Salus Aviation, a global helicopter MRO and rotary and fixed wing aircraft sales and leasing company, announced a new executive leadership team. In December 2022, Salus Aviation purchased the helicopter division of Airwork Holdings Limited (NZ), adding to a portfolio that already includes Oceania Aviation (NZ) and Heli Parts Network (USA). The addition of Airwork to the portfolio makes Salus Aviation one of the largest helicopter MRO operations in the world.
Under the leadership of CEO Greg Edmonds the new executive team will steer the direction of all of the businesses now operating as Salus Aviation. Airwork transitioned to Salus Aviation earlier this year, and Oceania Aviation and Heli Parts Network will follow shortly.
“The executive leadership team all have extensive experience in their specialized areas and I am confident the company will grow substantially under their leadership,” said Edmonds.
Philipp Antwerpen has been promoted to Executive General Manager MRO. With more than 12 years’ experience in the aviation sector, Antwerpen was formerly responsible for global MRO sales.
As the Executive General Manager Aircraft Sales and Leasing, Wayne Christie and his team provide solutions for customers looking for aircraft to lease or buy. Christie, who has over 30 years of experience in aviation, is also head of the fleet team that manages the 44 helicopters Salus Aviation has on lease across every continent.
Suauu Poloa joined Salus Aviation in 2022 as Chief Financial Officer and heads up the finance, treasury, budget, reporting and analysis, and commercial functions for the group. Poloa has over 15 years’ international accounting experience with roles across the retail and health and fitness industries.
Dwayne McCalman joins the executive team as General Manager Supply Chain, with over 22 years’ experience in the commercial aviation industry. McCalman has for the last eight years led MRO supply chain operations.
Salus Aviation has also appointed Alan Bradbury as General Manager Safety and Compliance. With 23 years of experience in operational safety management, Bradbury is also a SME in the practice of Just Culture, which refers to a system of shared accountability in which organizations are accountable for the systems they have designed.
Lisa Holland has returned to Salus Aviation as General Manager, People and Capability, after a short break away from aviation.
Joining the executive and promoted from within the business, Dajanna Campion has been appointed as General Manager of Marketing. She has been in aviation for almost eight years and has more than 25 years of experience within the field of marketing.
The full Executive Leadership Team comprises:
• Chief Executive Officer, Greg Edmonds
• Chief Financial Officer, Suauu Poloa
• Executive General Manager, MRO, Philipp Antwerpen
• Executive General Manager, Aircraft Sales and Leasing, Wayne Christie
• General Manager, Supply Chain and Logistics, Dwayne McCalman
• General Manager, People and Capability, Lisa Holland
• General Manager, Safety and Compliance, Alan Bradbury
• General Manager, Marketing, Dajanna Campion
• Executive General Manager, USA, To be appointed.