Change in leadership at Enstrom Helicopter
January 28, 2014 ByCarey Fredericks
Jan. 28, 2014, Menominee, Mi. - Jerry Mullins, president and CEO of Enstrom Helicopter, announced his retirement effective January 31. A veteran in the aviation industry for some 40 years, Mullins said of his tenure: “It’s been a great run. Part of me will always be connected to the helicopter industry.”
Mullins and his wife, Nancy, will be moving to Texas to be closer to family, which include twin grandchildren. “I look forward to being known as papa rather than president,” he said, referring to his enjoyable role as grandfather. “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.
Enstrom announced that Tracy Biegler will be promoted to president and CEO effective February 1. Biegler is currently serving as vice president. A 26-year veteran of the aviation industry, and 10 year employee with Enstrom, Biegler said the leadership change will support the continued growth at Enstrom initiated by Mullins. “We’ve had a change of ownership in the last 15 months, and we’re currently in the process of populating our expanded facility,” Biegler said. “The company has increased its workforce and production capacity. 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, Calif., in late February.