Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, continues to expand its expertise and talent with the appointment of leadership and sales personnel across its enterprise.
The new appointments include: Rob Lewis, Vice President and General Manager of the Commercial Business Unit; Andy Mills, Vice President of Global Business Development; Gary Starr, Vice President of Global Supply Chain; Erick Nodland as Global Director of Operations; John Patriarch, Sales Manager to the Department of Defense; and Chris Maynard, Business Development Manager – Alaska.
“At Erickson, we continue to align experience and knowledge to leverage the strength of our team,” said Jeff Roberts, President and CEO. “In broadening our leadership skill set with proven performers, we are further enhancing our position and opportunities to become stronger and larger as a global industry leader.”
Rob Lewis, Vice President and General Manager of our Commercial Business Unit, will lead and manage sales and operations for the business unit. His background includes significant experience in growing businesses. Mr. Lewis held previous executive leadership roles at CAE, Inc., Pentastar Aviation, and Sentient Flight Group. He has also served in the U.S. Navy as a Nuclear Submarine Officer, and holds degrees from the United States Naval Academy in Physics and an MBA from Columbia University.
Andy Mills, Vice President of Global Business Development, will lead our Business development in identifying and capturing strategic growth opportunities for the company’s Commercial Business, Government and MRO Units. He will also oversee Erickson’s geographic Business Development interests in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Americas, and Asia-Pacific regions. Mr. Mills previously served as Vice President of Commercial Aviation Services at Erickson and has transitioned to the new role, and will help pivot the business into emerging markets, broadening his influence over the company’s strategic direction.
Gary Starr, Vice President of Global Supply Chain, will bring Erickson’s supply chain activities together across all of the company’s geographies and business units to best meet our customer needs, assure our employees have the resources needed to conduct their activities, and drive efficiencies in our procurement. Mr. Starr has an extensive background in supply chain management with prior roles at Solar World USA, Tektronix/Danaher and Hewlett Packard. He has global experience with Chinese and European firms in past work, and is a graduate of Linfield College.
Erick Nodland, Global Director of Operations, will manage aerial operations across the company. Mr. Nodland will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and management to ensure the highest level of safety, service, and appropriate regulatory compliance. He joined Erickson from CHI Aviation, and previously served at the FAA as a Principal Operations Inspector for Air Carriers. Mr. Nodland has over three decades of military experience in the Air Force, Army, and National Guard, where he flew both fixed and rotor wing aircraft.
John Patriarch, Sales Manager to the Department of Defense, will target government contract opportunities for the company’s Global Defense and Security Business Unit. Mr. Patriarch came to Erickson from United States Special Operations Command. He also held previous roles at United States Central Command and is a Naval Aviator with rotary wing and fixed wing flight instructor experience. Mr. Patriarch holds a degree in Communications and Government from Florida State University.
Chris Maynard, Business Development Manager – Alaska, will grow Erickson’s presence in the state for the company’s Commercial Services Business Unit. Mr. Maynard has held previous roles with ASRC Energy Service and Delta Leasing. He joins Erickson with significant experience in aerial fleet services management for energy exploration and tourism. Mr. Maynard is a fixed wing pilot and holds degrees from the University of Alaska at Anchorage.
Erickson is a leading global provider of aviation services and operates, maintains and manufactures utility aircraft to safely transport and place people and cargo around the world. The Company is self-reliant, multifaceted and operates in remote locations under challenging conditions specializing in Global Defense and Security, Manufacturing and MRO, and Commercial Services (comprised of firefighting, HVAC, power line, construction, timber harvesting, oil and gas and specialty lift). With roots dating back to 1960, Erickson operates a fleet of approximately 80 aircraft, is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA, and operates in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Australia. For more information, please visit our new website at www.ericksoninc.com.
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