Enstrom Helicopter Corporation announces a change in leadership effective February 1, 2014.
Jerry Mullins, current President and CEO, announced his retirement on January 24. A veteran in the aviation industry for 40 years, Mullins says, “It’s a been a great run. Part of me will always be connected to the helicopter industry.” Mullins had previously served as President and CEO at Heli-Dyne Systems in Texas. “I have thoroughly enjoyed working in this industry with a wonderful group of highly dedicated people. I made friendships for life and appreciate all the support and opportunities the industry has offered.” Mullins will continue to work as a consultant to Enstrom through 2014.
Mullins and his wife Nancy will be moving to Texas to be closer to family, including twin grandchildren. “I look forward to being known as Papa rather than President, “ he says, referring to his anticipated role as grandfather.
Tracy Biegler, currently serving as Vice President, will be stepping into leadership as company President and CEO. Biegler, a 26-year veteran of the aviation industry, has been at Enstrom for ten years. The change in leadership is just one more transition at Enstrom and will support the growth initiated by Mullins. The company has already increased its workforce and production capacity. “We’ve also had a change of ownership in the last 15 months, and we’re currently in the process of populating our expanded facility,” said Biegler. “Look for Enstrom to take a bigger role on the global helicopter stage.”
The change in leadership will be formally announced at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California, in late February.