Eurocopter Vostok appoints new President/CEO

21-Apr-2010 Source: Eurocopter

Mrs. Laurence Rigolini is appointed President and CEO of Eurocopter Vostok, the subsidiary of Eurocopter in Russia responsible for sales and support & services of Eurocopter helicopters in Russia and CIS countries.

Laurence Rigolini has been with Eurocopter for twenty years and has gained a considerable experience as commercial director for Eurocopter Sales in Europe from 1990 to 2001. In 2002 she became Corporate Communications Vice President for Eurocopter Group and in this function directly reported to the Eurocopter CEO.

Laurence Rigolini graduated from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce et D’Administration des Entreprises (Marseilles, France) in 1988 and from the University of Constance (Germany) in 1990. She also has a degree of Marketing Communication in Aerospace/EURESAS, was the member of Leadership Transition program at INSEAD and recently graduated from an Executive MBA at HEC. Laurence Rigolini succeeds Mr. Jerome Noulens who is leaving the company

About Eurocopter Vostok
Eurocopter Vostok, a 100% wholly-owned subsidiary of Eurocopter SAS, was created in 2006 to provide customer support and to implement fleet follow up in Russia and CIS. By 2010, all Eurocopter civil helicopters will have Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee (MAK) type certificates. More than 70 Eurocopter helicopters are flying over Russia and more than 50 in CIS countries.

Eurocopter occupies 70% of the Russian market among western turbine engine helicopters. Eurocopter Vostok together with local partners establishes a network of maintenance centers to provide services for Eurocopter rotorcrafts. A maintenance center was opened together with Gazpromavia on the premises of Ostafievo airport located near Moscow. Other centers are being created in Tyumen in cooperation with UTair, in St.-Petersburg, in the South of Russia, Siberia and Far East.

About Eurocopter
Established in 1992, the Franco-German-Spanish Eurocopter Group is a Division of EADS, a world leader in aerospace, defence and related services. The Eurocopter Group employs approx. 15,600 people. In 2009, Eurocopter confirmed its position as the world’s No. 1 helicopter manufacturer in the civil and parapublic market, with a turnover of 4.6 billion Euros, orders for 344 new helicopters, and a 52 percent market share in the civil and parapublic sectors.

Overall, the Group’s products account for 30 percent of the total world helicopter fleet. Its strong worldwide presence is ensured by its 18 subsidiaries on five continents, along with a dense network of distributors, certified agents and maintenance centres. More than 10,500 Eurocopter helicopters are currently in service with over 2,800 customers in more than 140 countries. Eurocopter offers the largest civil and military helicopter range in the world.

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