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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

People August 2012

Keith Flail has joined Bell Helicopter as director of military program office operations. The U.S. Army veteran was previously senior manager of business development for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Company. Flail will take charge of the program management and core process teams for his department.

Vancouver, B.C.-based CHC Helicopter has hired Peter Bartolotta to serve as chief operating officer and president of the company’s Helicopter Services division. A former operations manager at AlliedSignal/Honeywell, Bartolotta joins CHC from Morrisville, N.C.-based computer firm Lenovo Corp., where he was senior vice president of global services.

Esterline CMC Electronics has brought Christian Olivier on as vice president of operations. Olivier, formerly with Nortel Networks, STMicroelectronics and e2v Technologies, will oversee facilities management, master planning, IT, operations and supply chain management. He is also a licensed pilot.

Broussard, La.-based RLC has named Edie Hunt as vice president of human resources. Hunt will oversee benefits administration, employee relations, organizational development and talent acquisition. Hunt comes to RLC from Dynamic Offshore Resources, where she was in charge of the HR/IT administrative departments.

FlightSafety International has promoted Doug Gill (right) to director of engineering for its visual simulation facility in St. Louis, Mo. Gill was previously the manager or real-time software and display management systems and has worked for FlightSafety since 1998. The company also added Woody McClendon (bottom right) as sales manager for rotorcraft training. He will develop tailored training programs in this new role. McClendon has trained with FlightSafety and previously worked as an instructor.

In Memoriam

Metro Aviation of Shreveport, Louisiana, has lost its production manager and longtime employee, Russell Garner, who died unexpectedly on June 26. Garner worked with the company for more than 25 years. “Russell was a key component to the success of our company as well as a great friend to us all,” remarked Metro Aviation President and owner Mike Stanberry. “His kind manner as a true gentleman and his innate ability to bring a concept to reality was his hallmark. We will all miss him dearly.”

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