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By Staff Writer | May 1, 2004

Sikorsky Chairman Dean Borgman will retire on July 1. Borgman was named chairman of Sikorsky Aircraft last year following a five-year tenure as the company's president. He was succeeded as president by Steve Finger. Prior to joining Sikorsky, Borgman served as senior vice president of Boeing Helicopters in Mesa, Arizona. He had been president of McDonnell Douglas prior to the merger of McDonnell Douglas and Boeing. He also spent six years as director of advanced systems in the U.S. Army Aviation Command.

David R. Horton has been named president of Hurst, Texas-based Heli-Dyne Systems by its parent company, CJ Systems Aviation Group. Prior to joining Heli-Dyne, he held prominent positions at both Bell Helicopter and American Eurocopter. He has also run his own aircraft maintenance/flight school business and holds an FAA certification for inspection authorization and an airframe and powerplant license.

Keystone Helicopter Corp. has named Chuck Hurdleston as director, program development, government programs. He had served for the past five years as sales manager for Keystone's Engine Services Div. In his new position, he will be responsible for federal, state and local government helicopter programs, including military program development. He is a former Army helicopter pilot and a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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