September 10 - Oregon based Erickson Air-Crane has announced the appointment of Eric K. Struik as its new chief financial officer.

Struik comes to Erickson with a degree in economics and nearly 20 years experience in finance, management and executive leadership for global organisations, serving his most recent role as vice president of finance at Remy International.

He takes over from Erickson's outgoing chief financial officer, Chuck Ryan, who will continue to assist the company on a transition basis until the end of 2013.