DI People: Boeing Adds AvionX President, Xome, Infolob Solutions Name New CEOs

In this roundup of DFW personnel activity, you'll also find details about new CFOs at Voltea and Trinity Hunt Partners, and a market director at BenefitMall.

Boeing has named Brendan Curran to president of Boeing AvionX, a newly created position.

Curran will be based in Plano where he will report to Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Global Services.

Boeing

Brendan Curran (PRNewsfoto/Boeing)

In his new post, Curran will work across Boeing’s commercial, defense, and service businesses to “futher mature the company’s aftermarket strategy,” according to a release.

AvionX was formed last year by Boeing to pursue development and production of avionics and electronics systems for commercial aircraft.

Curran comes to Boeing from Crane Co., where he was president of the Aerospace & Electronics Group.

“The success of Boeing AvionX depends on aftermarket technologies and innovations that exceed our customers’ needs, as well as developing avionics products that add value to our commercial and government platforms,” Deal said in a statement. “Brendan’s extensive expertise, especially as it relates to aftermarket strategies, will enable us to harness incredible opportunities so we can provide our customers more value throughout the lifecycle of their investments.”

The AvionX division brings in-house avionics production back into the Boeing fold in North Texas after it sold a plant in Irving 14 years ago where 1,200 people built hardware. At that time, Boeing also dispersed a unit in Everett, Washington, where 1,200 engineers designed the electronic controls for the company’s airliners.

XOME WELCOMES MATHODA AS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Rayman Kaur Mathoda

Rayman Kaur Mathoda has been appointed chief executive officer of Lewisville-based Xome Holding LLC, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of WMIH Corp.

Xome is a provider of services to mortgage servicers, originators, real estate professionals, financial institutions, and homebuyers. 

Last week, Xome announced that it had acquired North Richland Hills-based Assurant Mortgage Solutions Group from Assurant Inc. in a deal valued at $35 million.

LAN HE STEPS INTO CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AT VOLTEA

Lan He

Lan He has been named chief financial officer and a member of the executive committee at Voltea Ltd., the Farmers Branch-based provider of electro-desalination water treatment equipment.

She joins Voltea from CECO Environmental, a key player in the global pollution control market, according to Voltea.

“Mrs. He’s experience executing on global growth strategies with successful multinationals brings value to the Voltea team,” CEO Bryan Brister said in the release. “She has an extensive finance background and has built and implemented scalable cross-functional processes that will benefit Voltea. These skills were precisely the expertise we were looking for to support our growth initiatives.”

BENEFITMALL HAS NEW SALES TEAM MARKET DIRECTOR

Yun Chalif is the new market director for the North Texas sales team at Dallas-based BenefitMall, a provider of employee benefits and payroll services.

Chalif joined the company in 2006 at its Dallas office, and has served in various roles for the past 12 years, according to BenefitMall.

The company partners with a network of 20,000 brokers and CPAs to deliver employee benefits and payroll services to more 200,000 medium and small business.

LEE JOINS WITMER GROUP MARKETING TEAM

Joo Ann Lee

Joo Ann Lee has been added as a data scientist on the digital marketing team at Witmer Group, an Addison-based digital marketing firm that helps create integrated marketing strategy and support market and branding efforts for its clients.

Before joining Witmer, Lee was a Ph.D. student studying quantative methods at York University and a finalist in a big data competition sponsored by SAS.

DIRGESH PATEL IN AS INFOLOB SOLUTIONS CEO

Irving-based digital services provider Infolob Solutions Inc. has appointed Dirgesh Patel as chief executive officer, effective Aug. 13.

Founder and former CEO Vijay Cherukuri will take on the role of executive chairman and will continue to serve as chairman of the Infolob board, focusing on M&A, compliance, ethical business practices, and corporate standards and policy.

Cherukuri will work with Patel to lead Infolob forward, according to the company. Patel will be responsible for driving organic growth, sales excellence, operational leadership, and client satisfaction.

TRINITY HUNT PARTNERS ANNOUNCES TWO PROMOTIONS

Cheryl Small

Dallas-based Trinity Hunt Partners has promoted Cheryl Small to chief financial officer and John Oakes to senior associate. 

Trinity Hunt Partners is a growth-oriented middle market private equity firm.

Small has been with Trinity Hunt Partners for nearly two decades, and her responsibilities include management of finance, accounting, human resources, regulatory compliance, investor relations, and information technology. Before joining Trinity Hunt, Small was director of Internal Control & Compliance at IESI Corp., PE Hub Network reported.

Oakes is responsible for Trinity Hunt’s portfolio company growth initiatives, deal sourcing and deal execution, according to a release.

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