Columbia Helicopters Names Mark Johnson as Vice President of Human Resources

Columbia Helicopters is pleased to announce that Mark Johnson has joined the company as Vice President of Human Resources. Johnson joins Columbia Helicopters from a long career of progressively more senior roles including leadership of the Human Resources function in a variety of regional and global companies including large industry segment leaders like Wacom, Standard Insurance, and Tektronix, and specialized niche companies like SRSM Inc., Serena Software and WebTrends.
“Mark’s breadth of experience in Human Resources and his “customer service” philosophy is an excellent fit for Columbia. We are a complex business and we have a diverse employee base working across the globe in highly specialized roles. Our people are truly the reason we are so successful. I am confident that Mark is the right leader to drive Columbia’s commitment to supporting our people.” said Columbia Helicopters CEO and President, Jim Rankin. Johnson also shares a unique connection to Columbia Helicopters: Early in his career Johnson was a wildland firefighter, which provided substantial experience with helicopters including Columbia Helicopters’ own aircraft.
“Columbia Helicopters’ leadership position in the industry is a testament to the quality of its people,” said Johnson. “I am thrilled to be joining Columbia, and for the opportunity to serve employees around the world who are so committed to the success of Columbia’s customers.”
Johnson joined Columbia Helicopters in early October of this year, reporting directly to Rankin.
Columbia Helicopters is the world leader in commercial heavy-lift helicopter operations. The company owns, operates and maintains a fleet of Columbia Model 234 Chinook helicopters, Columbia Vertol 107-II helicopters, and Boeing CH-47D helicopters. These aircraft are operated around the world, supporting construction, logging, fire-fighting, petroleum exploration and military operations.

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