Meet the Editorial Advisory Board
R&WI's editorial advisory board provides expert insights that fuel direction of coverage and content for the brand across all its products.
Stefan Becker is head of corporate development for Swiss Air-Rescue Rega. He is also president of the European HEMS & Air Ambulance Committee and serves as co-chair of the AIRMED World Congress Scientific Committee. He is a member of the board of directors for the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems.
Ben Bridge is EVP of global business at Airbus Helicopters. He spent 17 years at BAE Systems as regional managing director for Europe and the Americas and had also served this role for the Middle East and Africa. He is a veteran of Britain’s Royal Navy where he was a helicopter pilot on the Gazelle and an Arabic linguist.
Jeanette Eaton is Sikorsky’s regional sales executive for the U.S. and Canada. She began at Sikorsky as an engineer and had also led its global business, responsible for sub-Saharan Africa, Australia, Canada, China, Norway, Russia, the U.S. and the U.K. She is a commercial helicopter and commercial fixed-wing pilot.
As acting president of HeliValue$ Inc., Jason Kmiecik oversees the execution and management of the company’s corporate business strategy and more. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps as a mechanic on various models of airplanes and helicopters, including the Sikorsky CH-53 and Bell UH-1N.
Michael Nault is program director for Bell’s light single helicopters. He is a graduate of the École Polytechnique de Montreal with a degree in mechanical engineering. He worked in Bell’s research and development center, XworX, to work on flight testing of the BA609, which is now the Leonardo AW609. He also was a systems engineer at Lycoming Engines.
Charlotte Pedersen is CEO of Luxaviation Helicopters and COO of the Luxaviation Group. As the first female to enter the Danish Air Force’s pilot program in 1989, she was trained as a military search and rescue pilot on the S-61. After the military, she joined the Civil Aviation Authorities in Luxembourg as a flight operations inspector.
Allan Rowe is managing director of sales and relationship management at Waypoint Leasing. Prior to Waypoint, he was VP of government and essential services at Era Group and a management consultant at CSP Associates. He is a U.S. Navy veteran, having served as division officer on a guided missile destroyer in Japan and later as a special operations officer in Southeast Asia.
Mike Slattery is president of United Rotorcraft. He began at parent company Air Methods in 1990 as a design engineer. In 2008, he started Leading Edge Aviation Consulting. He returned to Air Methods in 2013 into his current post. He has been with Hughes Aircraft Company in its missile systems group and Garrett Turbine Engine Division.
Ed Stockhausen, director of safety at Metro Aviation, served three years with the Golden Knights as crew chief loadmaster in 1976. He later was a U.S. Army pilot qualified in Scouts and Cobras. He began flying in emergency medical services and has flown more than 11,000 flight hours. Prior to Metro, he developed an FAA-rated safety management system to helicopter air ambulance.
Alex Youngs is VP of stategy and analysis at StandardAero (previously Vector Aerospace). He joined StandardAero from Airbus Helicopters where he was head of marketing intelligence. He supports a range of rotory- and fixed-wing markets.