Erickson Air-Crane Appoints Glenn Splieth As Vice President Of Global Human Resources

Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) (“Erickson” or “the Company”), a leading global provider of aviation services to a diverse mix of commercial and government customers, and the vertically-integrated manufacturer and operator of the powerful heavy-lift Erickson S-64 Aircrane helicopter, announced today that Glenn Splieth has been named Vice President of Global Human Resources, effective October 14, 2013.

Mr. Splieth has over 25 years of experience in human resources management and program development. He was most recently with RadiSys Corporation, a leading wireless infrastructure and solutions provider for telecom, aerospace, and defense applications. At Radisys, Mr. Splieth directed company-wide HR management in 12 countries across Europe, North America, and Asia, and was deeply involved in acquisition integration. Prior to his tenure with RadiSys Corporation, Mr. Splieth held HR leadership positions at NetTest Corporation, Epson Portland, Inc., Mentor Graphics Corporation and Hewlett Packard Corporation.

Udo Rieder, Chief Executive Officer of Erickson, commented, “We believe that Glenn will be invaluable to us as we continue to build a strong platform and pursue a global growth opportunity providing aerial services to an increasingly diverse customer base of both commercial and government entities. We look forward to having the benefit of Glenn’s expertise as we continue to build a team of talented, seasoned executives and employees, execute our strategy, and reinforce our culture of success. ”

The Company noted that Mr. Splieth has human resources management experience in the areas of change management, organizational development, global employee relations, compensation, benefits, learning and development, and staffing. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Natural Resource Management from Utah State University and a Masters of Public Administration from Montana State University.

Mr. Splieth commented, “Erickson has quickly established itself as one of the world's leading aviation services providers, and I'm thrilled to begin my tenure with the Company. I’m excited to be part of such a strong executive management team, and I eagerly look forward to contributing my expertise to our continued growth and development.”

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