People briefs -- HPC, March 2009

High Modulus (Queensland, Australia) has named Gary Brownrigg general manager of its Australian operation, located in Loganholme, Queensland. Brownrigg previously served Scimitar Marine, a builder of catamarans, most recently as production manager … CCM affiliated researcher Erik Thostenson, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Delware, is one of only 39 U. S.

High Modulus (Queensland, Australia) has named Gary Brownrigg general manager of its Australian operation, located in Loganholme, Queensland. Brownrigg previously served Scimitar Marine, a builder of catamarans, most recently as production manager … CCM affiliated researcher Erik Thostenson, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Delware, is one of only 39 U.S. scientists and engineers selected to receive three-year research grants (totaling $12.1 million) from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Research Program. Thostenson will study novel micro- and nanostructured composites for sensing and actuation ... Prof. Klaus Drechsler has been appointed to the SGL Group (Wiesbaden, Germany) sponsored Professorship for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich, which focuses on comprehensive exploration of carbon fiber-based composite materials and their applications … Hexcel Corp. (Stamford, Conn.) announced Feb. 23 that Doron D. Grosman has been appointed president. Grosman, 50, previously served as president of Quebecor World’s Magazine Printing Solutions Business, and prior experience includes five years at American Standard Companies and leadership positions at GE Plastics.  He earned his MBA at Harvard Business School.