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David Gossen, President of IMP Aerospace & Defence, Elected Chair of the AIAC Board

15-Nov-2016

The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) is pleased to announce the election of David Gossen, President of IMP Aerospace & Defence, as Chair of the AIAC Board of Directors. Mr. Gossen succeeds John Maris, President of Marinvent Corporation, who served as Chair of the AIAC Board over the last year.

“I am honoured to have the opportunity to serve as AIAC’s Board Chair,” said Mr. Gossen. “The global industry is fiercely competitive and changing quickly, and it is essential that the Canadian aerospace industry be innovative, focused and strategic if we are to continue growing and maintain our position of global leadership. I look forward to working with AIAC’s Board and management team to ensure the ongoing success of Canada’s aerospace industry in the years ahead.”

Jim Quick, President and CEO of AIAC, officially welcomed Mr. Gossen to his new role at AIAC’s Board Meeting on November 14. “David Gossen has long been a voice of leadership on AIAC’s board and within the industry as a whole. I am confident that, as Chair, his guidance and expertise will strengthen the association and position the industry for even greater success,” Mr. Quick said. “On behalf of all of us at the AIAC, I offer our heartfelt congratulations to David on his election as Chair and look forward to working with him during the coming year.”

AIAC is the national association representing Canada’s aerospace manufacturing and services sector. As the world’s fifth-largest aerospace industry, Canada’s aerospace sector contributes over $28B to the economy in GDP, exports 80% of its output, and dedicates over 20% of its activity to research and development (R&D). Aerospace is responsible for the employment of 211,000 Canadians.