Air Canada Announces Changes to Technical Leadership

Air Canada has named Bill Zoeller to the
position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada Technical
Services. Concurrently, Ron Elvidge becomes Vice President and Chief Operating
Officer of the business unit. Both are based at the company’s maintenance
centre in Montreal.“Bill’s solid experience in airline maintenance operations and his
progressive leadership qualities will be invaluable assets to Air Canada
Technical Services as the organization continues its drive to position itself
as one of the world’s leading MRO providers,” said Rob Reid, Senior
Vice President, Operations at Air Canada. “Moreover, Ron’s proven abilities in
innovation and creativity will ensure the unit’s leadership in operational
performance, customer service and cost control.”
  Zoeller has held a wide range of positions at Air Canada Technical
Services since his career began 30 years ago as avionics mechanic. Since that
time, he has headed up the company’s Winnipeg Maintenance base and was named
Vice President, Heavy Maintenance in 2000 before being appointed Vice
President and COO in 2003.
  Since joining Air Canada 25 years ago after having worked on the Space
Shuttle Arm at Spar Aerospace, Elvidge has held senior positions in
engineering, heavy maintenance, fleet management and change management. He has
been instrumental in the implementation of Six Sigma at Air Canada. Since
April 2003, he has held the position of Vice President, Engine and Component
Maintenance.

  Air Canada Technical Services provides maintenance, repair, overhaul,
engineering, supply and purchasing to support Air Canada’s mainline fleet of
more than 210 aircraft, as well as other airline customers, in five
maintenance categories: airframes, engines, components, line and aircraft
cabins. Air Canada Technical Services operates six major maintenance base
centers located across Canada: in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg,
Calgary and Vancouver.

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