New managing director for Bell Helicopter in China

Bell Helicopter has announced at Airshow China 2012, that Chris Jaran has been promoted to managing director in China. In this role, Jaran is responsible for all marketing and sales activities within China as Bell Helicopter. Jaran brings more than 30 years of total aviation industry experience in both engineering and commercial products. Jaran is very familiar with the Chinese aerospace industry, having worked in management positions within China coordinating both domestically and with international partners for several major programs.

“I am thrilled to have Chris bring his experience and track record of success to Bell Helicopter,” said Danny Maldonado, Bell Helicopter’s executive vice president of Sales and Marketing. “He has an intimate knowledge of not only what it takes to deliver what customers in China are looking for, but also knows how to expand and build the partnerships necessary for long-term success. We have been focused on bringing the top talent in the aerospace industry to meet the needs of our growing customer base and Chris will be a big part of our future success.”

Jaran has held a variety of positions with increasing levels of responsibility across the industry over the years. Jaran earned a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering as well as completed course work for a doctorate degree in Aeronautical Engineering.

Terry Spruce

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