AIAC Announces Changes to Board of Directors

November 10, 2023

Ottawa, Ontario — The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) is proud to announce changes to its Board of Directors following the conclusion of the 2023 Annual General Meeting and Canadian Aerospace Summit.

Pierre Pyun, Vice President of Government Relations of Bombardier, has been elected as the new Board Chair, succeeding Rich Foster of L3Harris Technologies, who served a commendable two-year term.

Uwe Zachau, CEO of MTU Maintenance, has also been appointed as the Vice Chair, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the position.

As the newly elected Chair and Vice Chair, Mr. Pyun and Mr. Mr Zachau expressed their enthusiasm and gratitude, speaking to attendees of the 2023 Canadian Aerospace Summit, while reinforcing their commitment to fostering collaboration and the industry need for an aerospace industrial strategy.

AIAC President and CEO Mike Mueller expressed his confidence in the newly appointed leaders, stating, “We are excited to welcome Pierre Pyun and Uwe Zachau to their new roles on the Board. Their wealth of industry knowledge and leadership experience will undoubtedly contribute to the continued success and growth of AIAC.”

In addition to these key changes, AIAC is pleased to welcome newly elected members, Phil Cole of Cert Centre Canada and Marinvent, and Lorenzo Marandola of M1 Composites Technology to its Board of Directors.

These newly elected Board Members bring extensive background in the aerospace sector, and are well-positioned to guide the AIAC in its mission to advance the aerospace industry in Canada.

“On behalf of AIAC and our members, I would also like to extend our sincere gratitude to Rich Foster for his dedication and leadership during his tenure as Board Chair” Mueller continued.

The view the full list of AIAC Board Members, please visit the AIAC website.

About AIAC:

AIAC is the national association representing Canada’s aerospace manufacturing and services sector. As the world’s seventh-largest aerospace industry, Canada’s aerospace sector contributes nearly $27B to the economy in GDP, exports 80% of its output and invests heavily in research and development (R&D) – over $683M in 2022 – while supporting nearly 212,000 jobs from coast to coast.

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John Braniff
Sr. Manager Communications and Social Media, AIAC