ATAC Congratulates Wing Magazine’s Top 20 Under 40

Wings Magazine has identified this year’s Top 20 Under 40. This Wings program recognizes the achievements of the newest generation of aviation and aerospace professionals who are driving the aviation and aerospace industries forward. From pilots to maintenance engineers, supervisors, flight operation managers and more, these talented professionals represent the best and brightest in our industry. 

ATAC congratulates the following member company employees who were named in the Top 20 Under 40:

  • Shawn Braiden, Acting PRM, Aeroflight International Services/Harbour Air
  • Warren Gosselin, Director. Technical Operations Revenue Services, NAV CANADA
  • Dusty Miller, Westwind Captain and Deputy Flight Safety Officer, Discovery Air Defence
  • Chrissy Perry, Chief Flying Instructor, KF Aerospace Defence Services
  • Stephanie Robinson, B1900D Captain, Air Georgian
  • Bert Van Der Stege, Vice President, Commercial, First Air

ATAC also applauds all other 2016 Wings Magazine Top 20 Under 40 winners.

  • Denis Bourgouin, Director of Maintenance, Fast Air
  • Sean Davies, Co-owner/Operator, Maintair Aviation
  • Gary Dew, Hardware Engineer, Aversan Inc.
  • Jesse Goranson, Manager, Marketing and Strategy, Heli-One
  • Milena Kohanenko, Aviation Compliance Manager, Ledcor
  • Jocelyn Lebell, Director of Corporate Services, Hawkair
  • Micheal Nault, Program Director, Light Helicopters, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada
  • Natalie Panek, Mission Systems Engineer, MDA Robotics and Automation Division
  • Erik Polzin, Founder/CEO, Sitka Aviation
  • Jeff Roberts, Avonics/Electrical Systems Designer, AME, Avmax
  • Graham Snell, General Manager, Saskatoon/Regina Aerocentres and Lancaster Aviation Fuels
  • Mark Steinbeck, President, Traxxall Technologies
  • Gabriel Zellbeck, Assistant Chief Pilot, L R Helicopters

ATAC Holds a Special Meeting of Members

ATAC is happy to announce that a Special Meeting of Members was held on Tuesday, June 28, to submit changes to our By-Laws in reference to the length of the terms of Industry Partner nominees on the ATAC Board.

Currently, persons nominated by Industry Partners for appointment to the ATAC Board of Directors are limited to a one-year term, as stipulated by the Canada Not-For-Profit Act. The ATAC Board of Directors recommended that Industry Partner nominees be elected to the Board rather than appointed, which would permit them to serve for three years.

Industry Partner nominees would be listed on the slate, along with Member nominees, to be voted on by the Members at the Annual Meeting. The mandates of the two nominees elected to the Board at the 2016 Annual Meeting would be staggered so that their terms don’t end on the same year.

The approved By-Law changes will be formally acted upon at this year’s Annual Meeting. The terms of the current Industry Partners appointed to the Board last year will end this November and both Directors would be eligible to run again.

The nomination process for all Board nominees will begin in August.

Wayne Gouveia Celebrates 10 Years at ATAC


ATAC warmly congratulates Vice President, Commercial General Aviation & Vice President, Prairie and Northern, Wayne Gouveia, for 10 years of loyal service to ATAC and to the aviation community in Canada.

It has been a privilege and an honour to have served ATAC member companies for the last 10 years. My greatest reward to date has been to hear that ATAC companies have benefited from my work and efforts and that I have made a difference and helped paved the way for future success”

Wayne has been an invaluable asset to ATAC members all these years and we proudly extend our heartfelt congratulations for his numerous accomplishments on behalf of ATAC members.


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