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Board of Directors


GARDN’s current Board of Directors reflects the interests and concerns of its public, private and academic stakeholders.


  • Jim Quick (President), Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
  • Denis Faubert (Treasurer), CARIC, CRIAQ
  • Dominique Collin, X-NOISE 
  • Rex Hygate, Esterline CMC Electronics
  • Ibrahim Yimer, National Research Council 
  • Myrka Manzo, Air Canada
  • Hayley Ozem, Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • Stephen Colavincenzo, Bombardier Aerospace
  • Jonathan Hack, Bombardier Aerospace
  • David W. Zingg, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies
  • Richard Legault, The Institute of Trust in Organizations 
  • John Jastermski, MDS Aero
  • Sylvain Larochelle, Pratt & Whitney
  • Dave T. O’Connor, Magellan Aerospace
  • Anoush Poursatip, University of British Columbia
  • Michel Dion, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada


  • Katie Durling, Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada
  • Farzan Jamarani,  Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada

Ex officio members

  • Denis Godin, Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada