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Erickson Welcomes New Vice President of Government Services, Brian Pierson

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 04, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce Brian Pierson as Vice President of Government Services. In this role he will lead all worldwide Government Aviation Services functions.

“Erickson has nearly 50 years of expertise in serving defense, military, emergency response and humanitarian efforts,” said Jeff Roberts, CEO and President of Erickson Incorporated. “With Brian’s leadership, we look forward to improving and expanding our global capabilities for government aviation services.”

Mr. Pierson has more than three decades of experience in global operations, information technology, manufacturing, strategy and management. Before joining Erickson, Mr. Pierson served as Chief Operating Officer for HireRight the largest pre-employment and drug screening firm. Prior roles include serving as Senior Vice President of Global Operations and acting head of Research & Development at FEI Company, a NASDAQ-listed technology firm. At FEI he was responsible for the global IT, manufacturing and engineering organizations.

“The Erickson fleet is rich with versatile aircraft that can a variety of projects can utilize,” said Pierson. “In addition to our fixed-wing aircraft, the helicopters are capable of a tremendous range of services.”

Mr. Pierson started his career in the United States Army as an Officer in a variety of assignments, including various international assignments and deployments. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics (Operations Research) from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.

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