IRVINE, California, July 29, 2013 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced the successful appointment of Mr. Jay Shear as Senior Product Manager 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. Shear has over 15 years of product management experience, having held lead roles at both Samsung and Epson on flagship printing and information technology product lines. Prior to joining Bendix King, he was the co-founder of Applied Technology Holdings based in Irvine, CA. Mr. Shear started Applied Technology with the goal of making interactive fitness, sports and healthcare products that remotely monitor and capture body motion data from wearable wireless sensors.

Mr. Shear is a Certified Instrument Flight Instructor; he has Single and Multi-Engine ratings with over 2600 hours total and over 600 twin engine hours.

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.