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Executive Committee


Composed of members from the private and public sectors, academia, and independent members, the Executive Committee provides oversight of key strategic activities; reviews on a bi-annual basis, GARDN’s performance, role, functioning and mandate; prepares Board decisions with respect to high risk areas; ensures the orderly flow of Board business; and plays a key role in succession planning.


  • Jim Quick (President), Aerospace Industries Association of Canada

OEMs and intermediate size companies

  • Michel Dion, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada
  • Jonathan Hack, Bombardier Aerospace
  • Sylvain Larochelle, Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • Dave T. O’Connor, Magellan Aerospace


  • Donald Ball, DB Geoservices


  • David Zingg, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies

Research Center

  • Jerzy Komorowski, National Research Council Canada

Research Network

  • Denis Faubert, CARIC, CRIAQ


  • Richard Legault, Institut de la confiance dans les organisations

Ex officio members

  • Denis Godin, Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada
  • Sylvain Cosky, GARDN
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