Cory Theriot Joins Era Group Inc. as Vice President of Safety and Quality Assurance

HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/14/14 -- Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) ("Era"), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world and the longest serving helicopter transport operator in the U.S., announced today that it has appointed Cory Theriot to the post of Vice President of Safety and Quality Assurance. As part of Era's senior management team, Theriot brings nearly two decades of experience in aviation safety and risk assessment to this critical position of overseeing Era's commitment to the highest safety standards and practices.

Most recently serving as Shell Pipeline-Downstream's Aviation Manager, Theriot spent over 13 years managing aviation contractors for Shell Oil Co. While at Shell, he served as a member of the Shell Aircraft International team providing compliance direction to a wide array of fixed wing and rotorcraft operators throughout the Americas, as well as having responsibility for federal regulatory and corporate compliance, risk gap analysis, safety management, project and budget planning, operational startups, and extensive site compliance auditing.

Prior to joining Shell, Theriot served as an aviation insurance risk auditor for a subsidiary of Lloyds of London where his primary focus was to identify potential hazards within aviation carrier operations and to provide regulation compliant and industry proven solutions to mitigate risk. His operational territory included oil and gas sectors in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Indonesia, China, Russia, Australia, and the Americas.

"With safety being our highest priority at Era, we are very excited to bring in someone with such extensive experience in the area of aviation safety to assume a critical role," said Sten Gustafson, Era's Chief Executive Officer. "Coming from Shell, Cory brings a unique perspective from a recognized industry leader in safety, having seen the best safety practices and procedures from around the world. We look forward to having Cory drive best practices and continuously improve our Safety Management System to ensure that everyone comes home safely, every day.

About Era

Era is one of the largest helicopter operators in the world and the longest serving helicopter transport operator in the U.S. In addition to servicing its U.S. customers, Era also provides helicopters and related services to third-party helicopter operators and customers in other countries, including Brazil, India, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Uruguay. Era's helicopters are primarily used to transport personnel to, from and between offshore installations, drilling rigs and platforms.

For additional information concerning Era Group, contact Ryann Tadlock, Era's Corporate Communications Manager, at 337-656-4141 or visit Era Group's website at

Ryann Tadlock
Corporate Communications Manager

Source: Era Group Inc.