Howard Eng, president and CEO of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, has been elected chair of the Canadian Airports Council, and airport director Sam Samaddar of the Kelowna International Airport has been elected as vice chair. Eng, who has served as the council’s vice chair since 2014, succeeds John Gibson, president and CEO of the Prince George Airport Authority. Before joining the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Eng served as executive director, airport operations at the Airport Authority Hong Kong, which operates Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). Samaddar began his career at the Vancouver International Airport in 1988. In 1992, he assumed the position of Superintendent Airport Operations at the Kelowna International Airport and has since held numerous positions. He also sits on several boards, including the Canadian Airports Council. In other changes to the board, Geoff Dickson, president and CEO of the Victoria Airport Authority, has joined as director.
The Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) recently named Marie-Chantal Savoy, director of marketing innovation at CN, the 2016 TMSA Marketing Executive of the Year. Each year, this award recognizes a senior-level leader who has demonstrated strategic thinking and intelligent execution of marketing initiatives to meet the business goals of their organization. “Those involved in the selection process were thoroughly impressed with how effectively Savoy has elevated marketing in the rail industry within North America, while giving CN a new face digitally, in print, and at every intersection where the CN brand interacts with stakeholders,” said Brian Everett, TMSA’s chief executive officer. This award is part of TMSA’s mission to provide recognition to marketing, sales, and communications professionals in the transportation and logistics industries.
AIT Worldwide Logistics’s Toronto office recently expanded its international operations department with the addition of international station manager Valerian Ferreira, a veteran of the transportation management industry. Ferreira brings 34 years of industry experience to the position. AIT-Toronto has been granted Certified Agent status by Transport Canada to handle international shipments under the Air Cargo Security Program. The office has also been certified by IATA (International Air Transport Association), an accreditation that allows AIT-Toronto to transact business directly with major airlines operating in Canada.