News > American Eurocopter adds industry veteran to head military and federal programs
June 7, 2011
American Eurocopter announced today that Peter Cutler has joined the company as Vice President, Military and Federal Government Programs. In this position, he will be responsible for the U.S. Army Light Utility Helicopter program, the Armed Aerial Scout capture effort, and expanding federal programs including U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection and FBI.
â€śUnder Peterâ€™s direction we expect to continue the extraordinary level of excellence we have established with the LUH program and expand our presence within the U.S. Military and Federal Government markets,â€ť stated Marc Paganini, President and CEO of American Eurocopter. â€śHe brings an extensive background with years of experience in these areas and we are glad to have him on our team.â€ť
Cutler has more than 30 years in aviation management with Sikorsky Aircraft, Lockheed and Allied Signal/Bendix. He comes to American Eurocopter from Sikorsky, where he had a 24-year career. In his most recent position, he led Sikorsky's Product Support organization. Cutler was responsible for providing leadership for all activities related to the support of U.S. Government, Commercial and Foreign Military Sales Customers. His extensive Sikorsky career included increasingly responsible positions in quality, program management, repair and overhaul and product support.
"I am pleased to join American Eurocopter. Our Military & Federal Program team is focused on flawless execution of contract requirements. We offer our customers a wide-range of products and services that meet their mission requirements, maximize readiness and lower cost of ownership. Our team is focused on meeting customer needs with timely and cost effective solutions," said Cutler.
Cutler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Rutgers University, an MBA in Industrial Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University and he is a graduate of the University of Virginiaâ€™s Darden Executive Program.
About American Eurocopter
American Eurocopter is the U.S. affiliate of Eurocopter, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world, and a subsidiary of EADS North America Holdings, the North American operations of EADS, the second largest aerospace and defense company in the world. American Eurocopter is a helicopter manufacturer and markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and para-public helicopters offered by any manufacturer. The product line represents the most cost-effective, technologically-advanced helicopters, ranging from light single to heavy twin, serving all markets and missions. American Eurocopterâ€™s headquarters and main facility are in Grand Prairie, TX, with a large manufacturing and production facility in Columbus, MS.
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