YELLOWKNIFE, Nov. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Discovery Air Inc. ("Discovery Air")
announced today the appointment of Jacob (Koby) Shavit as its President
and Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") and the appointment of Brian
Semkowski as a director and Chair of the Board. The appointments are
effective December 13, 2012.
Mr. Shavit is a highly-experienced global business leader and pilot who
in his most recent role successfully grew AGT International, a
privately held multi-billion dollar network of companies, as its Chief
Business Officer. Mr. Shavit brings a wealth of international
experience to Discovery Air as he has managed a significant number of
international projects, penetrated emerging markets and built
public-private partnerships for many large-scale programs, both with
foreign governments and commercial companies alike. He has also
previously held CEO positions in entrepreneurial organizations in China
and the U.S.A. and possesses a significant aviation operations and
military background. Mr. Shavit has been both a fighter jet and
helicopter pilot with over 3,000 flight hours in both cockpits.
"With over 35 years of international business and aviation operations
experience, Koby is uniquely positioned to take on this role. I am
delighted to welcome Koby to the Discovery Air team and look forward to
his contributions and leadership as we embark on this next phase of
Discovery Air's development. I look forward to working closely with him
in my new role as Chair of the Discovery Air Board," stated Mr.
Semkowski. He added "On behalf of the Board, I want to take this
opportunity to thank Gil Bennett for his leadership as Chair of the
Board since 2008. Gil's thoughtful deliberation, integrity and respect
have been the hallmarks of his leadership."
ABOUT DISCOVERY AIR AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES
Discovery Air is a Canadian specialty aviation company operating over
160 aircraft with approximately 850 team members. Its subsidiaries
provide airborne training to the Canadian military, air ambulance
services, airborne fire services, helicopter operations, fixed-wing air
charter services, expediting and logistics support, and a range of
maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification, engineering and
Discovery Air Inc.'s Class A common voting shares and unsecured
convertible debentures trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbols
DA.A and DA.DB.A, respectively).
SOURCE: Discovery Air Inc.
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