The NACC congratulates Joseph Randell on his induction to the Junior Achievement Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame

OTTAWA, May 29, 2013 /CNW/ - The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) congratulates Joseph Randell, President and CEO of Jazz Aviation LP, and Chair of NACC's Board of Directors, on his induction to the Junior Achievement Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame.  Mr. Randell will be inducted during the 2013 gala which will take place on May 29, 2013 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  The NACC also congratulates the other 2013 inductees:  Stephen Smith and posthumously, Hugh O. Mills and Willett James Mills. 

As President and Chief Executive Officer of Jazz Aviation LP, Mr. Randell leads one of the world's largest regional airlines.  With its headquarters in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Jazz employs approximately 5,000 employees and operates to 79 destinations in North America.

Mr. Randell began his career in the airline industry with Eastern Provincial Airways in 1976.  He later helped found Air Nova in 1985 and served as its President.  In 1999, he led the consolidation of Air Nova and Air Alliance, the eastern based Air Canada regional carriers.  Under his direction, further consolidation of other major regional carriers in Canada led to the creation of Jazz Aviation.

"Joe is definitely deserving of such an honour.  His integrity, knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit truly make him an exceptional and highly accomplished business leader.  Joe is also a passionate advocate of the aviation industry in Canada.  Moreover, his enthusiasm and active involvement in the business community serve as a great source of motivation and inspiration to the business leaders of the future.  The member airlines of the NACC congratulate Joe and are honored to have him serve as chairperson of our council", said George Petsikas, President of the NACC.

The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) is the trade association representing Canada's largest national and international passenger air carriers:  Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation LP and WestJet.   We promote safe, sustainable and competitive air travel through the development of policies, regulations and legislation that foster a world-class transportation system.  Collectively, our member airlines carry over 50 million passengers annually, directly employ 43,000 people and create over 260,000 jobs.

SOURCE: National Airlines Council of Canada

For further information:

Marc-André O'Rourke, Director
National Airlines Council of Canada
Tel.: 613-231-7223

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