Helicopter operator Era Group has announced that Crystal Gordon has been appointed Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer. She will assume the role on 1 January 2019.
“Crystal’s professional experience and skillset are an ideal fit for this important leadership role at Era, and we are thrilled to have her help lead the pursuit of our strategic priorities during this pivotal time in the global helicopter industry,” said Chris Bradshaw, Era’s President and CEO. “Her technical expertise, energetic drive and commitment to safety complement our management culture, and we will benefit from her extensive M&A experience in the aviation industry.”
Crystal brings to the role her background in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and aviation. She recently served as Executive Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Air Methods Corporation, a large air ambulance operator. She was able to manage all aspects of the company’s legal, risk management and compliance functions while also advising on over US$700 million of strategic acquisitions and partnerships. Crystal commented: “I am excited to join the team at Era. The company is well positioned to succeed in this dynamic industry environment, and I look forward to working alongside the management team to execute on the company’s strategic initiatives.”