CHC Group today announced that Marcelo Luiz da Silva Soares, Regional Director for Latin America (LAM), has chosen to retire from his position. As a result, Carlos Madaleno, current Sales Director for LAM, will assume the role of regional director on May 1, 2019. Soares joined CHC in his role in 2016 and has enjoyed a nearly 40-year career in the aviation and energy industries.
“Marcelo has kept a steady hand on our business in Latin America during the most turbulent time in our company’s history,” said CHC President and CEO Karl Fessenden. “We greatly appreciate Marcelo’s service to CHC and our customers and wish him the best in his retirement.”
Madaleno joined CHC in 2017, bringing more than 14 years of experience developing and managing partnerships with International Petroleum Companies (IPC), Petrobras and National Oil Companies in Latin American countries. Carlos holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), an MBA in project management from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation, and an MBA in Business Management from IBMEC.
“Carlos has been an essential part of our sales team and we are fortunate to have such a strong leader ready to step right into leading our team in Latin America,” said Fessenden. “We know our operation and customers are in good hands and look forward to continuing to best serve our current and future customers across the region.”
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