California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) has named Scott Tish director of flight operations. Tish has been a pilot for 35 years and began his aviation career in 1979 as a U.S. Army pilot. For the past 28 years of his civilian career, Tish has focused on emergency medical services (EMS) operations, working for organizations such as Lifeguard Medical Transport in Oregon, Marian Air Care in Iowa, University Hospital Wisconsin, and most recently, Air Methods, serving as a check airman and then the aviation training manager before becoming chief pilot. Tish is ATP and CFII (helicopter) rated, including basic ground instruction. He has over 7200 hours of flight time, 1370 of which were night operations, and 560 of which were under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).
Leanne Collazzo has joined Elbit Systems of America, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems, as vice president of commercial aviation. With more than 25 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry, Collazzo has held roles in general management, operations, engineering, and marketing. Collazzo graduated from the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the Army National Guard, where she was a UH-60 Pilot and Battalion Commander.
|Raymond Weiser, Jr|
Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, has hired Raymond Weiser, Jr. as the company’s new helicopter program specialist. Weiser will be responsible for developing and growing JSSI’s presence in the helicopter market by directing and supporting business development initiatives around the world. He has worked on Bell 205 and 206 helicopters for the U.S. Army and has more than 12 years of experience as an OEM technical representative and product support specialist.
Helicopter Specialties, Inc. (HSI) of Janesville, Wis., has promoted Jason Shrier to general manager. He joined HSI in 2001 as an avionics technician and has been director of maintenance since 2007. He is a graduate of Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University and an A&P technician with more than 15 years of aviation experience. As general manager, he will be responsible for the business management of HSI and all Repair Station operations.