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SFTE EC Board

Executive Board

Board meetings are held 2-3 times per year. One of theese - the Annual Business Meeting - is held in connection with the SFTE EC annual symposium. Our board meetings are arranged to fit in with the planning for the next symposium and are therefore often located in the host country for the symposium.
The SFTE EC president meets with the SFTE board at the main SFTE annual symposium, normally in USA.
Another forum for contact within SFTE is the Technical Council.

Jesús Javier Fernández Orío
President
Head of Military Transport Airworthiness Certification Unit.
INTA National Institute for Aerospace Technology
Spanish Ministry of Defense.
(Spain)
Paul Koks
Vice President

Aircraft Systems - Flight Test Department,
Aerospace Systems Division, NLR.

(Netherlands)
Sebastian Rommel
Treasurer
Flight Test Engineer & Test Conductor
FTE Flight Physics & Weapon System – TAEVO6
Airbus Defence & Space
(Germany)
Andrew Pegg
Secretary

BAE SYSTEMS

(United Kingdom)

Directors at Large
A "Director at Large" is a board member who is elected by the board to serve
as the board's long arm, by which the environment can be sensed and influenced.

Massimo Longo
Director at Large

AgustaWestland

(Italy)
Yves Saint-Upery
Director at Large

Flight and Integration Tests Centre
Airbus

(France)
Ina Rüdinger
Director at Large

DLR

(Germany)
Christian Buck
Director at Large

Flight Test and Verification, Saab Aeronautics.
Senior Advisor, Flight Test Engineering

(Sweden)

Technical Council Members from European Chapter

Vacant
SFTE Technical Council Member

European Chapter Subsequent Boards

Written by Barbra Wood and Christian Buck

During the chapter business meeting at Marcel Dassault in Paris, June 1989, Wim said, among other things, that the Chapter was now on the road to continued success and the future looked good for increased membership and support for further symposia in Europe. Having seen all this happen he would now be stepping down from the office of President to take up full retirement. He had enjoyed every moment of the forming of the Chapter and felt a great satisfaction on its success.

SFTE Eurpean Chapter Board 1989-1991
Wim expressed his thanks to all Chapter members for their help and support and addressed those present regarding election of new officers. Erwin Reil and Ken Chilvers had offered to serve for a further two years. On the question of a new President, Gösta Niss had been nominated while regarding the Vice President, a ballot by all members present was carried out to elect a new Vice President. Based on the result of the count Giuseppe Ferretti was elected as new Vice President and welcomed to the Committee. Wim handed over the SFTE European Chapter shield to Gösta and wished him well for the future as President. The second Board (1989-91) of SFTE European Chapter, therefore, consisted of:

Gösta Niss President
Giuseppe Ferretti Vice President
Ken Chilvers Secretary
Erwin Reil Treasurer


Board meeting at SAAB; (from left to right: Giuseppe Ferretti, Gösta Niss, and Erwin Reil)

In the course of this term, Giuseppe Ferretti, Vice-President left his charge as Alenia Flight Test Manager, being requested to take over a larger responsibility in his Company. For this reason he had to retire from the Board (but still remaining a SFTE member).

Pierluigi Duranti, Alenia Flight Test Engineering Manager, took over as Vice- President. At the closure of the 4th Mini-Symposium, during the Business Meeting held in Pratica di Mare (Rome), Ken Chilvers resigned as secretary/Membership Chairman. The other three committee members, Gösta, Pierluigi and Erwin, agreed to run for another term and were re-elected, unopposed. There were two nominations for the Secretary/Membership Chairman post and, after due process, Barbara Wood was elected.

SFTE Eurpean Chapter Board 1991-1993
The 1991-93 Board, therefore, consisted of:

Gösta Niss President
Pierluigi Duranti Vice-President
Barbara Wood Secretary
Erwin Reil Treasurer
Franz Enzinger Technical Council representative

Left to right: Gösta Niss, Erwin Reil, Barbara Wood, Pierluigi Duranti, and Franz Enzinger

In the course of this term, Gösta Niss proposed, and the Board fully agreed, to enlarge the national representation in the committee. After the business meeting in Munich Jan van Twisk was then nominated Director at large, representing the Netherlands. At the end of the 6th Symposium (September 93) in Cranfield, Gösta Niss had to retire, as required by the SFTE bylaws which prevents a president from remaining in charge longer than two
terms.

SFTE Eurpean Chapter Board 1993-1995
As new committee members were elected for the term 1993-95 (from left to right in the photo):

Pierluigi Duranti President
Franz Enzinger Vice-President
Barbara Wood Secretary
Gerhard Henselmann Treasurer
Jan van Twisk Director at large
Bengt Oredsson Director at large

SFTE Eurpean Chapter Board 1995-1997
On June 22, 1995, at the annual business meeting, Franz Enzinger (Germany) was elected as the fourth
President of the European Chapter. The composition of the board for the term 1995-1997 was:

Franz Enzinger President
Barbara Wood Vice-President
Hilbert Gustafsson Secretary
Gerhard Henselmann Treasurer
Guy Destarac Director at large
Pierluigi Duranti Director at large
Bengt Oredsson Director at large
Jan van Twisk Director at large

SFTE Eurpean Chapter Board 1997-1999
The composition of the board for the term 1997-1999 was:

Franz Enzinger President
Barbara Wood Vice-President
C. Meinhard Schmücker Treasurer
Hilbert Gustafsson Secretary
Pierluigi Duranti Director at large
Bengt Oredsson Director at large
Guy Destarac Director at large
Sam Storm Van Leeuwen Director at large

In 1998 Pierluigi Duranti was replaced as Director at Large by Rodolfo Carabelli, Italy, head of Alenia Flight Test.

Some of the board members during a visit to DERA in 1998. (From Left to right: P. Duranti, H. Gustafsson, B. Oredsson, B. Wood, John Mabberley (Managing Director of DERA Tec.), G. Destarac, Franz Enzinger, M. Schmcker)

SFTE Eurpean Chapter Board 1999-2001
At the Annual Business Meeting in Delft, June 1999, the following Chapter Board Members were elected for the term 1999 - 2001:

Barbara Wood President
Bengt Ordesson Vice-President
C. Meinhard Schmücker Treasurer
Paul Ellis Secretary
Rodolfo Carabelli Director at Large
Dennis Morley Director at Large
Guy Destarac Director at Large
Sam Storm Van Leeuwen Director at Large

SFTE Eurpean Chapter Board 2001-2003
The 2001-2003 Chapter Board, elected at the Chapter Business Meeting on December 2001 in Söderköping, Sweden, was as follows:

Barbara Wood President
Kjell Karlsson Vice-President
C. Meinhard Schmücker Treasurer
Paul Ellis Secretary
Alessandro Ferretti Director at Large
Dennis Morley Director at Large
Pascal Joly Director at Large
Henk Jentink Director at Large

SFTE Eurpean Chapter Board 2005-2007
The 2005-2007 Chapter Board was as follows:

Pascal Joly President
Allessandro Ferretti Vice-President
Rudolf Heinzinger Treasurer
Lars-Åke Holm Secretary
C. Meinhard Schmücker Director at Large
Kjell Karlsson Director at Large
Dennis Morley Director at Large
Barbara Wood Director at Large
Henk Jentink Director at Large

SFTE Eurpean Chapter Board 2007-2009
At the 2007 Annual Business Meeting in Madrid the following Chapter Board was elected and installed:

Henk Jentink President
Christian Buck Vice-President
Rudolf Heinzinger Treasurer
Barbara Wood Secretary
Jesús Javier Fernández Orío Director at Large
Dennis Morley Director at Large
Denis Lafourcade Director at Large
Allessandro Ferretti Director at Large

In 2008 Mrs. Barbara Wood was elected for the SFTE Main Board and therefore had to withdraw from the European Chapter Board. Jesus Orio replaced her as the Secretary of the European Chapter Board.

SFTE Eurpean Chapter Board 2009-2011
In 2009 the Chapter Board was elected as:

Henk Jentink President
Christian Buck Vice-President
Rudolf Heinzinger Treasurer
Jesus Javier Fernandez Orio Secretary
Dennis Morley Director at Large
Denis Lafourcade Director at Large
Allessandro Ferretti Director at Large

In 2010 Andrew Pegg replaced Dennis Morley, Massimo Longo joined the board and Allessandro Ferretti left the board, all as Director at Large.

SFTE Eurpean Chapter Board 2011-2013
In 2011 at the Annual Business Meeting in Tolouse, France, the Chapter Board was elected as:

Christian Buck President
Jesus Javier Fernandez Orio Vice-President
Reinhard Exner Treasurer
Andrew Pegg Secretary
Denis Lafourcade Director at Large
Massimo Longo Director at Large
Paul Koks Director at Large

SFTE Eurpean Chapter Board 2013-2015
In 2013 at the Annual Business Meeting in Braunschweig, Germany, the Chapter Board was elected as:

Christian Buck President
Jesus Javier Fernandez Orio Vice-President
Reinhard Exner Treasurer
Andrew Pegg Secretary
Massimo Longo Director at Large
Paul Koks Director at Large
Yves Saint-Upery Director at Large
Ina Niewind Director at Large

All of the board members apart from Massimo Longo at the Annual Business Meeting in Braunschweig 2013. (From Left to right: Christian Buck, Jesus Orio, Andrew Pegg, Reinhard Exner, Yves Saint-Upery and Paul Koks)

In autumn 2013 Jesualdo Martinez Rodenas from Spain became SFTE Technical Council member representing SFTE European Chapter. He served until he tragically died 2015-05-09 in a flight test accident.

SFTE Eurpean Chapter Board 2015-2017
In 2015 at the Annual Business Meeting in Seville, Spain, the Chapter Board was elected as:

Jesus Javier Fernandez Orio President
Paul Koks Vice-President
Reinhard Exner Treasurer
Andrew Pegg Secretary
Massimo Longo Director at Large
Yves Saint-Upery Director at Large
Ina Niewind Director at Large
Christian Buck Director at Large

At the board meeting in May 2016 Sebastian Rommel agreed to be the boards new treasurer, replacing Reinhard Exner who wanted to retire from the position.