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André Allard, President

Mr. Allard is an Aviation and Aerospace Industry veteran with more than 40 years of presence in various sectors of the Industry. His background encompasses senior management positions in flight training, business aviation and regional airlines operations. He was also involved in British Aerospace successful marketing and sales effort in Canada.

Late 1997, he founded AeroPersonnel to service the staffing needs of the Aviation and Aerospace sectors.

In 2002 as co-founder and shareholder of NordTech Aerospace, an airline heavy maintenance center, Mr. Allard oversaw the start-up of the company as President and COO and Member of the Board of Directors. He was instrumental in the commercial success of NordTech by securing maintenance contracts worth more than 50 million dollars over the course of 2003 and 2004. In June 2004, NordTech made its entry on the Toronto Venture Stock Exchange. Late 2004, the company initiated a purchase/merger with ExelTech Aerospace that was completed in early 2005.

In December 2004, Mr. Allard retired from the company to return to AeroPersonnel as Managing Director.


Tony McKenzie, Director Recruitment Operations

Mr. McKenzie brings to AeroPersonnel a strong airline background having spent most of more than twenty years with Air Canada in various management roles. He is the holder of a commercial pilot license with an instrument rating. He is co-owner of a Cessna 177 Cardinal that he flies for leasure.

His responsibilities at AeroPersonnel encompass the supervision of all recruitment activities.


Tony Liu, Director Operations China

Mr. Liu brings to AeroPersonnel a strong HR experience after being involved with expat flight crew personnel with FACO HR International of Shanghai. During this period of time he worked in close cooperation with AeroPersonnel to market AeroPersonnel aviation personnel staffing services to Chinese Airlines. .

Tony is in charge of airline marketing activities as well as all airline and candidate support activities in China.


Charles (Zhao) Wang, Director Finance and Administration

After receiving his Law Degree from McGill University Faculty of Law in Montreal in 2001. Mr Wang practiced law in China for more than fifteen years before coming back to Montreal in 2014. His main areas of activities in China were in the corporate and financial sector.

His responsibilities at AeroPersonnel encompass the supervision of administrative and financial activities.


Claude Hamel, Manager Operation Support

Ms Hamel has more than twenty years of presence in the Aviation Industry. She has intimate knowledge of flight crew licensing and training issues. Her experience also encompassed technical staffing responsibilities with NordTech/ExelTech Aerospace.

She brings to AeroPersonnel a wealth of experience in flight crew evaluation and recruitment.


Josée Laroche, Manager Airline Recruitment

Ms Laroche brings to AeroPersonnel more than fifteen years of experience in the Travel and Airline Industry. She spent the majority of these years with Air Transat, a leading North American Charter Airline, where she occupied various management positions. She also served with Jetsgo Airlines as Supervisor of Charter Operations.

Her responsibilities at AeroPersonnel encompass the supervision of airline recruitment and staffing activities.


EJ Escola de Aeronautica Civil, Representative Brazil

EJ Escola de Aeronautica Civil is the largest pilot flight training organization in in Latin America. Founded in 1999, the company has gained recognition as one of the finest educational flight training facilities throughout Latina America. Certified under the Brazilian National Agency of Civil Aviation as an approved pilot school, it operates four bases, Itapolis, Jundiai, Campo Verde and Sao Paulo.

More than 5,000 pilots who trained with EJ are now flying with major domestic and international airlines, agricultural aviation and executive aircraft operations. It offers training from the ab-initio level up to multi-crew training on Airbus A320 and B737 NG flight simulators.

EJ Escola de Aeronautica Civil, in partnership with AeroPersonnel Global, will help Brazilian airline pilots find employment on worldwide flight crew labour markets. It will also provide assistance in Brazil to Brazilian and other Latin American candidates in preparing for their interviews and evaluations with foreign airlines. This includes pre-screening preparations such as with premedical exams, preparatory flight training. Post screening assistance will also be available including background check, licence verification and the non-criminal certificate notarization process. For more information on EJ Escuala de Aeronautica Civil click here.


Capt Igor Pivnitskiy, Representative Russian Federation

Capt Pivnitskiy has accumulated over 17,000 hours of experience Industry of which 6,872 hours were as a B777 Captain. While he started his career with Aeroflot, he gained valuable expat pilot experience with Air India and Asiana Airlines both on the B777. He is very familiar with the expat pilot recruitment process. Igor is also a qualified A320 SFI and TRI.

Based in Moscow, Capt Pivtniskiy provides pre-screening as well as post-screening assistance to AeroPersonnel Russian candidates. As in the case of Brazil, this includes simulator evaluation training preparation, medical examination preparation, licence verification assistance, etc...


Cognitive Technologies (Cogtech), Representative Italy

Cogtech is an EASA qualified flying school ATO.IT.0087. It offers training integrating the most advanced flight simulation technologies with state-of-the-art training innovations.

Cogtech provides AeroPersonnel with assistance in Italy to make available employment opportunities on international flight crew labor markets to Italian pilots. It also assist AeroPersonnel candidates and support them through the recruitment process both at the pre-screening and post-screening phases.

Cogtech helps candidates to prepare for the screening by providing pre-simulator assessment training (China Difference Course) and to prepare for the medical examination. Post screening, it assist with the licence verification process and with the Non-Criminal Certificate notarization process. For more information on Cogtech click







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