Maintenance Veteran Erickson Named ARSA President
Chris Erickson, chief repair station officer and compliance officer at Erickson Air-Crane, has been elected president of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) at the association’s annual board meeting. Erickson assumes the presidency after two years as the association’s senior vice president. Dr. Hans Jürgen-Loss, vice president of quality management at Lufthansa Technik, and Gary Fortner, vice president of quality management at Fortner Engineering, were elected ARSA’s senior vice president and treasurer, respectively, for 2010. Erickson began his aviation career in 1969 and has a diverse background in operating, maintaining and manufacturing helicopters and in working with civil aviation authorities worldwide. He joined Erickson Air-Crane in 1981 and has served in various managerial positions. In 2003 he became the compliance officer and chief repair station officer. In addition to executive leadership, ARSA announced its board of directors for 2009-2010. Joining Erickson, Jürgen-Loss and Fortner will be Ian Cheyne, vice president of Dallas Airmotive; Gary Hudnall, director of maintenance at Jet Center Medford; Gary Jordan, CEO of Jordan Propellers; William Peacher, senior vice president of Nordam; Jim Perdue, vice president of Sonico; and Dave Latimer, vice president of regulatory compliance at Timco.