Air Canada has appointed
Ferio Pugliese as Senior Vice President Government Relations and
Mr. Pugliese is succeeding Kevin C.
Howlett who will be retiring in November
after 45 years of dedicated service.
joining Air Canada, Mr. Pugliese was previously Executive
Vice-President, Customer and Corporate Affairs at Hydro One Inc.
He has also held senior leadership positions at other Canadian
companies including WestJet, WestJet Encore and Catalyst Paper
"As a global carrier
connecting 64 Canadian cities and communities to more than 220
worldwide markets on six continents, one of Air Canada's key
priorities is continuing to outreach and strengthen the
partnerships we have in the cities and communities we fly to, and
our relationships with all levels of government in Canada," said
Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Ferio's
solid, diverse experience from several Canadian organizations is
well-suited to oversee these important relationships, and to also
lead the strategic direction of Air Canada's regional operations
including our relationships with our regional carriers operating
on Air Canada's behalf. I take this opportunity to congratulate
Kevin on his upcoming retirement this fall, and thank him for his
valuable and tireless work."
Mr. Pugliese is based in Toronto, and will
report directly to Calin Rovinescu.
Senior Vice President,