MD Helicopters has promoted Ryan Weeks to the role of president, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the rotorcraft manufacturer.

Weeks – previously the company’s vice-president of aftersales and support – assumes the new role immediately.

Ryan Weeks President MDH

Source: MD Helicopters

Ryan Weeks has played a key role in MD Helicopters’ aftersales efforts

Weeks succeeds Brad Pedersen as president, however the latter will remain as chief executive ”working strategic initiatives with the board of directors,” says MD Helicopters.

MD Helicopters chairman Ed Dolanski says that the two executives have “drastically improved” the company’s aftermarket operations over the last two years.

“I am honoured for the opportunity to build upon the improvements we made under Brad’s leadership over the past 21 months,” says Weeks.

“We still have a lot of room for improvement, but our network and operators are saying [MD Helicopters] is making progress.”