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Bristow Group appoints William Collins to SVP, global operations

William CollinsBristow Group, a provider of industrial aviation services, announced the appointment of William Collins to senior vice president global operations.
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Mr. Collins joins Bristow from American Airlines, where he most recently served as vice president, aircraft, engine and components operations responsible for the airlines’ aircraft overhaul division in the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Prior to joining the airline, Mr. Collins held various positions of increasing seniority within the Aviation Systems division of General Electric from 2004 to 2010, ultimately serving as the vice president and general manager.

Previous to General Electric, he held leadership positions at Moog, Inc., Bell Technologies, the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Mr. Collins assumes the senior vice president global operations role from Chet Akiri, who has been serving as acting senior vice president global operations in addition to his role as chief commercial officer since April 2016.

With this change, Mr. Akiri, as Bristow’s chief commercial officer, will be responsible for all revenue for the company, including the company’s core oil and gas business as well as new revenue growth opportunities from its continued diversification into other commercial and government sectors.



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