Erickson Announces Leadership Change

PORTLAND, Ore., May 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Erickson Incorporated, a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today that Andrew Mills will serve as the interim president and CEO for the Company. Erickson exited bankruptcy on Friday, April 28th 2017 under new ownership comprised of a diverse shareholder group. Jeff Roberts resigned his position as president and CEO for the Company effective Friday, May 5th. The Erickson board thanks Jeff for his service to Erickson.

Mr. Mills has 25 years of experience in helicopter operations and contracting and his aerial services career has included doing business in more than 20 countries. Mr. Mills said, “I am optimistic about our future at Erickson. Our new owners and I believe we deliver a significant value to customers and given our recent restructuring, we now have a far better financial path to move forward. We appreciate the support of our many stakeholders around the world.”

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 Global Defense and Security, Manufacturing and MRO, and Civil Aviation Services (comprised of firefighting, HVAC, transmission line, construction, timber harvesting, oil and gas and specialty lift). With roots dating back to 1960, Erickson operates a fleet of over 50 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 website at www.ericksoninc.com.

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Source: Erickson, Incorporated