Erickson Air-Crane appoints Eric Struik as new CFO

Eric Struik takes as over Erickson Air-Crane’s new chief financial officer with immediate effect.
A Sikorsrky S-64 helciopter, operated by Erickson Air Crane, lands on water.

A Sikorsrky S-64 helciopter, operated by Erickson Air Crane, lands on water.

Erickson Air-Crane has hired Eric Struik as the company’s new chief financial officer.

He joins from electric motor company Remy International where he was vice president of finance. Before that he was vice president of finance and investor relations for Callaway Golf

Udo Rieder, chief executive officer of Erickson, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Eric to our growing and energetic team of talented executives. He has a strong track record of performance in financial analysis, planning, forecasting, and strategic finance. In particular, his experience with managing complex financial operations for global organizations makes for a particularly good fit with Erickson’s vision for the future. We look forward to benefitting from his broad experience and leadership capabilities.”

Struik said: “I’m excited to join Erickson, which I believe has an exceptional opportunity to emerge as one of world’s leading aviation services companies. I am proud to join this strong and growing executive team and share their vision for the future of the Company. I look forward to contributing to the capture of a powerful opportunity to create value in the business, for customers, partners, and our shareholders.

The company also recognised and thanked Chuck Ryan, its outgoing chief financial officer, for his dedication to the Company and the contributions he has made to its growth and success. Ryan will continue to assist the company on a transition basis until the end of 2013.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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