Leadership changes at GF Machining Solutions

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UTC names new Pratt & Whitney president; Thierry Betbeze named CEO Dassault Falcon Jet; Cadence Aerospace names Giddens Industries VP, GM.

September 26, 2019


GF Machining Solutions has promoted Scott Fosdick, former president and head of market region North and Central America, to the global head of sales, marketing, business development, and communications. Phil Hauser, former director of sales and head of the turbine group at GF Machining Solutions USA, will assume Fosdick’s former position.

Fosdick holds a degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Colorado and served in various capacities for GF Machining Solutions from 1994 to 2019.

Hauser joined GF Machining Solutions in May 2015 and has since served as director of sales and most recently as head of the turbine group, Liechti America. Prior to joining GF Machining Solutions, Hauser was president of EMCO Maier Corp. and sales manager at MS Precision Components LLC.

UTC names new Pratt & Whitney president

United Technologies (UTC) management has appointed Christopher T. Calio as president of Pratt & Whitney when Robert Leduc retires in early 2020.

Leduc led the introductions of Pratt & Whitney’s GTF, F135, and PW800 aero engine programs, capping his 40-year career at United Technologies.

Calio has served as president of Pratt & Whitney’s commercial engines business since 2017. Previously, Calio served as chief of staff to UTC Chairman and CEO Greg Hayes. Joining United Technologies in 2005, he holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Trinity College and MBA and law degrees from the University of Connecticut.

Thierry Betbeze named CEO Dassault Falcon Jet

Dassault Falcon Jet (DFJ)’s board of directors has appointed Thierry Betbeze CEO of the Dassault Aviation subsidiary responsible for Falcon business aircraft marketing, sales, and support in the Americas. He had been senior vice president of finance at DFJ since 2016 and began his career at Dassault Aviation in 1984.

Betbeze replaces 44-year Dassault veteran Jean Rosanvallon, who is stepping down after leading DFJ for 23 years. Rosanvallon will serve as special senior advisor to Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Eric Trappier during the transition.

Cadence Aerospace names Giddens Industries VP, GM

Aerospace component and assembly provider Cadence Aerospace has named Anthony E. Lawson vice president and general manager of Cadence Aerospace – Giddens Industries. Lawson will oversee the Giddens division in Everett, Washington, which performs high-speed machining, metal-forming processes, assembly, and kitting for aerostructures.

Most recently, Lawson served as a VP and operations manager for the Cadence Tell Tool facility in Westfield, Massachusetts. Previously, Lawson was the president of operations at Tier 2 aerostructure company Hitco Carbon Composites Inc. Years earlier, he held positions at Northrop Grumman Corp., including vice president/B-2 deputy program manager. He holds a Master of Science in Business Organizational Management from the University of La Verne in La Verne, California, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from the University of Arizona in Tucson.