IRVINE, California, May 29, 2013 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced the successful appointment of Mr. Ben Morrow as Product Development Certification Director, ABQ, with Bendix King based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Rod McDermott, Managing Partner at McDermott & Bull Executive Search.

Mr. Morrow has over 11 years of experience working with the FAA and EASA for Part 23 avionics installations and was previously the lead avionics engineer on various avionics and electrical projects for Cessna Aircraft Company’s propeller models. Mr. Morrow was the avionics and electrical DOA/AR and ODA/UM for Cessna aircraft since 2008. He has led the development and type certification activities for the Garmin G1000 on the Cessna 172, 182 and 206, and he is a private pilot.

Mr. Morrow served in the Missouri Army National Guard from 1988 to 1997 in the Attack Helicopter Unit. He graduated from Wichita State University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering.

About Bendix King

The history of the Bendix/King name runs parallel to the development of King Radio up to the mid-1980s, when the Allied Corporation purchased Bendix Aviation and King Radio and combined the two to create Bendix/King avionics. In late 1985, the Allied Corporation merged with the Signal Companies to become Allied-Signal. In 1999, AlliedSignal merged with Honeywell and adopted the Honeywell name to take advantage of the company’s universal recognition throughout the industries it serves as well as in households around the world. Shortly after the merger was completed, Honeywell announced that due to pilot recognition and loyalty, it would retain the Bendix/King brand. Today, Bendix/King ( by Honeywell is a strategic business unit in Aerospace. It is a global leader in Avionics serving the General Aviation (GA) aircraft community with quality products, integrated system solutions, and services that make flying more comfortable, more secure, and more productive in every corner of the world.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California. The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull has developed expertise in fields including Technology, Financial Services, Energy, Manufacturing, Bio-Tech and Life Science, Retail, the Building Industry, Professional Services, and others. Founded by Rodney McDermott and Christopher Bull, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical senior level talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull has worked with a large number of prestigious clients including Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Ducommun, AECOM, Newport Corporation, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, and Union Bank.