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Medve to leave Canadian North in 2013

Nov. 2, 2012, Yellowknife, N.W.T. - NorTerra Inc. President & CEO, Mark Gardhouse, and Canadian North President, Tracy Medve, announced today that Medve intends to step down from her role as President, effective December 31, 2012.


November 2, 2012
By Carey Fredericks

Gardhouse has confirmed that Steve Hankirk, presently the Vice President, Operations, Charters and Cargo, has been appointed to the role of President upon Medve's departure.

"The Board and I want to thank Tracy for her five years of service as President and for her prior involvement with Canadian North in a consulting capacity dating back to 1998 when NorTerra first acquired Canadian North," says Gardhouse. "She has led the company through turbulent economic times and periods of growth, positioning the airline as a prominent and respected provider of both scheduled and charter air services throughout the North and across Canada. We wish her the best and appreciate her commitment to continue in her role until the end of the year."

"It's been a remarkable five years and I am very grateful for the opportunity to have led such an excellent company in this interesting and challenging industry. A decision like this is never easy, but I believe it is the right time for me to make this move. I leave behind a very strong and talented management team, fully able to execute the company's strategy and continue on the path of expansion, diversification and fleet modernization," Medve said.

Hankirk has been with Canadian North since July 2001 and started with the airline in the capacity of Director, Flight Operations. He brings over twenty-five years of industry experience and expertise through his tenure with Canadian Regional Airlines and his career with Canadian North.