Schweizer Director of Quality Craig Nielsen has been named as the company’s new Vice President of Operations. In his new role, Nielsen is responsible for new helicopter production, sub-assembly production and Schweizer’s Part 145 Repair Station certification and operation.

Nielsen brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and leadership acumen to his new position. Before joining the Schweizer team, he served nearly 10 years at Bell in quality assurance, including as a quality assurance manager. Since joining Schweizer in 2018, Nielsen has overseen manufacturing line development, FAA production certificate approvals, FAA Part 21 aircraft assembly operation, and spare parts manufacturing.

“Craig’s skill and dedication has been exceptionally valuable from the day we started rebuilding the company,” says David Horton, President and CEO of Schweizer. “He exemplifies strong leadership skills and was instrumental in many of our FAA certifications, vendor partnerships, and the success of our now strong spare parts inventory. In his new position, I have no doubt he’ll propel Schweizer’s operational capabilities to world-class.”

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