Bridger Aerospace Announces Addition to its Board of Directors

BELGRADE, Mont., July 01, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bridger Aerospace Group Holdings, Inc. (“Bridger”, “the Company” or “Bridger Aerospace”), (NASDAQ: BAER, BAERW), one of the nation’s largest aerial firefighting companies, today announced the appointment of aviation industry veteran Dan Drohan to the Company’s Board of Directors (“Board”). With the addition of Mr. Drohan, the Board will be comprised of nine members.

Mr. Kelter stated, “I am very gratified that the Company’s mission and growth profile has been able to attract a Board comprised of such successful members of the financial and corporate world. Dan’s addition will enhance a Board that within the last year has added Beth Fascitelli, who had a distinguished 37-year career with Goldman Sachs, David Schellenberg, the former CEO of the Conair Group and its subsidiary Cascade Aerospace, and Anne Hayes, who brings substantial audit, accounting and experience with growth-stage companies operating in the U.S. and global markets.”

Mr. Drohan stated, “I am excited to work closely with Bridger’s board and management team, while leveraging my aviation industry experience to help build value for our stakeholders.”

Mr. Drohan has been involved in the aviation industry for over 35 years, having started his first aviation job at just 12 years old. As a passionate aviator and entrepreneur, Drohan founded aircraft charter and management firm Sunset Aviation in 1992 with a business operating and sales acumen that quickly established the company’s reputation for safety and service. As the primary architect of Sunset’s growth, he oversaw the acquisitions and infrastructure initiatives that catapulted the company’s sales within just a few years until its eventual sale to a national conglomerate in 2007. In 2009, Drohan launched Solairus Aviation and has overseen its evolution and development into a leader in the private aviation asset management business. As a result of Drohan’s leadership, Solairus now manages one of the largest fleets of private aviation assets in the world, serving managed clients both domestically and internationally and boasting one of the industry’s most experienced and respected management teams. Mr. Drohan brings a wealth of aviation industry experience and business building that will be invaluable to the Company.

About Bridger Aerospace
Based in Belgrade, Montana, Bridger Aerospace Group Holdings, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest aerial firefighting companies. Bridger provides aerial firefighting and wildfire management services to federal and state government agencies, including the United States Forest Service, across the nation, as well as internationally. More information about Bridger Aerospace is available at

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Investor Contacts
Alison Ziegler
Darrow Associates

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