EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE REGISTRANT
Under our bylaws, our Board elects our executive officers annually. Each executive officer remains in office until that officer ceases to be an officer or his or her successor is elected. There are no family relationships among any of our executive officers. As of the close of business on June 7, 2018, our executive officers were as follows:
Position Held with Registrant
Jonathan E. Baliff
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
L. Don Miller
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia (EAMEA)
Timothy J. Knapp
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Senior Vice President, Americas
Brian J. Allman
Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
Vice President and Chief Safety Officer
Vice President, Human Resources
Mr. Baliff was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2014. He joined us and served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from October 2010 to June 2014. Mr. Baliff also served as President from June 2014 to July 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Baliff had been the Executive Vice President, Strategy at NRG Energy since May 2008, where he led the development and implementation of NRG’s corporate strategy, as well as acquisitions and business alliances. Prior to joining NRG, Mr. Baliff was in Credit Suisse’s Global Energy Group, where he advised energy companies on merger and acquisition assignments and project and corporate financings since 1996, most recently as a Managing Director. Mr. Baliff started his business career at Standard and Poor’s and then JP Morgan’s Natural Resources Group. Mr. Baliff served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force for eight years from 1985 to 1993 in numerous assignments flying the F-4G Phantom, including the first combat missions during the first Gulf War. Mr. Baliff was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain.
Mr. Miller was appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in August 2015. He previously served as our Senior Vice President, Mergers, Acquisitions and Integration from June 2015 to August 2015. Before that he served as our Vice President, Mergers, Acquisitions and Integration from November 2014 to June 2015 and our Vice President, Strategy and Structured Transactions from 2010 to 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Miller worked as an independent consultant from 2008 to 2010 assisting companies in capital markets and in a financial advisory capacity. He was previously the post-petition President and Chief Executive Officer for Enron North America Corp. and Enron Power Marketing, Inc. from 2001 to 2007 and also served in senior financial positions with Enron, including Director – Finance and Vice President, Asset Marketing Group from 1998 to 2001. His career also includes seven years in senior financial positions with Citicorp Securities, Inc. and four years as an account executive with Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc. Mr. Miller is a Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”) charterholder.
Mr. Corbett was appointed as Senior Vice President, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia (EAMEA) in June 2018. He previously served as Vice President, EAMEA from June 2017 to June 2018. Before that he served as Region Director of the Europe Caspian Region from April 2015 to June 2017 and Region Director of the Europe Business Unit (EBU) from August 2014 to March 2015, in which capacities he had commercial and operational oversight of the region, including the successful transition to a fully Bristow-operated U.K. search and rescue service. Prior to joining the Company in August 2014, Mr. Corbett worked since 1985 in a number of management positions with Baker Hughes Incorporated, including vice president positions in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa, most recently serving as Vice President, Sub Sahara Africa from 2011 to 2014.
Mr. Knapp was appointed as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in September 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Knapp was Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer at SourceGas LLC from January 2012 to February 2016, at which time SourceGas Holdings LLC was acquired by Black Hills Corp. He previously served SourceGas LLC as Deputy General Counsel from March 2009 to December 2011. Prior to joining SourceGas LLC, he served as a partner at Knapp & Rome, LLC, specializing in energy from 1993 to 2009. Mr. Knapp obtained a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, from Ohio State University.
Mr. Phillips was appointed as Senior Vice President, Americas in June 2018. He previously served as Vice President, Americas from June 2017 to June 2018 and as Vice President, Global Operations Services from April 2016 to June 2017. Before that he served as Region Director of the Americas Region from July 2013 to April 2016, in which role he was responsible for operations and business development efforts in the region, and as Director of Flight Operations from April 2008 to July 2013. Since joining the Company in 2003, he has also served as Head of Flight Operations (Europe), Chief Pilot, Director of Training and Check Airman. Mr. Phillips has more than 10,000 total hours in flight time in both fixed and rotary wing aircraft, and holds certifications including Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), Certified Flight Instrument Instructor (CFII), Multi Engine Instructor (MEI), Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) and Air Transport Pilot (ATP). He began his flying career in the U.S. Army in 1988. He graduated from
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