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Robert (Bob) M. McCoy
President/Director of Operations
Robert (Bob) M. McCoy is the President for Westwind Helicopters, Inc., one of the premier helicopter services in the Gulf of Mexico region. Over the last few years, McCoy and his team have grown Westwind from a one helicopter company to its current fleet of extensive aircraft. The success of Westwind has been built on McCoy’s vast experience in both the aviation and oil and gas industry. Prior to starting Westwind Helicopters, McCoy’s aviation career began over thirty-five years ago flying both fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. During his career, McCoy also held a management position for twenty-five years working for a major independent oil and gas company, both domestically and internationally, overseeing multimillion dollar projects. McCoy attended New Mexico Junior College and currently holds a commercial fixed wing rating for both single engine and multiengine aircraft to include an Instrument certificate, Commercial Rotor Wing with instructor’s certificate, and an Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) Mechanic’s certificate.
W. Randy Orr
Chief Financial Officer
Director Of Maintenance
Myron Hillers serves as Westwind Helicopter’s Director of Maintenance. Hillers has 37 years as an A&P maintenance technician and has held an IA rating since 1989. Prior to coming to Westwind Hillers served as line technician and lead maintenance technician for the a large oil producer in the Gulf of Mexico in charge of VIP flights and 17 years as Director of Maintenance for a helicopter company involved in oil and gas production, power line patrols, and filming movies. Myron was the Baton Rouge Flight Standards District office 2004 Maintenance Technician of the year. A key member of Team Westwind, Myron excels in encouraging employee involvement and consistently inspires them to expand their technical knowledge.
Neil Collins serves as Westwind Helicopters Chief Pilot. Neil brings fifteen years of experience which revolve around helicopter operations Including, Oil and Gas, EMS, and Utility. During his career, Neil has held positions from Incident Commander, line pilot, lead pilot, check airman, and Chief of Flight Standards. Neil attended Texas A&M with discipline in the Water and Wastewater Engineering program. Neil holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with EC 225 type rating along with CFI/CFII. Neil has vast experience with several professional Aviation Organizations supporting the Oil and Gas and EMS industries as a Part 142 instructor and contract check airman and has provided valuable insight as Chief Pilot.
Mark Behne currently serves as Fuel and Area Manager for Westwind Helicopters, Inc. Behne’s responsibilities with Westwind extend to area, facilities and fuel management. Behne proudly served in Active Duty Army and the U.S. Army Reserves for over nineteen years, serving one tour in Iraq and another tour in Afghanistan as a Noncommissioned Officer (NCO). Prior to his work with Westwind, Behne served as an Area Manager, Lead Mechanic and Mechanic for an offshore company. Behne has extensive helicopter aviation experience both in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska areas. Behne has both an Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) license and Private Rotorcraft pilots license with over sixteen years’ aviation experience. Behne studied Aviation Maintenance Management at San Jacinto College.
William J. Majeau
Director of Safety
William J. (Bill) Majeau serves as the Director of Safety for Westwind Helicopters, Inc., bringing over thirty-five years of aviation experience to the post. Majeau came to Westwind after domestic and international service as the Director of Safety for a helicopter operator providing services to the oil and gas industry on the shelf and deep water drilling in the Gulf as well as arctic exploration in Alaska. In addition to offshore oil and gas, Majeau has flown for shipping, seismic, and power line companies to accumulate over 10,700 hours of accident free flight time. Majeau’s civilian education includes an Aviation Science Degree from Northwestern State University; a Juris Doctorate Degree from Northeastern University School of Law; training with the National Transportation Safety Board; and an internship with the FAA’s Office of The Chief Counsel, New England Region.
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