Bell Helicopter names new CEO as Garrison departs

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
October 19, 2015 | Fort Worth, Tx.
By The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Textron Inc. has announced a change at the top of Bell Helicopter late Thursday as John Garrison, Bell’s CEO since 2009, was named president and CEO of Terex Corp.

Mitch Snyder, currently executive vice president of military business at the Fort Worth-based helicopter manufacturer, will take over as Bell’s president and CEO. Snyder joined Bell in 2004 and has overseen the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor program. He previously worked for Lockheed Martin.

“Mitch steps into the leadership position during one of the most exciting times in Bell’s history,” said Scott Donnelly, chief executive of Bell’s parent company, Textron, in a statement.

“He will focus on extending the great success we’ve built for established programs like the V-22 and H-1 military programs, while also growing our strong pipeline of new products such as the 525 Relentless, 505 Jet Ranger X and the V-280 Valor — to name just a few,” he said. | READ MORE

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