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AIAC give thumbs up to new CARIC CEO

July 28, 2014, Ottawa - The Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC), which was launched in April 2014, has appointed Dr. Denis Faubert as its first CEO.

July 28, 2014  By Carey Fredericks

CARIC is a national research collaboration network designed to consolidate and heighten Canada’s position as an innovative force in aerospace research and technology worldwide, promote aerospace competitiveness through collaboration and innovation, and act as a focal point for collaborative research projects in Canada.

The development of CARIC was led by the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) in cooperation with the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec (CRIAQ) following the release of the Emerson Report on Aerospace in 2012, which recommended the development of a national network to promote collaborative research and innovation in the aerospace industry.

Jim Quick, President and CEO of AIAC, released the following statement in response to Dr. Faubert’s appointment:

On behalf of the Board and members of AIAC, I am pleased to extend our congratulations to Dr. Faubert on his appointment as the first CEO of CARIC. Dr. Faubert has a distinguished career in research and innovation at the national level, and his years of experience in working with multiple stakeholders from across Canada on large collaborative projects will be of tremendous value to CARIC and to Canada’s aerospace industry.


I am also pleased to congratulate CARIC on reaching this important milestone. It is essential for our industry to have a unified, coordinated approach to collaborative research and innovation if we are to maintain our competitive edge. CARIC was developed to meet this need, and with its leadership and management now in place, we look forward to seeing the many benefits and opportunities it will create for aerospace innovation in Canada.


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