Santiago Crespo joins Erickson Air-Crane

Erickson Air Crane
Erickson Air-Crane appoints Santiago Crespo as vice president of Global Sales & Marketing.

Most recently, Crespo was the global key account director for CHC Helicopter, where he was responsible for managing its Oil & Gas business with over $1 billion in annual revenues.

Udo Rieder, chief executive officer of Erickson Air-Crane commented, “Achieving our vision for the Company as a large, global, and highly diversified aviation services provider will require thoughtful leadership and insight from a world-class team of managers. Santiago’s deep understanding of the rotorcraft business, his experience in both Oil & Gas and government contracting and international operations and his prior tenure with Evergreen Helicopters provide for an extraordinary fit with our organization. We believe he will play a key role in the future of our Company and we are excited to benefit from his experience and expertise.”

Crespo holds an undergraduate degree in Finance from the Catholic University of Ecuador and received his MBA from the University of Portland. He is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Crespo said “I am excited to join the team at Erickson and believe that the Company has an excellent opportunity to grow into one of the world’s leading aviation services companies. I am particularly pleased to have the benefit of several years with the Evergreen operations and to have significant work and life experience in South America, which following the pending Air Amazonia transaction, will become an even more important focus for our strategic growth plan.”

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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