HAI Board Officers Named

HAI Board Officers Named

27-Mar-2014 Source: HAI

After an unprecedented tie for one of the seats on HAI’s Board of Directors, Larry Kelley, the director of fire operations at Construction Helicopters, Inc., has won a runoff election for the ninth and final seat on the board. With all of the seats now filled, the incoming board met by teleconference on Tuesday, March 25, to elect its officers.

Current Vice Chairman Gale Wilson will succeed United Technologies’ Tony Burson as chairman, effective July 1, 2014. Wilson is the president of Hillcrest Aircraft Company of Lewiston, Idaho, a provider of helicopter services for forest management, power line construction, building construction, aerial photography, aerial ignition, fire fighting and surveys, and a Bell customer service facility and FAA-approved repair station.

Max Lyons, currently the board’s treasurer, has been elected vice chairman. He is the president of Hillsboro, Oregon’s Hillsboro Aviation. Hillsboro operates a large fleet of Bell helicopters for a variety of utility operations, including firefighting, construction, seismic work and survey operations and two Hawker Beechcraft King Air C90s for executive charter and cargo operations, and is one of the largest combined helicopter and airplane flight training schools in the U.S.

Torbjorn “TC” Corell takes over as board treasurer. Corell is the chief pilot for the Southern California Edison Company, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities committed to keeping electricity safe, reliable, and affordable today and for the future. Corell is currently the board’s vice treasurer.

Lynn Malmstrom will be the new vice treasurer. Malmstrom is the president and CEO of CALSTAR (California Shock Trauma Air Rescue), a non-profit regional air ambulance service whose mission is to save lives, reduce disabilities, and speed recovery for victims of trauma and illness through rapid transport, quality medical care, and education.

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