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Bristow Group strengthens operational and leadership structure

Staff writer |
Houston, Tx., USA - April 19, 2016, Houston, Tx., USA - Bristow Group, a provider of industrial aviation services, announces that Chet Akiri has been named acting senior vice president operations and chief commercial officer.

Mr. Akiri joined Bristow in 2014 as Bristow's senior vice president and chief corporate development, new ventures and strategy officer.

Prior to joining Bristow, Mr. Akiri built high performance teams and successfully led strategic, commercial and operations planning and implementation in senior management positions at General Electric (GE).

He served as chief operating officer for Global Nuclear Fuels America, and vice president and general manager of GE Hitachi Parts Services, where he had full profit and loss responsibility and was accountable for sales and margin growth, product development, operations, manufacturing, supply chain and regulatory compliance.

He also served as a global sourcing leader for the Consumer & Appliances and Industrial Systems businesses, and was a merger and acquisition executive at GE's corporate headquarters and aviation units.

Jeremy Akel, who previously served as Bristow's senior vice president and chief operating officer, has departed the company, and Bristow is eliminating the chief operating officer position.


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