Peter Örjes, 52, has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Patria Helicopters AB. He will start in the position on the 5th of June 2017.
Örjes has over 20 years’ broad experience and proven merits in several managerial positions in technology companies like AQ Components AB, Gerdins Group AB, Bioservo Technologies AB and Abilia AB.
“Patria Helicopters has been a key player in the helicopter maintenance business since 1947. We are confident that Peter will bring the company to a new level and expand the helicopter maintenance operations and business according to our strategy. Our vision is to give our customers confidence in all conditions and become their No. 1 partner for critical operations,” stated Lassi Matikainen, President, International Support Partnerships at Patria Group.
“Peter Örjes has a solid experience and clear proofs of developing capabilities, operations and organizations. We in Patria look forward to that the positive development of the company will accelerate in Peter Örjes’ command”, he added.
“Patria Helicopters is a very interesting and customer oriented company with a new strategy and great future plans. The company has long-term customers with high demands and standards, which is a good basis to develop the unit further and create new business with the professional personnel. I am really looking forward the new challenges”, said Peter Örjes.
Patria Helicopters is a part of Patria Group who provides defense, security and aviation life cycle support services and technology solutions. Besides Finland, the Group has operations in Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Poland, the United Arab Emirates, the United States and South Africa. Patria employs 2,800 professionals. Patria is owned by the State of Finland (50.1%) and Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (49.9%).
Patria Helicopters AB’s main facilities are located in Arlanda, Stockholm.