TORONTO, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Discovery Air Inc. ("Discovery Air")
announced today that Paul Bernards has been appointed as the Chief
Financial Officer ("CFO") of Discovery Air effective April 1, 2014.
Mr. Bernards brings nearly 30 years of experience as a senior finance
leader and executive to his role at Discovery Air. He has previously
served as CFO for Masonite International Corporation, Shepell FGI and
Premier Salons, serving most recently as Vice President Finance,
Operations for JELD-WEN. Mr. Bernards has extensive experience in
managing worldwide finance, tax and IT functions, developing effective
reporting and control processes, and due diligence and post-acquisition
integration. He began his career as an accountant in public practice
with KPMG in Toronto, where he worked as a Senior Accountant before
leaving to commence his career in private industry.
Mr. Bernards is a Canadian Chartered Accountant, a U.S. Certified Public
Accountant, and holds a Masters in Business Administration from York
(now Schulich) School of Business and an ICD.D designation.
Mr. Shavit stated "I am very pleased to welcome Paul to Discovery Air.
His breadth of experience will be of tremendous benefit to Discovery
Air as we execute against our growth initiatives in the coming years.
I also take this opportunity to thank Bill Martin for his contribution
to Discovery Air. We have made significant strides strategically at
Discovery Air during Bill's time with us and owe him a debt of
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, helicopter
operations, air ambulance services, airborne fire services, fixed-wing
air charter services, expediting and logistics support, and a range of
maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification, engineering and
Discovery Air's Class A common voting shares and unsecured convertible
debentures trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbols DA.A and
SOURCE: Discovery Air Inc.
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