Belron Canada has appointed Michel Savard as its next president. Ralph Hosker, who has been Belron Canada’s CEO since 2009, will return to the U.K. and retire from Belron Canada on April 1, 2022, however he will remain in the business as an advisor to Tom Feeney, executive chairman, Belron North America, until June 30, 2022. Hosker joined Belron International 20 years ago as global supply chain director, responsible for supply chain for the entire Belron group. In 2009, he moved to Canada as president. Since joining Belron Canada in 2009, Michel Savard has been vice-president, customer experience. Through the years, he took on added responsibilities including wholesale operations, franchising, and supply chain which prepared him for his new role. Hosker will work with Savard over the next four months until he retires.
Drone Delivery Canada
Steve Bogie, Drone Delivery Canada’s vice-president flight operations and technology, has been elected a director of the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC). The appointment reflects the increased importance the traditional aviation industry in placing on the drone industry. ATAC’s objectives include promotion of safe, reliable, efficient and affordable air transportation of people and goods to the benefit of Canadian society; engagement with relevant government and regulatory authorities to advance Canadian commercial aviation and facilitate sustainable air transport; promotion and support of a regulatory framework that recognizes innovation in providing safe and competitive air transport services; and to advocate for government recognition of commercial aviation as a vital Canadian socio-economic driver.
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
Elise Maheu, vice-president of government affairs and markets, 3M Company (Canada) is the new chairwoman of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) national board of directors. Maheu succeeds Dave McHattie, vice-president, institutional relations, Tenaris Canada, who has been chair since 2019.
PayCargo has appointed Amit Gairola as chief design officer. He will be based in London from where he will lead a team focused on the product and strategy of PayCargo’s expansion in Europe, Middle East, and Asia. He will also have global responsibility for PayCargo’s data business. Gairola previously worked Amazon for 10 years in a variety of general management, product and commercial roles, including most recently as general manager of Amazon Freight in Europe. He recently worked as chief executive for a new business opportunity in the sustainable fashion start-up, Pangaia. He also previously worked in strategy consulting at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).