...Former Chopper Pilot Takes Over
Taking over from Wolf (as vice president and general manager) is Ian Walsh, Textron's former director of pricing strategies. Walsh is a former Marine Corps Cobra attack helicopter pilot who joined Textron in the marketing and sales department at Bell Helicopter five years ago. But Walsh didn't let any grass grow under his feet while he accumulated 1,500 hours of flight time. Walsh has a BA from Hamilton College, a Masters of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He holds commercial certificates for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.