IRVINE, California, August 22, 2012 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Mr. Jim Zanino as Vice President of Sales with Bendix/King based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Rod McDermott, Managing Partner at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. According to Mr. McDermott, “Jim’s background in general aviation, having led Bose’s sales efforts in that market, as well as his tenture at Avidyne position him well to hit the ground running at Bendix/King.”

Mr. Zanino is a 13-year sales and customer support executive. Prior to joining Bendix/King, he served as Global Sales Manager for Aviation and Military at Bose Corporation, where he sold Bose products through channels that include resellers, general aviation and helicopter OEMs, military, commercial airlines, as well as direct to customers. Mr. Zanino has over 750 military flight hours as a Naval Flight Officer (non-pilot) and is currently working toward his private pilot license.

Mr. Zanino received his Masters of Science in Aeronautical Engineering with an Avionics Specialty from Naval Postgraduate School, after receiving his Bachelors of Arts in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University.

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 Allergan, Advanced Medical Optics, Black & Decker, Harbor Freight Tools, Boeing, Aramark, Cisco Systems, Western Digital, Conexant, Google, Invitrogen, Meggitt PLC, J.F. Shea, Comerica Bank, and Union Bank.