MD Helicopters Announces New Leadership
Seasoned team leads manufacturer to new opportunities
Mesa, Ariz., April 29, 2021
MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced the addition of new members to its leadership team, paving the way for further increased product expansion, growth, and delivery on customer expectations.
“The last year has been an exciting and transformative time for MD Helicopters. We have made significant changes to our leadership team, adding individuals with the skill, experience, and power to lead us into the future alongside the rest of our leadership team,” said Alan Carr, Sole Director of MDHI’s board of directors. “We are already seeing the results from these actions as our deliveries build and processes improve, even in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a new day for MD Helicopters.”
Mario Coracides — Vice President, Supply Chain. In this position, he oversees the supply chain strategy with an eye toward improving productivity, reliability, and supplier quality while gaining cost efficiencies and better preparing the company to succeed after the pandemic.
A Six Sigma Black Belt, Coracides has a long and proven 25-year track record of driving continuous improvements in supply chain and operations for complex global commercial companies serving public and private organizations. He was most recently responsible for global operations and supply chain as Senior Vice President for Vectrus, a publicly traded government service provider and distributor. He has held senior leadership roles for Pacific Architects and Engineers (PAE), Dresser-Rand, and Finmeccanica S.p.a. and roles of increasing responsibility at Honeywell, United Technologies, and General Electric.
Marc Brodeur — Vice President, Commercial and Military Sales. In this pivotal position, Brodeur is responsible for the leadership of the MDHI military and commercial sales and marketing team, developing new business opportunities and creating customized solutions aligned to customer requirements.
An aviator and retired U.S. Army Colonel, Brodeur brings more than 20 years of experience in relationship building, global sales, and business development in aerospace and defense industries to his new role. He most recently served as Group Vice President Business Development and Strategy for TAT Group and TAT Technologies. He has also held senior level sales and marketing roles for Smiths Aerospace, Goodrich, and Ultra Electronics Flight Line Systems.
Barry Sullivan — Chief Financial Officer. Sullivan manages the company’s finance, accounting, tax, risk management, collection, legal and contracts and information technology departments. He plays a key role in progressing MDHI’s financial and information technology systems to drive continuous improvement throughout the organization.
Sullivan brings more than 25 years of financial and operational executive experience to MDHI, with a focus on private equity companies. Most recently he served as an independent consultant/strategic advisor to the board of directors for a private equity defense industry manufacturer. He has served as the Chief Financial Officer for HDT Global, Ecotality, Diamondback Tactical, ProLink Holdings Corp, and Robertson Fuel Systems. At Robertson, he led the successful sale of the organization to a NYSE company. Sullivan has also worked in public accounting firms PricewaterhouseCoopers; Bold Beranek and Newman; Stavisky, Shapiro & Whyte; and his own Sullivan & Drooks, which was acquired by American Express Tax and Business Services.
Duncan Koerbel – Vice President, Program Management. In this newly created executive-level position, Koerbel oversees day-to-day activities of MDHI’s program management department, building on existing processes and structure while driving program execution and accountability.
Koerbel brings more than 35 years of program management, engineering, and executive leadership experience to MDHI. His past positions include chief technology officer at Suzlon Wind Energy, vice president and general management roles at Fairchild Dornier, Lockheed Martin, and Bombardier Aerospace, and President of Adam Aircraft in Denver.
Rounding out the MDHI leadership team are: Cheryl Bazzell as Vice President, Global Human Resources; Nick Nenadovic as Vice President, Aftermarket and Customer Support; Chris Jaran as Chief Operating Officer; Ramon Moro as Vice President, Engineering; James Rodriguez as Vice President, Operations; Richard Caplette as Vice President, Quality; and Jeff Adamcik as Deputy General Counsel and Secretary.
About MD Helicopters, Inc.
MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), is a leading rotorcraft manufacturer of American Made commercial, military, law enforcement, and air-rescue helicopters. The MDHI family of rotorcraft is world renowned for its value, versatility, and performance. Commercial offerings include the MD 500E, MD 530F, MD 520N, MD 600N, and twin-engine MD 902 Explorer. The MD 530F Cayuse Warrior and MD 530G Attack Helicopter comprise the company’s high-performance military offerings. A key feature of the MD 902, MD 600N, and MD 520N is the innovative NOTAR® system for anti-torque control with no tail rotor – exclusively by MDHI to provide safer, quieter performance and confined-area access capability.