Friday, May 1, 2015
Airbus Helicopters’ creation of the Digital Strategy position underscores the significance of digitalization in all aspects of the company’s operations – from design, development and production to customer support and services – along with Airbus Group’s top priority on digital technologies in 2015.
“The evolution of digital capabilities is a key element of Airbus Helicopters’ global transformation plan, which is focused on better serving and satisfying our customers,” explained Airbus Helicopters’ President & CEO Guillaume Faury. “Embedded in the Strategy department, Stéphane will be capitalizing on and further fostering the digital initiatives we have already implemented.”
Chery joined Airbus Helicopters four years ago as the Head of External Communications, developing the company’s image and reputation – and supporting the branding of its new identity within Airbus Group. His career includes 15 years of experience in change management and corporate communications.
Tom began his career at Bell Helicopter in 2013 as an instructor specialist at the Bell Helicopter Training Academy. During his time there, Tom built relationships with customers by serving as a subject matter expert and a standardization instructor in support of the Bell 429 program. Tom started his aviation career by working as a commercial pilot in Grand Forks, N.D. and as a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota. He now has over 17 years of industry experience.
“We are very pleased to have Tom join the commercial sales team and know he will do an excellent job,” said Anthony Moreland, Bell Helicopter’s vice president of North American sales. “His vast knowledge of the industry will deliver an even greater customer experience.”
Tom is a graduate of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, University of North Dakota. He served 15 years in the United States Navy as an Officer and Naval Aviator where he served in Europe, South America, the Middle East and the Pacific. He is a Member of the American Helicopter Society International and the Naval Helicopter Association, and is an FAA air transport licensed pilot and certified flight instructor.
The project and contract management programs are offered as a minor or standalone certificates and are designed for working adults looking to pursue a career or enhance their skills in these growing fields. The aviation management program is available to students as a bachelor’s degree and can be fully completed online.
Prior to this position, Molnar most recently served as the Senior Program Manager for C5T Corporation, where he lead business development strategies and was acting project and program manager for large-scale initiatives. Prior to this he completed a distinguished career with the military that spanned more than 28 years with various roles including Commander, Portfolio Manager, Program Director and Program Manager. He has extensive experience in the fields of project management, contract and change management, operations and logistics.
“This position is crucial to the advancement of our programs and we look forward to leveraging Andy’s unique skill set and expertise to serve many more of our adult students seeking degrees and certificates,” says Beth Winfrey Freeburg, Ph. D., Professor and Dean of the School for Professional Studies at Saint Louis University.
Molnar received his Master’s in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Air Force’s Air University as well as a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University. He also completed his Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences from the University of Akron, with a minor in Mathematics, and holds a Master Certificate in Project Management from Villanova University.