Bell Helicopter Announces New Members to Executive Leadership Team

Bell Helicopter announced today new additions to its Executive Leadership Team

Pete Riley, executive vice president, Integrated Operations will retire at the end of the year after eleven years of service at Textron. As a leader of Bell Helicopter’s Integrated Operations (IO) team, he has been a driving force across manufacturing, supply chain, quality and assembly operations. Under Riley’s leadership, Bell Helicopter increased its output in both Fort Worth and Mirabel, and successfully completed the production ramp of the V-22 program, achieving production of 40 V-22s per year in less than five years. Riley also contributed to the establishment of a safety first culture throughout the company. He will remain with Bell Helicopter through the end of the year to ensure a smooth and effective transition.

Jeff Lowinger, executive vice president, Engineering and Commercial Programs, will be taking a leadership position outside of Bell Helicopter. During Lowinger’s five year tenure with the company, he has been instrumental in the development of new products like the Bell 525 Relentless and the recently announced Bell SLS, as well as customer-driven upgrades to legacy aircraft. Lowinger fostered a renewed focus on research, innovation and talent development throughout the Engineering and Commercial Programs functions that will enable Bell Helicopter to better meet the needs of its customers and conquer challenges in the future.

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