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William E. Chiles
Chairman, HeliOffshore and Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, Bristow Group Inc.
William E. Chiles is chairman of HeliOffshore Ltd.
He also currently serves as chief executive officer emeritus of Bristow Group Inc., a leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry.
He retired from his position as president and CEO of Bristow Group on July 31, 2014.
10-year tenure at Bristow Group
, Mr. Chiles
transformed the company into one of the most profitable helicopter transport companies, articulating a clear vision that led to Bristow's impressive growth and excellent financial performance.
was credited with successfully bringing together two companies to form the Group: Bristow Helicopters, based in the UK, and Offshore Logistics, based in the U.S. Through his
strategic leadership, he
fostered a collaborative customer- and safety-focused culture.
Before joining Bristow Group
in 2004, Mr. Chiles
spent 32 years in the offshore oil and gas drilling industry founding several companies, notably Chiles Offshore Inc.?