Greenpoint Technologies, a sponsor of this blog, sadly announced the passing of Brian Hellings, President of Greenpoint Aerospace.
According to Greenpoint’s press release, Brian Hellings (57) and a visionary with more than three decades of aviation legacy, died January 21, 2013 in Seattle, Washington after a battle with cancer. He was born April 13, 1955 in Manchester, New Hampshire and was the eldest of 10 children. In 1974 he enlisted in the Air Force and served 8 years as a mechanic on the T-38 aircraft and later on the A-10 Warthog aircraft. Brian left the military in 1981 and was hired by The Boeing Company in Seattle as a Logistics Analyst. He promoted quickly within the organization to director level, setting many records during his career. In 2010 he retired from Boeing as Deputy Director for Derivative Airplanes, Executive Transport after 28 years of service. Brian joined Greenpoint shortly after as President of Greenpoint Aerospace. He is survived by his wife, three children, and grandson.
Scott Goodey, Greenpoint President and CEO, said:
“Brian fought a courageous battle, dealing with his illness in a manner consistent with the way he lived his life. He modeled the way for all of us on how to be courageous in the face of adversity. He took each new challenge as it came, finding a way to overcome each obstacle that was presented. He was a valued member of the Greenpoint team and will be greatly missed.”