Board of Directors

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

    Executive Directors

    David Curtis

    President & CEO, Viking Air Ltd.


    John Maris

    President, Marinvent Corporation

    Jim Quick


    Barry Kohler

    President, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada 

    Keith Donaldson
    Director, Sales & Business Development, Apex Industries Inc. 



    Executive At Large

    David Gossen
    President, IMP Aerospace & Defence


    Marc Parent
    President & CEO, CAE Inc.

    Mike Pley
    Chief Executive Officer, COM DEV International 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


    Bryan Akerstream
    Director of Business Development, Kelowna Flightcraft
      Stewart Bain
    President, BCI
    Gabe Batstone
    Chief Executive Officer, NGRAIN Corporation
      Charles Bouchard
    Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin Canada Inc.

    Tony Burgess
    President, TDM Technical Services


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

    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.

    Patrick Mann
    President, Patlon Aircraft & Industries


    Lee Obst
    Managing Director, Rockwell Collins Canada 

    Kim Olson
    Senior Vice President, Standard Aero


    Don Osborne
    President, Information Systems, MDA

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


    David Schellenberg
    Chief Executive Officer, PJM Investments

    Ian Scott
    Executive Director, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Telesat


    Romain Trapp
    President & CEO, Airbus Helicopters Canada

    Phil Underwood
    President & CEO, Magellan Aerospace Corporation
      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
    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