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Robert Donald is CAMC’s New Executive Director

November 20, 2007  By Corrie

Nov. 20, 2007, Ottawa, Ont. - Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council (CAMC) announces the appointment of Robert Donald as CAMC's Executive Director effective Jan. 1, 2008.

robert_macdonald_camcNov. 20, 2007, Ottawa, Ont.  – The Board of Directors of the Canadian
Aviation Maintenance Council (CAMC) is pleased to announce the
appointment of Robert Donald as CAMC's Executive Director effective
January 1, 2008.

Donald has more than 20 years' experience in the areas of international aviation, national and international transactions, and competition law. He is the former General Counsel of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and spent ten years with the IATA legal departments in Geneva and Montreal. During that time he has worked with all segments of the aviation/aerospace industry, including airlines, airframe and engine manufacturers, airport operators, freight forwarders, governments, regulators and academics. He has been a delegate to numerous Diplomatic Conferences, including the Conference that resulted in the Montreal Convention 1999.

He returned to private practice in 2004 and is Counsel to Fraser Milner Casgrain, one of Canada's leading national law firms. Before joining IATA Robert spent 10 years in private practice as a partner in a Montreal law firm. He received his degree in law from McGill University, a BA from Concordia University, and a postgraduate diploma in European Union competition law from King's College in London, England.

In his comments about the industry and CAMC's role in it, Mr. Donald stated that he is passionate about education and the aviation/aerospace industry. CAMC is a unique organization that combines both. He said, "We read every day about the immanent and, in some cases actual, labour shortages in Canada. Many corporations and industries are discussing the issue but it will be exciting to lead an organization that is actually developing and implementing solutions for its members, in an industry that is crucial for Canada and Canadians."


The Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council (CAMC) is a not-for-profit sector council that represents and assists Canada's aviation and aerospace industry with its human-resource strategy, issues and solutions. With the participation of industry members, CAMC develops and publishes National Occupational Standards with supporting Logbooks (for professional certification) and Curricula (for post-secondary training organizations). CAMC promotes safety, professionalism and standardization through national communication with industry; Human Factors and Safety Management Systems training; individual certification in 24 occupations; and accreditation of training organization programs.

For further information, please contact: Gail Vent Director, Sales and Marketing Tel.: 1-800-448-9715, ext. 223 E-mail: gvent@camc.ca


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