March 5, 2019
Bristow Group has named L Don Miller president and chief executive officer and appointed him to the board of directors. Miller previously served as the company's senior vice president and chief financial officer.
The company has extended its thanks to Thomas Amonett, executive vice chairman of the board, for his service as interim President following the retirement of previous president and CEO Jonathan Baliff.
“Don's energy, intellect and commitment to the Bristow team and our customers gives the board full confidence in his ability to lead Bristow, the world's leading industrial aviation solutions provider,” says director and chairman of the board Tom Knudson. “As we continue to navigate through challenging times, Don's steady hand will provide important and needed continuity. His knowledge of the business and our clients, coupled with his extensive experience in financial and capital markets, position him well to lead this great company.”
Miller joined Bristow Group in 2010 and has held several leadership positions within the company's finance and strategy functions including vice president of mergers, acquisitions and integration. A Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder, he was also named a finalist for the 2018 Houston Business Journal CFO of the Year award.
“Bristow serves a critical role in the oil and gas and search and rescue industries and beyond, and I'm honoured to have the opportunity to lead the company through one of the most dynamic markets in recent history,” says Miller. “Bristow has the best employees in the world, with an unwavering commitment to safety and our clients. I'm confident we will continue to provide unparalleled service as we work through our challenges and become an even better long-term partner to our clients.”
Additionally, the company announced that Brian Allman has been promoted and will replace Miller as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Allman was previously vice president and chief accounting officer, and will continue as chief accounting officer. Allman joined the company in 2006 as director of financial reporting.
“Brian is a well-respected financial leader both internally and externally,” adds Miller. “While leading our global accounting and tax team, he played an important role in our recent financings and is fully integrated with our investor relations, internal audit and financial forecasting and modeling functions.”
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