Camilla Montén, 56, MSc in Engineering has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Patria Helicopters AB. She will be based in Stockholm-Arlanda and start in the position on the 1st of June 2020 succeeding Peter Örjes, who will leave Patria after a transition period.
Camilla has a long experience from leading sales activities and overall business in manufacturing and service industries. She has worked both in international organizations and smaller Swedish companies, gaining significant experience of managing businesses facing high expectations of quality from external entities.
“Patria’s Helicopters unit in Sweden has been a key player in the helicopter maintenance business since 1947. We are confident that Camilla will bring the company to a new level and expand the helicopter maintenance operations and business according to our strategy. She has a solid experience and clear proofs of developing capabilities, operations and organizations. We also want to thank Peter Örjes, who has brought this unit where it is now and we trust that the transition will take place smoothly and with support from us all,” stated Jukka Holkeri, President of International Support Partnerships business unit Patria Group.
“Patria is a very interesting and customer-oriented company with professional personnel, with long-term customers with high demands and standards, which is a good basis to develop the unit further and create new business. I am looking forward starting in this position,” said Camilla Montén.
Patria Helicopters AB is a part of International Support Partnerships business unit, which offers international life cycle support services. The core functions of this business unit are maintenance and repairs, modifications, spare parts supply and technical support. Patria Helicopters AB’s main facilities are located in Arlanda, Stockholm.
Patria is an international provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services, pilot training and technology solutions. Patria provides its aerospace and military customers with equipment availability, continuous performance development as well as selected intelligence, surveillance and management system products and services.
Patria’s mission is to give its customers confidence in all conditions, and the vision is to be the #1 partner for critical operations on land, sea and air. Patria has several locations including Finland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Estonia and Spain. Patria employs 3,000 professionals.
Patria is owned by the State of Finland (50.1%) and Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (49.9%). Patria owns 50% of Norwegian Nammo, and together these three companies form a leading Nordic defence partnership.