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Erickson Hires Senior Leadership in Business Development

Trey Williams, Senior Director of Sales for Government Aviation Services;

Will Fulton, Senior Director of Sales for Commercial Aviation Services;
Tony Lustig, Senior Director of Business Development Asia Pacific; and
Scott Ellis, Director of Sales MRO and Manufacturing

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) hired several new additions in senior leadership to complement its business development and sales capabilities. Joining Erickson as Senior Director of Sales for the company’s Government Aviation Services is Richard “Trey” Williams. William “Will” Fulton is the new Senior Director of Sales for Commercial Aviation Services. Tony Lustig has been hired as Senior Director of Business Development for the company’s Asia Pacific region. Scott Ellis returns to Erickson as Director of Sales MRO and Manufacturing.

“Erickson is a customer-focused company,” Jeff Roberts, Erickson President and CEO said. “These individuals will help increase our customer relationships and the number of customer contacts, broadening market awareness of the many services Erickson has to offer.”

Trey Williams, Senior Director of Sales for Government Aviation Services, will expand sales and customer support services to the U.S. Government as well as international government entities and agencies. Mr. Williams has extensive business development and operations management expertise with both the United States military and the commercial aviation industry. Prior to entering private industry, Mr. Williams served as an aviation officer in the United States Army where he led, planned and coordinated worldwide aviation operations. He has since directed business development for several large aviation companies, managed sales and marketing, and is currently an active officer of operations management for the United States Army Reserve. Mr. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from East Carolina University.

Will Fulton, Senior Director of Sales for Commercial Aviation Services, will source new business opportunities and provide additional customer service for the wide variety of global aviation services that Erickson provides. These services include projects in construction, energy, firefighting, and logging. Mr. Fulton began his career in the United States Army, where he served as an aviation officer and Apache pilot with multiple combat deployments. Following his military service, Mr. Fulton led research and development projects, and then moved to business strategy, marketing and sales management at Bell Helicopter. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from West Point, and a Masters of Business Administration from Texas Christian University.

Tony Lustig, Senior Director of Business Development for Asia Pacific, is responsible for growing the company’s footprint across the region. Mr. Lustig has more than 15 years senior-level management experience in corporate development, strategic growth, and leadership of global ventures. Previously, he drove strategy, partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions across several businesses at Lockheed Martin. Earlier, Mr. Lustig held senior-level engineering management positions on large-scale systems integration projects for the United States Air Force, the Department of Defense, NASA and other federal agencies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Operations and Maintenance Management from San Jose State University, Masters of Business Administration in Financial Services and Investments from Golden State University, and attended the Kellogg Graduate School of Management Program at Northwestern University.

Scott Ellis, Director of Sales MRO and Manufacturing, has returned to Erickson since beginning his career with the company as an aircraft mechanic in the late 1970’s. Mr. Ellis spent the following twenty years in the Army National Guard, where he held maintenance, safety and operations leadership positions. He also assessed and repaired a wide variety or aircraft for the fleet. As part of the Erickson sales team, Mr. Ellis brings experience supporting defense operations and commercial markets.

About Erickson

Erickson is a leading global provider of aviation services and operates, maintains and manufactures utility aircraft to safely transport and place people and cargo around the world. The Company is self-reliant, multifaceted and operates in remote locations under challenging conditions specializing in Government Services, Manufacturing and MRO, and Commercial Services (comprised of firefighting, HVAC, power line, construction, timber harvesting, oil and gas and specialty lift). With roots dating back to 1960, Erickson operates a fleet of approximately 80 aircraft, is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA, and operates in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Australia. For more information, please visit our new website at www.ericksonaviation.com.

This press release contains certain statements relating to future results (including, without limitation, “believe,” “may,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “expect,” “predict”), which are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on beliefs of Company management, as well as assumptions and estimates based on information currently available to the Company, and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those anticipated, including certain other risks or uncertainties more fully described under the heading “Risk Factors” in our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K as well as in the other reports we file with the SEC from time to time, which are available at the SEC’s web site located at http://www.sec.gov. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events.

Contact Bobby Lambrix / Erickson—Media requests (503) 505-5885, blambrix@ericksonaviation.com Zachary Cotner—Investor Relations (503) 505-5804, zcotner@ericksonaviation.com

Source:Erickson, Incorporated