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Friday, March 1, 2013

People March 2013

Portland, Ore.-based Columbia Helicopters has appointed Stan Wilson (left) as president. He replaces Mike Fahey (right) in the position, while Fahey will retain his title of CEO. Fahey described the move as an “opportunity to implement some changes we have been planning for some time.” Under the new structure, Wilson will focus on day-to-day operations at Columbia while Fahey will spend more time on “strategic partnerships, new client development and further exploring strategic growth opportunities,” according to the company. Wilson began working for Columbia in 1986, serving as vice president of finance for the past 13 years. Fahey joined the company in 1975, serving as director and then vice president of finance, before becoming president in 1999, and CEO in 2012.

Med-Trans Corp. has named Jana Williams vice president of partner development. Williams will be based in Chicago in addition to working at Med-Trans corporate headquarters in Lewisville, Texas. She comes from AirLife Denver, where she was program director. Williams has worked in the EMS, flight nurse, trauma and disaster response fields for more than 25 years. She is a member of the National EMS Memorial Service Board.

FlightSafety International has hired David Rushton as commercial marketing manager for Visual Simulation Systems. He will be tasked with pursuing new business opportunities for FlightSafety’s visual simulation systems. Ruston comes from VDC, where he was vice president of business development. Other previous experience includes working with Rockwell Collins, Evans & Sutherland and Rediffusion Simulation.

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