OTTAWA, Feb. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the
appointment of Mr. Sam Barone to the Canadian Transportation Agency for
a five-year term.
"I am delighted that Mr. Barone has accepted the vice chair position,"
said Minister Lebel. "The CTA will benefit from his immense experience
and expertise in the field of civil aviation and transportation as a
Mr. Barone has more than 31 years of transportation leadership
experience in a wide variety of positions in the public, private and
not-for-profit sectors. Since 2008, he has been president and CEO of
the Canadian Business Aviation Association and before then, from
2006-2008, was president and chief executive officer of the Air
Transport Association of Canada. His previous senior management roles
include that of regional vice-president of InterVISTAS Transportation
Consulting Inc. (2003 to 2006) and president and CEO of the Canadian
Trucking Human Resources Council (1996-1999).
Mr. Barone holds a B.A. in Economics from McMaster University in
Hamilton, Ontario and studied as an Executive Fellow of Business
Administration (FBA) at the Canadian School of Management in Toronto.
He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics &
Transport, an organization representing the transport and logistics
industries worldwide. Mr. Barone has served on many boards, such as the
Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace, the Hope Air Charity, the
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in North America, and
the Canada Safety Council. He was awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee
Medal in 2002.
The Canadian Transportation Agency is an independent administrative body
of the Government of Canada. As a quasi-judicial tribunal, the agency,
informally and through formal adjudication, resolves a range of
commercial and consumer transportation-related disputes, including
accessibility issues for persons with disabilities. As an economic
regulator, the agency makes determinations and issues authorities,
licences and permits to transportation carriers under federal
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Ottawa
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