November 12 - Effective December 1, 2014, Jim Rankin will become the president and chief executive officer of Columbia Helicopters.

This follows the retirements of current chairman of the board, Nancy Lematta, and current ceo, Michael Fahey; and the promotion of Stan Wilson from president to chairman of the board of directors.

Rankin joins Columbia Helicopters' management team after most recently serving as president and ceo of regional airline Air Wisconsin.