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Reid is Air Canada COO

Rob Reid, formerly Senior Vice President, Operations, has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Air Canada, with responsibility for Flight Operations, Flight Safety, System Operations Control, and Customer Service Strategy and Delivery. Reid will report directly to Montie Brewer, President and CEO of Air Canada.
Reid joined Air Canada in 1976 and has flown a number of different aircraft types. He was seconded to Corporate Sales in 1993 and Transport Canada in 1994 before moving into Flight Operations management. Reid was Director of Flying Operations for Air Canada’s DC-9 and Canadair Regional Jet fleet before being appointed Vice President, System Operations Control in October 2000. In March 2003, he assumed the role of President and CEO, Air Canada Technical Services in addition to his responsibilities as Vice President, System Operations Control.

“Rob’s vast airline experience and solid leadership are invaluable assets to Air Canada as it continues to grow into a profitable, innovative and competitive airline,” said Montie Brewer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Air Canada. “I’m confident that Rob’s proven abilities will contribute significantly to Air Canada’s leadership in operational performance and customer service,” said Mr. Brewer.

In addition, Chantal Baril, previously General Manager, Airport Operations-Eastern Canada, has been appointed to the position of President and CEO, Air Canada Ground Handling Services. She will report to Rob Reid on an operational basis. Brad Moore, currently in this role, will assume leadership of certain ACE initiatives, reporting directly to Robert Milton, Chairman, President and CEO of ACE Aviation Holdings Inc.

Prior to her appointment as General Manager, Airport Operations-Eastern Canada, Baril was Senior Director, Airport Operations between 2001-2004, and Director, Resource and Planning between 2000-2001.