Bell Helicopter Announces Additions to North American Sales Team

November 09, 2012

Forth Worth, TX - November 09, 2012 - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the addition of Ryan Denton and Will Fulton as regional sales managers in North America. In these roles, Denton and Fulton are responsible for sales activities within their respective regions in North America.

"Ryan and Will are outstanding additions to our Commercial Helicopter Sales team. I am very confident in their ability to provide our customers with valuable solutions for their various missions," said Danny Maldonado, Bell Helicopter's executive vice president of Sales and Marketing. "In order to stay competitive in the global marketplace and best serve our customers, it is imperative that Bell Helicopter retains top talent and continues to challenge them with opportunities to grow."

Denton will manage commercial helicopter sales for the North Central United States region, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Since joining the company, he has held positions throughout Bell Helicopter's Commercial Business and Supply Chain segments. Denton is a U.S. Air Force Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom veteran and the recipient of two Air Medals. He is a United States Air Force Academy graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Area Studies and holds a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from Southern Methodist University.

In his role managing the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, Fulton will oversee sales in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Nevada. He joined Bell Helicopter in 2008 and has since held positions within Commercial Business and Engineering. He is a U.S. Army Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran; he received the Bronze Star and the Air Medal for his duty as an attack helicopter pilot. Fulton graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering and the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University with a Master of Business Administration.

About Bell Helicopter
Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical-lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Globally recognized for world-class customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell's global workforce serves customers flying Bell aircraft in more than 120 countries.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at


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