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Chorus Aviation adds Ridolfi to the fold

Rick Flynn, Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Development Officer, Chorus Aviation Inc. has announced the appointment of Steven Ridolfi as Senior Vice President, Strategic Investments, Mergers and Acquisitions, effective October 1, 2015.


October 7, 2015
By Chorus Aviation

 
Ridolfi will be based in Toronto and will join Flynn’s team that is focused on developing and executing on strategic plans through: growth initiatives that diversify the current group of Chorus subsidiaries; acquisitions in strategic areas that leverage Chorus’ expertise; and establishing and managing relationships with strategic partners in identified growth areas.
 
“Our renewed and energized concentration to strengthen, grow and diversify the Chorus group of companies is taking shape,” said Flynn. “Steve’s worldwide relationships and extensive experience in the regional airline sector are attributes that we will leverage to achieve future success.  I’m confident the creation of this new division with the tremendous bench strength of our team of seasoned aviation executives will deliver additional value to our investors and stakeholders.”   
 
Ridolfi previously served as Senior Vice President of Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions at Bombardier Inc. Prior to that Ridolfi was the President of Business Aircraft and President, Regional Aircraft also at Bombardier. Ridolfi had a long and distinguished career in aerospace dating back to 1982 when he joined what was then de Havilland Inc. as a structural dynamics engineer. Ridolfi has held various leadership positions with increasing scope and responsibilities in the regional aircraft market including positions in airline analysis, marketing, research and development, product planning, aircraft programs and customer support. Mr. Ridolfi holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University, and has completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard University.