Retired Major General Joins Board of Columbia Helicopters

Retired Major General Joins Board of Columbia Helicopters

12-May-2014 Source: Columbia Helicopters

Columbia Helicopters is extremely pleased to announce that Major General (MG) (retired) William T. “Tim” Crosby has agreed to join the company’s Board of Directors.

Tim recently retired after serving for almost 35 years in the U.S. Army. He most recently served as Program Executive Officer for Army Aviation. His service history included myriad operational and acquisition positions including Program Manager for the Army’s Cargo Helicopter (CH47) Program. He has held a variety of acquisitions positions related to helicopters, fixed-wing aviation and unmanned aerial vehicles.

“We are honored that MG (ret.) Crosby has agreed to join the Columbia Helicopters family,” said Nancy Lematta, Chairman of the Board of Directors and widow of the company’s founder, Wes Lematta. “He possesses the leadership, skills and forward vision to help our company to grow across the spectrum of our operations and maintenance services.”

MG (ret.) Crosby graduated from The Citadel in 1979 and entered the Army as a Field Artillery Officer, serving in a variety of positions with the 24th Infantry Division. He next entered flight school at Fort Rucker, Alabama, and earned his aviator wings in May 1982.

“MG (ret.) Crosby’s experience includes so many elements of helicopter operations, logistics and maintenance that we feel he will be a perfect fit for our Board of Directors,” said Mike Fahey, Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Helicopters. “Our Board now has the widest range of experience and leadership we’ve ever had, and we are significantly stronger through the addition of Major General Crosby.”

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