John L. Petersen has been elected chairman of the Anoka, Minn.-based Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation, succeeding Larry E. Williams, who has completed his three-year term. Petersen is founder and CEO of The Arlington Institute.
Dennis K. Diemoz has been named president of Douglas, Isle of Man-based Excalibur Almaz's U.S. operation. He was VP and general counsel of the United Space Alliance and has been company counsel at Lockheed Martin Space Operations.
Liam Quinn has been appointed business development manager at Johannesburg-based South African Airways. Also joining the airline are: Jon Danks, head of U.K. marketing and communications; Stephen Gerrard, commercial manager; Matt Parr, leisure sales manager; Philip Ariss, corporate sales manager; and Kerry Farmer, online sales manager.
James Culmo (see photos) has been appointed VP of Northrop Grumman Corp.'s newly formed High-Altitude, Long-Endurance Enterprise, based in Redondo Beach, Calif. He has been VP and deputy general manager for the Military Aircraft Systems business. Kathryn G. Simpson has been named VP and deputy general counsel. She was VP-legal, corporate transactions and governance at the Raytheon Co. James W. Stephenson on Dec. 1 will become VP, associate general counsel and sector counsel for the Electronic Systems Sector, succeeding Dennis Cameron, who plans to retire.
Michael Iuro has joined Schaumberg, Ill.-based Dekra's Safety Consulting Engineers Div. as business operations manager. He was VP of architecture and property development company Iuro & Associates Corp.
Rob Bishton has been named operations director of London Gatwick Airport-based FastJet. He was head of flight operations at EasyJet. Kyle Haywood, former CEO of Air Uganda, is the new general manager for Africa, and Harun Cordan has been named chief pilot and head of flight operations. He was a chief instructor at Ryanair.
Remi Volpe (see photo) has joined Minneapolis-based Honeywell Sensing and Control as VP-general manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. He was the area's marketing director for buildings and CentraLine business leader for Honeywell's Environmental & Combustion Controls business.
USN Vice Adm. (ret.) John Morgan has been named chairman and CEO of Washington-based Nobles Worldwide. Morgan commanded the USS Enterprise carrier battle group, among his assignments during a 30-year naval career.
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