Board of Directors

  • AIAC's Board of Directors jointly oversee the activities of the association. AIAC's current Directors are:

    Executive Directors

    CHAIR:
    Barry Kohler

    President, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada

     

    VICE-CHAIR:
    David Curtis

    President & CEO, Viking Air Ltd.

    PRESIDENT & CEO:
    Jim Quick

    AIAC

      HONORARY TREASURER:
    Dave Caddey

    Executive Vice President, MDA Corporation 

    HONORARY SECRETARY:
    Patrick B. Mann
    President, Patlon Aircraft & Industries 

     

     


    Executive At Large

    Gabe Batstone
    President, NGRAIN Corporation

     

    David Gossen
    President, IMP Aerospace & Defence

    Marc Parent
    President & CEO, CAE Inc.

     

    Pierre Seïn Pyun 
    Vice President, Government Affairs, Bombardier

    John Saabas
    President, Pratt & Whitney Canada

     

    Daniel Verreault
    Vice President, Government Relations & Business Development, GE Canada


    Directors

    Stewart Bain
    President, BCI
      Charles Bouchard
    Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin Canada Inc.

    Tony Burgess
    President, TDM Technical Services

     

      James S. Butyniec
    President & CEO, Magellan Aerospace Corporation

    Jacques Comtois
    Vice-President & General Manager, L3-MAS

     

    Pierre Delestrade
    President and CEO, EADS Canada

    Keith Donaldson
    Director Sales & Business Development, Apex Industries

     

    Michel Grenier
    Vice President & General Manager, Thales Canada Avionics

    Rick Jensen
    Director, Program Management, Boeing Canada

     

    Gilles Labbé
    President & CEO, Héroux-Devtek Inc.

    Bruce Lennie
    Vice President, Business Development and Government Affairs - Rolls-Royce Canada Ltd.

     

    John Maris
    President, Marinvent Corporation

    Lee Obst
    Managing Director, Rockwell Collins Canada 

     

    Kim Olsen
    Senior Vice President, Standard Aero

    Kevin Russell
    Vice President & General Manager, Asco Aerospace Ltd.

     

    Ian Scott
    Executive Director, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Telesat

    Tim Whittier
    Director, Government Relations – Landing Gear, UTC Aerospace Systems

     

    Greg Yeldon
    President, Esterline CMC Electronics



    Association Board Members

    Suzanne M. Benoit
    President, Aero Montreal

     

    Lennie Kelly
    Executive Director (APEI), Atlantic Alliance of Aerospace & Defence Associations

    Ken Webb
    Chair, Canada West Aerospace & Defence Industries Association

     

     


    Honorary Life Members

    W. M. Auld (Murray)
    Winnipeg, Manitoba

     

    L.D. Caplan (David)
    Longueuil, Quebec

    D.G. Newman (Desmond)
    Whitby, Ontario

     

    R. D. Richmond (Dick)
    Toronto, Ontario