People Briefs

People news from TenCate, Gibson Fiberglass, Janicki Industries and EmergenTek.

At TenCate Advanced Composites (Morgan Hill, Calif.), Michael Favaloro, formerly with Ticona (Erlanger, Ky.), has come aboard as director, industrial sales and marketing, North America. And Steve Mead, who until two years ago managed sales and marketing at Fiberforge (Glenwood Springs, Colo.) and subsequently left the composites industry, is back as VP of sales and marketing for North America … Brooks Jones has been appointed to the position of Western region sales manager for Gibson Fiberglass/Jushi USA (Irwindale, Calif.). Jones will report to Ron Adams, VP of technical sales. Jones began his composites career in 1973 with Mesa Fiberglass, where he was VP of manufacturing and sales before leaving for a position with EF Laughlin Co. Jones holds a BA from the University of Colorado and has completed several educational programs, including the American Management Assn. MBA course … Janicki Industries (Sedro-Woolley, Wash.) has hired Justin Von Hagel as director of aerospace parts programs, a new position. Von Hagel will be responsible for business development in the fly-away aerospace parts production market. Janicki Industries expects to be AS9100 certified during the fourth quarter of 2011, which will further facilitate this line of business. Prior to joining Janicki, Von Hagel was director of engineering for six years at Triumph Composite Systems (Spokane, Wash.), where he led the strategic and operational activities of the engineering division and headed up business development for commercial aircraft programs. During his career, Von Hagel has been involved in all aspects of aerospace from tooling, product design, program management, marketing and senior management. He is a mechanical engineering technology graduate from Eastern Washington University and has an MBA from Seattle University … Steve Rogers, formerly with ITT Integrated Structures (Salt Lake City, Utah), is starting a new company called EmergenTek to provide consulting services for emerging disruptive and differentiating technologies. Rogers can be contacted through LinkedIn or by phone at +1 (801) 259-8450.