Grand Prairie, TX – September 7, 2010 – American Eurocopter, the number one commercial helicopter manufacturer in the United States, has named Anthony DiNota as Vice President of Commercial Sales, Marketing and Customer Support.
DiNota has held several key positions in the aviation industry and brings with him over 26 years of proven experience. He comes to American Eurocopter from Omniflight Helicopters, one of the leading air medical service providers, where he led the company as President and Chief Operating Officer responsible for the company’s sales, marketing, flight operations, customer service, maintenance and clinical services.
“Anthony’s leadership qualities, integrity and strong focus on the development and successful implementation of various strategic initiatives made him the top choice for this extremely important role in our company,” said Marc Paganini, President and CEO American Eurocopter. “His knowledge, influence and broad industry experience will help us lead in a changing U.S. helicopter industry. We welcome him in to our growing family.”
Under his direction and leadership of the Commercial Sales, Marketing and Customer Support department he will be supported by Rich Gross, who has been promoted to Senior Director Commercial Sales, Mark Jones, Director of Technical Support, and recently appointed Director of Supply Services, Jane Tischler. Tischler brings over 27 years experience in the materials and inventory business and will be responsible for Spares Sales, Customer Services and Fleet Operations Center, Customer Support and Repairables.
“I am extremely excited to join American Eurocopter to lead the strong Commercial Sales, Marketing and Customer Support Team,” said DiNota. “The company is without doubt the industry leader and I look forward to being part of this growing and successful company.”
Anthony earned his MBA from Shorter College and has a BS in Technology Programs in Aviation from Thomas Edison State College and has an FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Certification from Teterboro School of Aeronautics.
About American Eurocopter
American Eurocopter is a helicopter manufacturer that produces, markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and para-public helicopters offered by any manufacturer in the United States. The company is a subsidiary of EADS North America Holdings, the North American operations of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services, and is an affiliate of Eurocopter, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world. American Eurocopter’s product line represents the most cost-effective, technologically-advanced helicopters, ranging from light single to heavy twin, serving all markets and missions. Company headquarters and main facilities are located in Grand Prairie, TX, with a large manufacturing and production facility in Columbus, MS, that produces the UH-72A for the U.S. Army’s Light Utility Helicopter program.