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Peraton Welcomes Senior Aerospace Executive as Canada Operating Unit Director
CALGARY, AB – June 14, 2021 – Peraton is proud to announce and welcome Jacques Comtois as the new director of its Peraton Canada Operating Unit. Jacques will be responsible for program performance, operational leadership, and scaling Peraton’s Canadian operations.
“We’re pleased to have Jacques Comtois join our team in Canada. He brings a wealth of experience in the defence industry and a strong record of performance and business acumen,” said Mark Thompson, vice president and general manager, Mission Support, Defense Solutions sector. “With more than 20 years’ experience in Canadian aerospace and defence, Jacques will provide tremendous value in leading program operations, strategic planning and growing our business in Canada.”
As the director of the Canada operating unit, Jacques will lead strategic initiatives and work closely with all Peraton departments and employees operating in Canada. He will provide expertise on government procurements, and advance future business opportunities and partnerships.
Jacques started his career in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), where he served as a Commanding Officer, 3 Air Maintenance Squadron (3 AMS) in Bagotville, Québec, and managed preventive and corrective maintenance operations in support of the CF-18 fighter aircraft. Highlights of his military career include operational tours in Canada, Germany, and the Persian Gulf.
After serving in the Canadian Armed Forces, Jacques joined Rolls-Royce and Spar Aerospace. He held leadership positions at Bombardier Aerospace, including general manager of the Amsterdam Service Centre and vice-president and director of operations for the Military Aviation Training. He also held vice president and general manager positions at the JFK Service Delivery Centre for Bombardier Transportation in New York City, L3 MAS and L3Harris WESCAM before becoming a Senior Aerospace Associate at Samuel Associates.
Jacques earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada and an Executive Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University.
About Peraton Canada
Peraton’s Canadian operations provides innovative, reliable mission sustainment solutions to support next-generation cooperative military advancement in the defence and aerospace industry. For over 35 years Peraton has been a trusted partner to the Canadian Armed Forces, supplying world-class in-service and integrated logistics support through its expertise in supply chain management, maintenance and repair, and engineering solutions. Peraton is Canada’s only prime contractor for complete avionics, electronic warfare, and automated test equipment sustainment on a fighter platform. Peraton’s Canadian operations are headquartered in Calgary, AB with corporate operations headquartered in Herndon, VA. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, state and local markets. Every day, our 22,000 employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit peraton.ca to learn more.
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