Leadership Team


Kevin Spengler
VP, Heli-One

Kevin is VP, Heli-One and joined CHC Helicopter in September 2021. Kevin brings more than 20 years’ experience, leading complex projects for multinational organizations. He is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology, with a Masters Degree in mechanical engineering. Beginning his career with GE, Kevin worked in a variety of senior roles, before working internationally, first in Shanghai, China and then in Aberdeen, Scotland. Kevin held senior leadership roles in engineering and product management within both the Power and Oil & Gas business units. Kevin joins CHC from the NCR Corporation, where he was Executive Director of Service Operations.


Carolyn Forsyth
General Manager 
Sales, Commercial & Customer Support

Carolyn Forsyth is Heli-One’s General Manager of Sales,Commercial & Customer Support. She was previously the regional sales director for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. In her role, Carolyn oversees the Sales, Commercial and Customer Support functions at Heli-One. Carolyn came to Heli-One after nearly 15 years with Pratt & Whitney Canada, where 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.

Morten Johannessen

Morten Johannessen
General Manager, Heli-One Canada & Heli-One Norway

Morten Johannessen is the General Manager for Heli-One Canada and Heli-One Norway, overseeing the Canadian (Agar & River Road) and Norwegian (Stavanger) operations. Morten has been with Heli-One since 1994 (preceding consolidation). Prior to becoming General Manager, he was the Heli-One Director of IT Applications and had been in leadership roles in Supply Chain, project management, Business Development and Production Control. Morten began his career as an technical engineer in the dynamics workshop at Heli-One in Norway and progressed his career in Supply Chain before moving into Information Technology. He lead the standardization of processes across CHC with the replacement of legacy MRO applications by the implementation of AMOS (an aircraft maintenance management system).


Jacek Baranowski
General Manager, Heli-One Poland

Jacek Baranowski is the General Manager of Heli-One Poland. Baranowski has spent more than twenty years in the aviation industry, working for a number of first and second tier suppliers, including leadership positions at Bodycote Aerospace, SECO/WARWICK RETECH Thermal Equipment Manufacturing, Wallair Enginer Components (WEC Valatia), Unison Engine Components, AIC S.A. and Listemann Polska. He began his career as a Metallurgist Engineer at WSK PZL Rzeszow S.A. (now Pratt and Whitney Rzeszow) and has a Masters of Science in metallic materials engineering from the Rzeszow University of Technology..


Rune Tallaksen
​Director of Human Resources

Rune Tallaksen is Heli-One’s Global Human Resources Director. He was previously the Human Resources Director for CHC Helicopter Service AS in addition to Heli-One Norway and Heli-One Poland. In his role, Rune oversees all Human Resources activities with a particular focus on organisational development, leadership execution, responsibility and accountability. Prior to joining CHC 4 years ago, Rune served in the Norwegian army for 19 years leaving as a senior officer for the private sector to fill several HR leadership positions within oil service companies and drilling contractors. Rune holds a Masters Degree from the Norwegian School of Business, a degree from the Norwegian Army Military Academy and the Norwegian Defence Command and Staff College.


Gareth Carline
General Counsel, Heli-One

Gareth joined the Heli-One leadership team as General Counsel in 2016. He has been with the CHC organization since 2013, and continues to support the overall group of companies as Chief Global Employment Counsel and General Counsel, Canada. As a former litigator with a premier Canadian law firm, Gareth brings over 10 years of legal experience. He plays a key role in managing Heli-One’s risk profile, finding legal solutions, and improving processes to balance efficiency with oversight. Gareth holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Sauder School of Business and a juris doctorate from the University of British Columbia.


​Sonny Gill
​Director, Finance

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