager reports to the UAS Safety Director to support all Test Site Directors in the development of policy, processes, and procedures in alignment with standards and policy for safety assurance. This position will keep informed of the latest regulatory and policy trends for Unmanned Aircraft Systems to support NPUASTS clients and NPUASTS employees. The UAS Standards and Policy Manager will represent the NPUASTS in industry standards and policy groups through participation in person and virtually. Occasional travel will be required. For more information visit:www.npuasts.com/careers (Source: www.unmannedairspace.info)
01 Feb 23. Altitude Angel seeks applicants for engineering roles and senior executive positions. Uncrewed Traffic Management (UTM) company Altitude Angel has posted vacancies for several roles including a Network Engineer based in Reading, UK; Managing Director for the Dutch office in the Netherlands; Legal Council position and Customer Success Manager – both in Reading, UK.
Network Engineer: The candidate will be responsible for helping to design and specify the network infrastructure supporting the world’s very first Drone Superhighway, starting out along a 265KM route in the UK and expanding rapidly both in the UK and abroad.
They will be exercising their knowledge of network and IP design, cyber-security, cellular and hardwired connections, routing, VPNs, and firewalls on a daily basis, both tactically and strategically, factoring in latency and QoS across various backhauls; and be passionate about designing for scalability, resilience, and performance.
Managing Director, the Netherlands: As ‘founder’ of the company’s Dutch operations, the candidate will be responsible for hiring new recruits, developing, and nurturing critical relationships, identifying, and forging new business opportunities, and promoting and selling the Company’s award-winning UTM technologies across Europe with full support from the corporate HQ in the UK. More details here
Legal Council: The candidate will provide sound and timely legal advice and recommendations across a range of business functions within an innovative aviation technology company.
By joining Altitude Angel, you will be given the opportunity to grow within a venture backed ‘scale-up’ playing a key role in supporting the company’s rapid growth, whilst helping push the bar on legal aspects relating to the use of automated systems in aircraft navigation. Customer Success Manager: The Customer Success Manager will be responsible for a key set of strategic relationships to drive customer success and discover ways to unlock additional value for our customers using Altitude Angel technology. Applicants can apply via
For more information visit: www.altitudeangel.com (Source: www.unmannedairspace.info)
31 Jan 23. Eurocae invites applicants for role as Technical Programme Manager responsible for new entrants. European standards agency Eurocae is hiring a Technical Programme Manager in the domains of advanced air mobility (AAM), unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and vertical take off and landing (VTOL) vehicles who will be responsible for managing and executing the Technical Work Programme, collaborating and supporting our governing bodies, and assisting in the management of EUROCAE’s activities. The candidate will support the standards development process and support the processes and procedures for new entrants. Application details here For more information visit: www.eurocae.net (Source: www.unmannedairspace.info)
10 Feb 23. British Army Band to benefit from new music facilities at Sandhurst. Construction has begun on new facilities for Army musicians based at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS). Representatives of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, Defence Estate Optimisation (DEO) Army Programme, and Wilmott Dixon at the groundbreaking. (Crown Copyright MOD 2023) The Band facilities will comprise rehearsal rooms, an instrument store, music library, offices, storage, changing and toilet facilities, and a crew room (tea/coffee making area). The project, which involves new build and refurbishing works, is due to complete in Autumn/Winter 2024. The project is being delivered by the Defence Estate Optimisation (DEO) Army Programme, which is investing £3.35Bn over 10 years in delivering 35 projects and aims to improve the lived experience for soldiers by delivering an affordable, effective and sustainable Army Regular estate. Representatives of Army Infra Delivery, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and RMAS attended a ground breaking event at the build site on Thursday 9 February. (Source: https://www.gov.uk/)
07 Feb 23. Luftwaffe progresses Büchel Air Base refit ahead of F-35 arrival. The Luftwaffe is progressing work to upgrade Büchel Air Base ahead of the arrival of the first Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) later this decade. The Inspector of the Air Force, Lieutenant General Ingo Gerhartz, visited the base, which is planned to accommodate all 35 of the Luftwaffe’s F-35As, on 6 February, with the service’s official Twitter account noting that work is moving forward.
“Things are progressing in Büchel at the [Tactical Air Wing 33]. Runway and infrastructure are made fit for the future and F-35,” the Luftwaffe posted. Located near Bonn, Büchel Air Base currently accommodates Panavia Tornado Interdiction Strike (IDS) aircraft of Tactical Air Wing 33. Although not confirmed, it is understood that this location is where the NATO nuclear weapons that the aircraft will carry are stored.
While the Bundeswehr has not disclosed the specific work to be undertaken at Büchel Air Base, Lockheed Martin recently outlined to Janes the general work that an airbase would typically need to undergo prior to receiving F-35s. (Source: Janes)
08 Feb 23. Construction starts on the third Dreadnought Class submarine. BAE Systems has today marked the start of construction of the third Dreadnought Class submarine, Warspite, at its shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.
Warspite is the third of four Dreadnought Class ballistic missile submarines being designed and built by BAE Systems. Due to enter service from the early 2030s, the boats will carry the UK’s nuclear deterrent and be the biggest, most powerful and technically advanced submarines ever delivered to the Royal Navy. Construction of the first two boats, Dreadnought and Valiant, is already well underway.
Steve Timms, Managing Director of BAE Systems’ Submarines business, said: “Today’s milestone is a really significant moment for the thousands of employees here at BAE Systems and across the submarines enterprise who are working together to deliver the Dreadnought Class. We are immensely proud of the role we play in delivering this truly national endeavour for the Royal Navy and our contribution to protecting national security.”
Attending today’s ceremony, Defence Procurement Minister Alex Chalk KC, said: “Our nuclear deterrent protects every UK citizen from the most extreme threats, every minute of every day, and progress on the Dreadnought Class is crucial to maintaining our national security.
“This milestone is a significant step forward in the Dreadnought programme, supporting thousands of jobs and apprenticeships across the country, and protecting the UK and our allies for decades to come.”
BAE Systems Submarines makes a significant contribution to the UK economy, supporting more than 11,000 jobs, the vast majority of which are in Barrow-in-Furness, in the north west of England. The business is continuing to grow its workforce and this year it expects to recruit more than 2,000 new employees. In addition, a record number of apprentices and graduates will join the business with more than 800 roles available in 2023. This early careers population will learn their trade working on one of the world’s most complex engineering programmes.
Over the life of the Dreadnought programme, an estimated £7.5bn will be spent with UK suppliers, supporting upwards of 11,800 jobs in the supply chain. Alongside the Dreadnought Class, BAE Systems is delivering seven Astute Class hunter killer submarines, four of which are in-service with the Royal Navy. Design and concept work is also underway on the Submersible Ship Nuclear Replacement (SSNR) programme, the eventual replacement to the Astute Class.
07 Feb 23. INS Vikrant hosts first landing and take-off trials of LCA, MiG-29K. The recent trials have further validated the combat readiness of the Indian Navy’s newest IAC. The Indian Navy’s light combat aircraft (LCA) and MiG-29K aircraft have successfully conducted maiden landing and take-off operations aboard indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC) INS Vikrant.
Announced by the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD), the maiden flight operation was executed by Indian Naval Test Pilots on 6 February.
The landing operation of naval variant of LCA on INS Vikrant’s flight deck has validated the country’s ability to design, develop and operate the IAC with a prototype combat aircraft, designed and built indigenously by Aeronautical Development Agency and Hindustan Aeronautics. This has also given a major boost to the Indian Government’s ‘AatmaNirbharta’ initiative. Meanwhile, MiG-29K multi-role fighter aircraft’s landing aboard Vikrant has demonstrated the integration capability of fighter aircraft to work in coordination with newest IAC.
The successful completion of aviation trials has further validated the operational readiness of the Indian Navy and its newest IAC to undertake combat missions. Indian Navy naval staff chief admiral R Hari Kumar said: “The successful landing and take-off of indigenous LCA Navy on India’s first IAC is a momentous step forward towards realisation of our collective vision of AatmaNirbharBharat.
“The maiden landing of Mig-29K also heralds the integration of the fighter aircraft with INS Vikrant. Congratulations to all those who made it happen.” (Source: naval-technology.com)
09 Feb 23. BAE Systems delivers their 1,000th F-35 fuselage.
BAE Systems has delivered the 1,000th F-35 Lightning II fuselage to Lockheed Martin in a major milestone in the development of the iconic aircraft.
The 1,000th fifth-generation fighter rear fuselage was sent to Lockheed Martin for the F-35 on 7 February, more than a decade since the first fuselage was delivered in 2005.
More than 1,500 employees at the company’s facilities in Samlesbury, Lancashire, produce the rear fuselage for every F-35 in the global fleet.
BAE Systems Air group managing director Cliff Robson said the company has held a celebration for the 1,000th delivery.
“This is a significant moment for everyone involved in the program and a testament to the highly-skilled workforce we have in the North West of England,” he said.
“Our role on the F-35 program is another example of how we make a substantial contribution to the local and national UK economy and help to deliver capability which is critical for national security.”
Lockheed Martin vice-president and general manager of the F-35 program, Bridget Lauderdale, said the F-35 is operated by the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, and air forces across the world.
“The F-35 program powers economic growth and prosperity for the UK injecting approximately £41billion* into the UK economy and supporting more than 20,000 jobs in the UK supply chain, many of those based in the North West,” she said.
“With more than 500 companies in our UK supply chain, we’re proud of the role that our partnership with BAE Systems has in delivering the world’s most advanced aircraft for the UK and 17 other allied nations.”
BAE Systems has been involved in the F-35 program since its inception and plays key roles across the development, manufacture, and sustainment of the aircraft.
The F-35’s global program of record amounts to more than 3,000 F-35s into the future and delivers to program’s 17 customers. BAE Systems Air, senior vice-president for US Programmes, Susan Addison, said work on the program will continue at BAE Systems’ advanced manufacturing hub at Samlesbury for many years to come.
“This is an important milestone for our business and demonstrates both the expertise of our people and their commitment to delivering for the F-35 program,” she said.
“The roles we play today are underpinned by a world-class manufacturing pedigree and industrial know-how in the UK, which has been developed through decades of cutting-edge experience in combat air programs.
“We are proud of what we do for our customers and the air forces who help keep us safe.” (Source: Defence Connect)
08 Feb 23. RAF Pumas to replace Bell 412 helicopters in Cyprus.
The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) has despatched two Westland-Aerospatiale SA 330E Puma HC2 medium-lift helicopters from the UK to take over search-and-rescue (SAR) duties in Cyprus. The service announced the deployment on 6 February, saying that a third Puma helicopter will soon be sent to join the two that have now begun their 3,500 km flight from RAF Benson in England to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus. The Pumas are being deployed to RAF Akrotiri to take on SAR duties from the Bell 412 helicopters operated by 84 Squadron. It follows a similar recent transition to the Puma from the Bell 212 for 1563 (Brunei) Flight. (Source: Janes)
09 Feb 23. Qatar, UK to decide on future of Joint Typhoon Squadron. The Qatari and UK governments are to decide if 12 Squadron is to be extended as a joint Eurofighter Typhoon unit after 2023, or if it will revert to being a Royal Air Force (RAF)-only unit. Having told Janes in 2020 that the unit would become an RAF-only unit following the conclusion of its deployment to protect the FIFA World Cup in Doha, a senior source said on 8 February 2023 that “the possibility of its continued operation as a joint squadron beyond 2023 is under discussion”. The disclosure came five days after the squadron’s eight Typhoons and 160 mixed-national personnel concluded their six-month deployment to Dukhan Airbase on 3 February, returning to its UK base at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire. (Source: Janes)
07 Feb 23. RAF’s Poseidon aircraft tests new UNIPAC-III SAR kit. UNIPAC-III, a semi-rigid aerial delivery container, can easily support up to 100 people in distress at the sea. The UK Royal Air Force’s (RAF) Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft has successfully tested the deployment of a new search and rescue (SAR) equipment. As part of the trials performed off the coast of the Southwest region, a team of engineers loaded the new SAR kit, called UNIPAC-III, aboard the RAF’s Poseidon aircraft at RAF Lossiemouth. After the kit was loaded, personnel from RAF 206 and CXX Squadrons flew the aircraft and released the UNIPAC-III kit from the aircraft’s weapons bay and dropped it directly into the sea. UNIPAC-III is a semi-rigid aerial delivery container, which activates as soon as impacting the water. It is used to deliver an inflatable life raft and associated survival equipment to the survivors in distress. The service informed that the SAR kit can easily support up to 100 people in distress at sea, for a period of three days. It also includes food, water and communications. Each Poseidon aircraft can carry up to five systems and the aircraft can also deliver them in a single air drop if needed. The latest trials have validated the capabilities of the RAF’s Poseidon to ‘organically’ deliver SAR kits on its own. (Source: airforce-technology.com)
MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT
07 Feb 23. His Majesty The King has been pleased to approve the following appointments:
- Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP as Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero
- Rt Hon Michelle Donelan MP as Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology
- Rt Hon Kemi Badenoch MP as Secretary of State for Business and Trade. She remains as President of the Board of Trade, and Minister for Women and Equalities
- Rt Hon Lucy Frazer KC MP as Secretary of State for Culture, Media, and Sport
- Rt Hon Greg Hands MP as Minister without Portfolio in the Cabinet Office
08 Feb 23. Ms Sarah Cooke has been appointed British High Commissioner to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in succession to Mr Robert Chatterton Dickson. Ms Cooke will take up her appointment during April/May 2023.
06 Feb 23. USAF CMS Kenneth M. Bruce Jr., currently assigned as the command chief master sergeant, Sixteenth Air Force, Air Forces Cyber, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, has been selected to replace Army Command Sgt. Maj. Sheryl D. Lyon as the command senior enlisted leader for the U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.
03 Feb 23. The DoD announced today that Jeffrey David Singleton, U.S. principal member and head of delegation to the NATO Science and Technology Board, will serve as the United States’ representative to the Board of Directors for the NATO DIANA Initiative. Singleton’s appointment follows the election of Barbara McQuiston, the previous U.S. representative to NATO DIANA, as the initiative’s board chair. The NATO DIANA Initiative will bring defense personnel together with the Alliance’s best and brightest start-ups, scientific researchers, and technology companies to solve critical defense and security challenges. Innovators participating in DIANA’s programs will receive access to its network of dozens of accelerator sites and test centers across more than 20 Allies.
03 Feb 23. USAF Col. Sean M. Carpenter for appointment to the grade of brigadier general. Carpenter is currently serving as the mobilization assistant to the director of plans, programs, and requirements, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
03 Feb 23. USAF Col. Mary K. Haddad for appointment to the grade of brigadier general. Haddad is currently serving as the mobilization assistant to the deputy chief of space operations for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, Headquarters, U.S. Space Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
03 Feb 23. USAF Col. James L. Hartle for appointment to the grade of brigadier general. Hartle is currently serving as the associate director of logistics, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering, and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. USAF, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
03 Feb 23. USAF Col. Aaron J. Heick for appointment to the grade of brigadier general. Heick is currently serving as the mobilization assistant to the commander, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, Tinker USAF Base, Oklahoma.
03 Feb 23. USAF Col. Kristin A. Hillery for appointment to the grade of brigadier general. Hillery is currently serving as the mobilization assistant to the commander, USAF Medical Readiness Agency at the Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Virginia.
03 Feb 23. USAF Col. Joseph D. Janik for appointment to the grade of brigadier general. Janik is currently serving as the commander, 439th Airlift Wing, Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts.
03 Feb 23. USAF Col. Michael T. McGinley for appointment to the grade of brigadier general. McGinley is currently serving as the mobilization assistant to the commander of the USAF Research Laboratory, Wright- Patterson USAF Base, Ohio.
03 Feb 23. USAF Col. Kevin J. Merrill for appointment to the grade of brigadier general. Merrill is currently serving as the mobilization assistant to the director of operations, USAF Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida.
03 Feb 23. USAF Col. Tara E. Nolan for appointment to the grade of brigadier general. Nolan is currently serving as the mobilization assistant to the director of logistics, engineering, and force protection, Headquarters U.S. USAFs in Europe and USAFs Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
03 Feb 23. USAF Col. Roderick C. Owens for appointment to the grade of brigadier general. Owens is currently serving as the mobilization assistant to the director of the Defense Contract Management Agency, Fort Lee, Virginia.
03 Feb 23. USAF Col. Mark D. Richey for appointment to the grade of brigadier general. Richey is currently serving as the mobilization assistant to the Twentieth USAF, USAF Global Strike Command, Francis E. Warren USAF Base, Wyoming.
03 Feb 23. USAF Col. Norman B. Shaw, Jr. for appointment to the grade of brigadier general. Shaw is currently serving as the mobilization assistant to the director of strategy, plans, requirements, and programs, Air Mobility Command, Scott USAF Base, Illinois.
03 Feb 23. USAF Col. Michelle L. Wagner for appointment to the grade of brigadier general. Wagner is currently serving as the mobilization assistant to the command surgeon, Headquarters, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
09 Feb 23. USMC Sgt. Maj. Daniel E. Mangrum, currently assigned as sergeant major, Manpower Plans and Policy Division for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Headquarters Marine Corps, Quantico, Virginia, has been selected to replace Army Command Sgt. Maj. Brant C. Shyrigh as senior enlisted advisor, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
09 Feb 23. USAF Chief Master Sgt. Alvin R. Dyer, currently assigned as command chief master sergeant, Seventh Air Force, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, has been selected to replace Army Command Sgt. Maj. Tomeka O’Neal as senior enlisted advisor, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
06 Feb 23. The maritime start-up company CUBEDIN, which was announced as a joint venture between Danish firms Systematic and Odense Maritime Technology (OMT) last autumn, has hired a new CEO. Based in Copenhagen, Danny Ingemann brings a wealth of maritime and industry experience to CUBEDIN, which creates the software for modular integration concepts – targeting the market for flexible and adaptable warships. His former positions include Vice President for Sales, Marketing, and Business Development at Alfa Laval, and he has both practical and commercial maritime experience from Maersk Drilling, Wilhelmsen, and Hempel.
09 Feb 23. Nasmyth announced the appointment of John Rooney as its new Chief Operating Officer. John has a wealth of experience in the Aerospace Industry, having held senior operational positions at Hampson Aerospace and more recently at Gardner Aerospace.
10 Feb 23. Changes in Saab’s Group Management and Organisation. Lars Tossman has been appointed Head of Saab’s business area Aeronautics. Mats Wicksell will assume the position as Head of business area Kockums and will become a new member of Saab’s Group Management team. Jonas Hjelm will take on a new position within the Group Management team as Head of the newly established group function, Government Affairs. These changes will take effect on 1 March 2023. (Source: News Now/Saab)
06 Feb 23. DecisionPoint Corporation, an integrator of transformative systems and solutions in the Defense and Federal Civilian communities, has hired Tanecia Canady, CPA as its Chief Administrative Officer. With aggressive growth opportunities on DecisionPoint’s horizon necessitating highly strategic corporate scaling, Tanecia will lead and manage the day-to-day corporate operations of DecisionPoint with a focus on finance and accounting, human resources, infrastructure, and quality management. Further, Tanecia will elevate DecisionPoint’s culture of agile problem-solving and enhance its people-focused workplace while leveraging the company’s commitment to excellence and exceptional performance. (Source: PR Newswire)
03 Feb 23. General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) announced today that its board of directors has elected Richard Clarke to be a director of the corporation. General Dynamics announced today that its board of directors has elected Richard Clarke to be a director of the corporation. Clarke, 60, is a retired U.S. Army general who served nearly four decades leading Infantry, Ranger, and Special Operations Forces at all levels in the U.S., Europe, Iraq and Afghanistan. He retired from the military in August 2022 after serving as the commander of the United States Special Operations Command, where he led a joint force of over 75,000 military members consisting of Army Rangers, Special Forces, Navy SEALs, Air Force Commandos and Marine Raiders, with an annual operating budget over $25bn. (Source: PR Newswire)
09 Feb 23. LEONID Capital Management (‘LCM’), a Department of Defense Trusted Capital Provider, announced that U.S. Marine Corps Major General (Retired) Melvin Spiese has joined the company’s Board of Advisors. Major General Spiese was commissioned via the NROTC program after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in May of 1976. His final assignment on active duty was Deputy Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force, and Commanding General, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade. Prior to this assignment, he commanded the Marine Corps’ Training and Education Command, and had command of Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twenty-Nine Palms, California. In 2005, he served as the Deputy Director for Strategy, Policy and Assessments at the U.S. European Command. (Source: PR Newswire)
REST OF THE WORLD APPOINTMENTS
09 Feb 23. Embraer announced today the creation of two new vice-presidencies: Global Procurement and Strategy, Digital and Innovation. The two areas now report directly to the company’s president and CEO, Francisco Gomes Neto. The Procurement area, which was previously integrated with the Vice-Presidency of Finance, IT, and Investor Relations, will be led by Roberto Chaves, Director of Procurement since 2020. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an International Executive MBA from FIA-USP, Roberto Chaves joined Embraer in 2001 and has held different senior positions in the Procurement area, including managing suppliers at the industrial plant in Harbin, China, and more recently leading the company’s shared services center. The Corporate Strategy directorate, which was part of the Vice-Presidency of Engineering, along with Innovation and Digital directorate, will now form the Vice-Presidency of Strategy, Digital, and Innovation, to be led by Dimas Tomelin, who has been Director of Strategy for the last three years. Working for 21 years at Embraer, Tomelin was previously Director of Market Intelligence for Defense & Security and has also served as manager of the KC-390 program and product development in executive aviation. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering, with a postgraduate degree in leadership from Fundação Dom Cabral.
07 Feb 23. NIOA has unveiled their new executive team for Australia and New Zealand, following the company’s recent reorganisation.
According to a release from the Australian-owned company, the NIOA Australia and New Zealand leadership team from the 2nd of February 2023 includes:
- Mick Ahern, general manager, weapons and munitions
- Brad Johnson, general manager, sporting
- Fraser Winskill, general manager, New Zealand
- Rudi Bekker, general manager, engineering
- Owen Paulson, general manager, operations
- Ferdi Kluever, director – bids and proposals
- Shane Huby, general manager, commercial
- Garth Jones, chief financial officer
Changes include Mick Ahern CSC moving to general manager of weapons and munitions from NIOA’s lethality program director, with Owen Paulson joining as general manager of operations.
(Source: Defence Connect)