American Eurocopter Adds Vice President of Sales

Grand Prairie, TX – February 17, 2011 – American Eurocopter, the number one commercial helicopter manufacturer in the United States, announced today that Treg Manning has joined the company as Vice President of Sales.

Manning brings more than 20 years of experience in the aviation community to American Eurocopter. He started his management career in 1993 with Air Methods in Business Development and was successful in growing the company’s annual sales and establishing an international sales network.

In 1998 he joined Bell Helicopter as a Marketing Manager for the EMS sector and was later put in charge of sales for Central and Eastern Europe. He was promoted to Executive Director, North American Sales in 2002. He continued his career at Bell leading the deployment of Six Sigma into the strategic and transactional business functions. In 2006, he assumed the responsibility of the Strategic Marketing Department developing a multi-tiered cross-functional team focused on commercial product and globalization strategy.

“I am delighted to have Treg join the team,” said Anthony DiNota, American Eurocopter Vice President, Commercial Sales, Marketing and Customer Support. “He brings a tremendous background in helicopter sales and business development, and he will help us define and grow our sales organization as we evolve as a company.”

Manning comes to American Eurocopter from Med-Trans Corporation where he held the position of Senior Vice President of Business Development, responsible for developing market opportunities throughout the United States.

Manning will begin his new role at American Eurocopter on February 28th and will report to DiNota. He will lead the company’s sales team and market specialists focused on new helicopter sales.

“This is an exciting opportunity,” said Manning. “American Eurocopter is the undisputed leader in the industry and I am looking forward to being part of the team. I am anxious to get started as I believe there is a lot of potential to expand the business.”

Manning earned his MBA from Baylor University and has a BBA in Marketing from Texas Tech University.

About American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter is the U.S. affiliate of Eurocopter, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world, and a subsidiary of EADS North America Holdings, the North American operations of EADS, the second largest aerospace and defense company in the world. American Eurocopter is a helicopter manufacturer and markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and para-public helicopters offered by any manufacturer. The product line represents the most cost-effective, technologically-advanced helicopters, ranging from light single to heavy twin, serving all markets and missions. American Eurocopter’s headquarters and main facility are in Grand Prairie, TX, with a large manufacturing and production facility in Columbus, MS.

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