New Leaders Appointed at MD Helicopters

 - October 19, 2006, 10:12 AM

Outsiders have been brought in to lead a recovery at MD Helicopters. The appointments follow the recent acquisition of the Mesa, Ariz., company by New York financial firm Patriarch Partners. Robert Rene, previously CEO of Hilton Hotels division InnMedia, was named MD Helicopters’ CEO. Randy Kesterson, formerly executive v-p and COO of Curtiss-Wright Controls, was appointed COO. The two men will lead a “new executive management team” for the company.