Helicopter services company Bristow Group has promoted L. Don Miller to president and CEO and appointed him as a member of the board of directors late last week. Miller, who previously served as the company's senior v-p and CFO, replaces Thomas Amonett, executive vice chairman of Bristow Group's board of directors, who served as interim president following the announced retirement of previous president and CEO Jonathan Baliff late last year. Baliff officially left the company Thursday, but will remain a paid consultant for the next four months.
Miller joined Bristow Group in 2010 and has held several leadership positions within the company's finance and strategy functions, including vice president of mergers, acquisitions, and integration. "As we continue to navigate through challenging times, Don's steady hand will provide important and needed continuity,” said Tom Knudson, director and chairman of Bristow Group's board of directors.
Miller is being replaced as CFO and senior v-p by Brian Allman, who was previously vice president and chief accounting officer for Bristow, and will continue as Bristow's chief accounting officer. Allman joined Bristow in 2006 as director of financial reporting. "While leading our global accounting and tax team, Brian played an important role in our recent financings and is fully integrated with our investor relations, internal audit, and financial forecasting and modeling functions," said Miller.