AIAC Announces Appointment of Interim Vice President, AIAC Pacific

December 21, 2015

Vancouver (British Columbia), December 21, 2015 – Today Jim Quick, President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), announced that it has appointed Dwayne Lucas as Interim Vice President of AIAC’s Pacific division while the association conducts a search for a permanent replacement forJay Teichroeb. Mr. Teichroeb, who has led AIAC Pacific since it was founded in 2013, is departing the association at the end of December.

Previously the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Cascade Aerospace and a Brigadier General in the Royal Canadian Air Force, Mr. Lucas is a longstanding leader in the British Columbia aerospace industry. Mr. Lucas currently serves as the Regional Director for the Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation (CARIC) in British Columbia. He is also closely involved in the development of the Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo (ADSE), which AIAC Pacific hosts each August in conjunction with the Abbotsford Air Show.

“We are very pleased that Mr. Lucas has agreed to lead AIAC Pacific while we continue our search,” said Mr. Quick. “Dwayne’s in-depth knowledge of the industry and history of leadership in the BC aerospace community make him an excellent choice, and we look forward to working with him over the months ahead.”

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Jay Teichroeb for his service to our association and industry. Jay’s leadership was instrumental to the creation of AIAC Pacific and to our work with the Province of British Columbia in establishing a unified aerospace industry in BC. His deep knowledge of the BC business community and his strategic vision for the association has greatly benefited our membership, and he will be missed,” added Mr. Quick.

About AIAC:
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 $29B 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 180,000 Canadians.

About AIAC Pacific:
The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada created AIAC Pacific with a mandate to promote and develop aerospace business in BC by acting as an advocate and facilitator among industry and government. AIAC Pacific speaks with a cohesive voice for the industry; it provides access for BC companies to national and international programs; and, it aims to develop a strong relationship with the provincial government. AIAC Pacific has a unique relationship with AIAC in that it is the only provincial entity managed by the national association.

For information:
Kristen VanderHoek
Director of Communications
Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
613 232-4297 x225,