Leadership Team


Eddie Lane

Eddie Lane
President, Heli-One

Eddie is the President of Heli-One and was previously the General Manager for European Operations. He became the General Manager for our Norway operations in October 2014 following 3 years as the Finance Director for the largest Helicopter operator in Scandinavia. In addition to aviation, Eddie has held leadership roles in ​consumer goods, Healthcare and Consulting in a variety of countries including Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. He holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Commerce from the University of Natal, South Africa in addition to a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from The University of Manchester.

Guy Borowski 

Guy Borowski
General Manager North American Operations

Guy has enjoyed 30 years in the aviation maintenance and engineering disciplines.  With experience in the rotary and fixed wing sectors, he has worked for both operators and OEMs and as a consultant to industry. He has held senior leadership roles at CHC Helicopter, Spirit Airlines, Virgin America, AirTran and Canadian Airlines.  Guy holds a mechanical engineering degree from UBC as well as an MBA from SFU.  He is registered as a Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia. 

Carolyn Forsyth 

Carolyn Forsyth
General Manager 
Sales and Marketing 

Carolyn Forsyth is Heli-One’s General Manger of Sales, Marketing and Business Development. She was previously the regional sales director for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. In her role, Carolyn oversees the Sales, Marketing and Business Development at Heli-One. Carolyn came to Heli-One after nearly 20 years with Pratt & Whitney Canada, where most recently she was general manager of the company’s Aftermarket Engine Sales and Leasing division. Carolyn’s previous experience includes commercial positions in helicopter operations and maintenance with CHC, Bond Helicopters and Rotortech. Carolyn holds an MBA from McGill University in Montreal and a BCom from Edinburgh University.

Bram-van-den-Berg 

Bram van den Berg
General Manager 
Operations Support

Bram joined Heli-One in March 2016 as the General Manager, Operations Support. He has spent the last 16 years with CHC in various roles primarily focused in Operations, Forecasting, Supply Chain Management and Sourcing. Most recently, he was the Director of Strategic Sourcing where he oversaw supplier contracts and OEM relations. At Heli-One, he is responsible for managing MRO support functions including: Inventory Sales, Exchange Asset Management, Safety & Quality, Customer Support, Sourcing, Logistics and Inventory Management. Bram holds a Diploma of Technical Studies (EASA Part 66 AME License) from Anthony Fokker College in The Hague, Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering (specializing in Flight Operations) from Amsterdam College in Amsterdam, Masters in General Management from Nyenrode University in Breukelen, and completed the Management Acceleration Programme from Insead in France. Bram enjoys the dynamic nature and global aspect of working in aviation as well as working with a spectrum of people within the industry from peers, customers, and suppliers. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, surfing, snowboarding, hiking, and mountain biking.

Robert Kyc

Robert Kyc
General Manager, Heli-One Poland


Robert joined Heli-One Poland in July 2014. He has fifteen years of experience with background in aerospace operations, aftermarket support and customer service. He has served for several technology companies, enjoying experience of working at multinational and multicultural environments. Prior assuming responsibility for Heli-One, he headed Hamilton Sundstrand APU engines repair station (green field project). Earlier he led teams in several areas such as Operations, Supply Chain, Logistics and Business Development. Robert earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Rzeszow University of Technology and an MBA degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Brit McDermett

Brit McDermett
Regional Sales Director,
Americas
 

Brit joined Heli-One in 2011 and has over 20 years of aerospace and defense experience.  His team is responsible for engaging helicopter operators with tailored solutions to support their operations.  Leveraging CHC’s broad base of capabilities and expansive logistics, we are able to fulfill most helicopter maintenance requirements.  Prior to Heli-One, Brit was senior director for business operations at a large defense company.  Brit’s rotorcraft experience includes 12 years with Bell Helicopter in aircraft sales, operations and engineering.  Brit served in the US Air Force and has a degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University, an MBA from the University of Dallas, and Six Sigma Black Belt certification.

Todd Mielke

Todd Mielke
Director, ​Parts Sales 

Todd Mielke started with Heli-One in 2014 after a career with StandardAero, Honeywell and entrepreneurial endeavors. Todd brings a wealth of experience to Heli-One’s Parts Sales organization gathered during his 30-year career. As Director of Parts Sales, Todd is leading change within Heli-One parts sales team through a focus on customer needs and responsiveness. Prior to Heli-One, Todd grew StandardAero’s Parts Sales business as Director of Business Development. He has a strong business background and is also a licensed CPA. Todd is married with two grown children. He enjoys outdoor activities especially biking and woodworking. He is a graduate of Arizona State University and lives in Fountain Hills, Arizona.

Neil Smith

Neil Smith
Director, ​Global Accounts

Neil brings over a decade of sales and operations leadership to Heli-One. He is responsible for managing our exchange asset pool to minimize aircraft downtime for operators. Neil also leads an inside sales team that works closely with customers to understand short and long term needs with the aim to tailor a solution to support their operation. Over his career, Neil has made several seamless industry transitions from sports entertainment to software to aviation and has been recognized for adding immediate value at each stage. Neil holds an MBA from the University of British Columbia and a BBA from Acadia University.

Jane Tischler

Jane Tischler
Director, Customer Support 

Jane joined Heli-One in November 2014 with over 30 years of successful leadership in Customer Service and Materials Management in the aviation industry. Most recently she was the Senior Director of Supply Services for Airbus Helicopters, Inc. which included direct responsibility for the CS3 Customer Support Center, AOG and CS performance metrics, commercial support contract management, warranty and repairable activities and Ecommerce system development and deployment. Prior to that role, Jane held senior leadership positions at Airwork Corp., GE Aviation, Turbomeca USA, and Omniflight Helicopters, Inc. She received a BBA from Almeda University and is Six Sigma Green Belt Certified and Black Belt trained.