In addition to his keen interest in aviation, Bob comes to NGAI with a wealth of knowledge in the aerospace and defence industry and offers a balanced perspective resulting from his experience in both the public and private sectors.
Before his retirement in May 2012 as Operations Manager for the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, Bob was instrumental in ensuring aviation security by overseeing audits to guarantee regulatory compliance throughout Atlantic Canada.
During his appointment as President of CHC Composites, Bob supervised the construction and maintenance of a state-of-the-art composite facility located at Gander International Airport. His proven track record as a leader of successful teams enabled him to deliver increased profitability and revenues throughout his tenure.
Bob has made significant contributions to Air Atlantic where he previously held the position of Vice-President of Maintenance and Operations as well as to the Newfoundland Government Air Services as Director of Maintenance and Engineering. Throughout his career he has made a positive impact in the area of recruitment and retention due to his strong customer focus and commitment to open communication.
Bob is a proud member of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band of Newfoundland & Labrador. He has served on various boards and committees, including his current role as a member of the board of directors for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) on behalf of Newfoundland & Labrador.