Bristow names retired U.S. Air Force general to its board

Offshore helicopter operator Bristow Group has hired a retired U.S. Air Force general to its board of directors, effective 23 May 2021.

Illustration; Source: Bristow
Maryanne Miller; Source: U.S. Air Force

Bristow said on Tuesday that it named retired four-star U.S. Air Force General Maryanne Miller with over 39 years of military service

Miller has led two major commands and is the only reserve officer in the history of the United States to achieve the rank of General to date.

She has extensive experience in rapid, global mobility and sustainment as the Commander of Air Mobility Command and the Commander of the Air Force Reserve.

As the Air Component for the U.S. Transportation Command, Miller was responsible for directing global air mobility operations in support of national security objectives. Her commands played a pivotal role in providing global airlift, air refuelling, aeromedical evacuation, humanitarian relief, and Presidential airlift support as directed.

Christopher S. Bradshaw, president and CEO of Bristow, said: “Maryanne brings a wealth of military and global mobility experience to our board of directors, and we look forward to leveraging her experience as Bristow pursues opportunities in adjacent markets such as government services, offshore wind, and advanced air mobility globally“.

Miller added: “I look forward to working with the existing board and utilizing my experience to help Bristow achieve its vision as the global leader in innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions.

I’m eager to begin working with the board and executive team as they pursue new opportunities that build upon more than seven decades of vertical flight experience as well as continue providing excellent service and value to their existing customers“.

Miller is a highly decorated officer with three Distinguished Service Medals and the Defense Superior Service Medal, among other awards and honours. She is a command pilot with more than 4,800 flying hours in numerous aircraft.

This new appointment to the board follows a recent executive leadership team shuffle at Bristow done to capitalise on new market conditions and the evolving energy transition.