Heli-One, a provider of helicopter MRO services with operations in Canada, Norway and Poland, has added Christophe Simon to its sales and business development team. Simon is based in the UK and will work with existing customers and grow business development opportunities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Simon has been working in the aviation industry for over 20 years, with the majority of his time in sales roles in organisations such as Airbus, Thales and Bombardier/Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. He has a wide ranging sales background from aircraft sales, power by the hour programmes, avionics solutions, support contracts and technical services.
“I am excited to commence this new chapter in my career with Heli-One,” he says. “After starting my professional journey on military helicopters two decades ago, I am looking forward to applying my skills and experience with Heli-One, one of the most recognised and trusted names in the business. Heli-One has an extensive product and service offering, and I am looking forward to working with operators and owners to find collaborative solutions.”
Sales and marketing GM Carolyn Forsyth adds: “Christophe brings with him an exceptional track record of sales success for a diverse range of programmes. His strategic and optimistic approach in working with customers and business stakeholders will be well-valued and utilised at Heli-One.”
VP Christian Drouin concludes: “The EMEA market has great potential, and Christophe's addition to the team is key to growing Heli-One's business development opportunities there. His experience in a variety of markets will be beneficial to increasing Heli-One's brand awareness in the region.”
Prior to Heli-One, Simon was with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, formerly Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, in aircraft sales in European markets. He started his career in avionics engineering and subsequently has a deep commercial and technical background. He also holds a fixed-wing aircraft pilot's licence.