Borgman To Retire

 - October 4, 2007, 5:38 AM

Sikorsky announced that company chairman Dean Borgman will retire in July. His decision brings to a close a distinguished rotorcraft career that stretches back into the 1960s.

Borgman has held the position of chairman since last year; before that he served for nearly five years as company president. He expressed his strong confidence in newly appointed president Steve Finger. “In the months we have worked closely together, I have been continually impressed by Steve’s clarity of vision, his relentless pursuit of our great future and his unwavering commitment to delight our customers. Under Steve’s leadership, I have very high expectations for Sikorsky.”

Before coming to Sikorsky, Borgman served as senior v-p in charge of Boeing’s helicopter center in Mesa, Ariz. He was named to the post after the merger of Boeing and McDonnell Douglas Helicopter. Borgman held a number of posts with McDonnell Douglas Helicopter, including that of president. Borgman also spent six years in the U.S. Army Aviation Command, where he served the last two years as director of advanced systems.