Bell Helicopter names new vp for commercial business

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, said Dec. 1 it has named Matthew J. Hasik executive vice president of commercial business, succeeding Danny Maldonado, who has been selected to be president and chief executive officer of Textron Financial.

Hasik will lead the combined commercial sales and marketing and commercial programs organization as Bell Helicopter continues to expand its global sales. Additionally, Barry Kohler has been named executive vice president, customer service and support, replacing Eric Cardinali who will lead global operations for Textron’s Kautex business unit. Kohler has led Bell Helicopter’s Mirabel assembly center as president of Bell Helicopter Textron Canada since 2009. Bell Helicopter also announced the following leadership changes: John Klopfer, president of Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, will return to Bell Helicopter as vice president of commercial business finance. Klopfer will be succeeded by Raymond Leduc.

Patrick Moulay has been promoted to vice president, global sales and marketing, and Larry Roberts has been appointed vice president of sales and marketing for the Bell 525 Relentless program. All changes are effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Betty Dillard bdillard@bizpress.net