Bell Helicopter Announces New Director of Sales and Customer Service

July 25, 2013

Fort Worth, TX - July 25, 2013 - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced that Jason Johnson has joined Bell Helicopter as director, Sales and Customer Support. In this role, Johnson is responsible for the Bell Helicopter Customer Support and Services (CSS) Sales and Customer Support activities worldwide.

"We are very pleased to have Jason join our team," said Eric Cardinali, Bell Helicopter's executive vice president, Customer Support and Services. "Jason brings with him extensive sales and customer support experience and a strong understanding of the rotorcraft industry and market."

Most recently, Johnson served as the vice president, Customer Support and Contract Administration at Heli-One, CHC. In this role, Jason was responsible for the organization's financial and operational success for the Canadian division of Heli-One. Prior to this, Johnson held leadership roles at Safran, in the Turbomeca Engine and Sagem Avionics divisions. He also held key positions at Honeywell Aerospace earlier in his career. His aviation career began in the United States Air Force where he served as a crew chief on A-10/OA-10 aircraft.

Johnson holds an FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certification and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. Most recently, he completed a program focused on Leadership and Management from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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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