Aviation Executive Brings Years of Experience to New Role
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, Ornge announced the
appointment of Rob Giguere to the role of Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Giguere will oversee Aviation, Operations and the Operations Control
Centre to ensure all teams are working together and moving forward to
support Ornge's focus on patient care and Ontario operations. He brings
decades of experience and knowledge in aviation having worked in senior
executive positions with Air Canada and Skyservice Airlines. He then
became an independent aviation consultant and joined Ornge as a special
advisor for aviation in April 2012.
"Ornge is fortunate to have such a highly respected and knowledgeable
aviation expert in this role," said Ron McKerlie, Interim President and
CEO. "He has not only gained the trust and respect of Ornge staff but
has played an invaluable role in assisting us in rebuilding the trust
Mr. Giguere is the former President and CEO of Skyservice Airlines,
having previously served as the organization's COO and Accountable
Executive with Transport Canada. Prior to that, he held senior
leadership positions at Air Canada, including Executive Vice-President
of Operations and Senior Vice-President of Flight Operations. He began
his aviation career as a pilot with Air Canada in 1974. He currently
holds both an Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Engineer licence. Mr.
Giguere completed his Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering at
the University of Manitoba.
His extensive aviation experience is well-known throughout the industry.
He was also active through voluntary roles as a board member, committee
chair and representative with the Air Transport Association of Canada
(ATAC), an Operations Council Member with the International Air
Transport Association (IATA) and an Operations Council Member and
former chairman of the Air Transport Association (ATA) based out of
"I am very pleased to be given this opportunity to be part of an
organization that provides such vital services to Ontarians," said Mr.
Giguere. "I look forward to working with the executive team and front
line staff as we continue to build a world class air ambulance
Ornge, a not-for-profit .organization, coordinates all aspects of
Ontario's air ambulance system, the critical care land transport
program, paediatric transport program and the authorization of air and
land ambulance transfers between hospitals.
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