Bristow, Era appoint executive leadership team

May 12, 2020
Bristow Group and Era Group have revealed the executive leadership team of the combined company.

Offshore staff

HOUSTONBristow Group and Era Group have revealed the executive leadership team of the combined company, which will be effective upon the close of the transaction and approval by the board of directors, currently scheduled for mid-June 2020.

Chris Bradshaw, currently president and CEO of Era, will become the president and CEO for the combined company, which will maintain the Bristow name.

David Stepanek will become executive vice president, COO. He will have responsibility for global operations through each of the area managers including flight operations, maintenance, service delivery, supply chain management, training and information technology.

David Stepanek will become executive vice president, COO.

Alan Corbett will continue to lead as senior vice president, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia and SAR. He will remain responsible for overseeing Bristow operations in Australia, Nigeria, Norway and the UK as well as Bristow’s UK Search and Rescue operations.

Stuart Stavley will become senior vice president, Global Fleet Management. He will be responsible for standardized maintenance programs, aircraft specifications and lease agreements, as well as all original equipment manufacturer relationships, quality control of global supply chain operations and aircraft acquisitions and sales.

Samantha Willenbacher will become senior vice president, chief commercial officer. She will be responsible for all customer-facing aspects of the business, bid proposals and market research and analysis.

Jennifer Whalen will become senior vice president, CFO on an interim basis until the permanent CFO is named at a future date.

Crystal Gordon will become senior vice president, General Counsel. She will be responsible for legal, compliance, collective bargaining agreements, government relations and contract review and management.

Mary Wersebe will become senior vice president, chief administrative officer. She will be responsible for human resources, benefits and compensation, communications and corporate social responsibility.

James Stottlemyer will become vice president, Health, Safety and Environment.

The combination remains subject to satisfaction of the remaining closing conditions, including approval by Bristow and Era shareholders and other customary conditions.

05/12/2020

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