Team Bios & Contact Info:
Mr. Norm Noseworthy, Executive Vice President/Strategic Advisor
Mr. Noseworthy brings over 45 years of experience to his position. He is responsible for the maintenance of all aircraft and equipment owned and operated by Universal Helicopters. He also oversees the design and implementation of all maintenance schedules, maintenance systems, stores control, purchasing and parts supply for the company.
Mr. Noseworthy is currently on the Advisory Committee of the College of the North Atlantic and was awarded the Earl Blakney/Avial Award in 2001 for Outstanding Performance in the Aviation Industry.
Mr. Shane Cyr, President and CEO
Mr. Cyr has been working in helicopter aviation since 1996 and joined Universal Helicopters in 2015, having worked throughout Canada, Taiwan, Peru, Brazil and Australia, servicing clients in both onshore and the offshore helicopter markets.
Mr. Cyr started out as a ground operations worker in the helicopter logging industry of British Columbia, working through the ranks and attaining positions of ever more responsibility throughout his career, with over 15 years of management experience.
Currently serving on the Board of Directors of Universal Helicopters and HAC (Helicopter Association of Canada), Mr. Cyr holds a Bachelor’s degree from Vancouver Island University and a Masters of Business Administration from Sydney University in Australia.
Mr. Corey Taylor, Vice President of Business Development
Mr. Taylor brings almost 30 years' of aviation experience to the company, both as a pilot and having held most of the regulated positions an aviation operator requires. On top of his flying experience he has extensive project management expertise gained in several countries.
With the safe delivery of helicopter services the platform from which Mr. Taylor pursues opportunities around the World, Universal Helicopters believes that the the service we provide is what sets our company apart from our competitors.
In addition to his roles within the company, Mr. Taylor has chaired the Oil & Gas and Safety Committees of the Helicopter Association of Canada, while serving on the Boards of several Industry associations.
Laurie Skinner, Chief Financial Officer
Laurie Skinner brings 20 years experience in the accounting profession, having begun her career with Vector Aerospace her current role as Chief Financial Officer brought Laurie back to aviation. With more than 20 years in the accounting profession, Laurie has taken on increasingly senior roles in organizations as diverse as government, property management and development, and telecommunications.
Mr. Marc Schoenrank, Vice President of Safety and Quality
Marc Schoenrank brings a broad experience in the aviation industry and an extensive safety background. Marc came to helicopter aviation after starting a career in back country commercial guiding and risk management. The experience as a risk manager laid the foundation for his shift to helicopter aviation and he qualified for his commercial helicopter pilot’s license in 2006. Marc has held progressive positions in management since joining the helicopter industry including the Director of Quality and Safety and the Vice President of Business Development.
Mr. Blair Elliott, Vice President of Operations
Blair Elliott has worked in aviation for over 20 years and is an experienced pilot in light, intermediate and medium types of helicopters. Blair has ten years of experience managing Utility Helicopter operations around the world and has held positions of Line Pilot, Training Pilot, Assistant Operations Manager, Regional Operations Manager and Director of Operations.
Team Contact Info:
Mr. Terry Hutchings
Director of Maintenance
Mr. Neil Rose
Ms. Melissa Tarrant
Business Development Manager
Mr. Gerard Hartery
Base Manager: St. John’s
Mr. Dave Evans
Base Manager: Pasadena