Bristow announces new CEO and CFO


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Under the eyes of corporate law firms investigating Bristow for potential securities fraud, the company has just appointed a new CEO to take the helm during this rocky period.

After Baliff announced he was stepping down in November last year, Bristow began the search for a new chief, settling on its own vice president and CFO Don Miller. The appointment is effective as of 1 March.

Miller will be taking the helm from Thomas Amonett who served as the interim president.

Tom Knudson, director and chairman of Bristow Group’s board of directors said: “Don’s energy, intellect and commitment to the Bristow team and our customers gives the board full confidence in his ability to lead Bristow, the world’s leading industrial aviation solutions provider.

“As we continue to navigate through challenging times, Don’s steady hand will provide important and needed continuity. Don’s knowledge of the business and our clients coupled with his extensive experience in financial and capital markets position him well to lead this great company.”

Miller joined Bristow in 2010 and has held several positions in the company, including vice president of mergers, acquisitions and integration and as a chartered financial analyst.

Alongside this announcement, Brian Allman has been promoted to Miller’s position as the senior vice president and CFO for Bristow, but will also continue to act in his current position as Bristow’s chief accounting officer.

“Bristow serves a critical role in the oil and gas and search and rescue industries and beyond, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead the company through one of the most dynamic markets in recent history,” said Miller.

“Bristow has the best employees in the world, with an unwavering commitment to safety and our clients. I’m confident we will continue to provide unparalleled service as we work through our challenges and become an even better long-term partner to our clients.”