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Toronto-Buttonville welcomes new airport manager

Oct. 14, 2010, Markham, Ont. - Derek Sifton, President of TAL is pleased to announce that Mr. Robert (Bob) Martin has joined the airport’s management team in the role of Airport Manager.

October 14, 2010  By Carey Fredericks

“We had many worthy and well qualified applicants for the position but as is the case is such matters, one stood out for us as the person we who we felt would best fit in with us and handle the job as part of a team” according to Sifton. “Bob is no stranger to the aviation community in this region and is in fact well known to many at our airport. His combined experience in airport operations, strategic planning and leasing combined with his community relations experience, management and business background, make him a valuable addition to our team. Bob is very familiar with operations like ours that involve blended aviation interests and shared resources. He will be able to take over the current role and assist us in planning and executing our future. I am delighted to welcome him to the Buttonville community.”

Before accepting this new position, Bob Martin worked with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority
(GTAA) for eight years. During that time he was extensively involved with their property development in the business aviation area and as such worked with all the YYZ FBOs as well as the CBAA. He was lead author of the Business Aviation section of the GTAA’s Master Plan. Before working for the GTAA Bob was part of the Transport Canada team running the London Airport. Prior to his career in aviation, he worked in the mortgage and lending business with noted Canadian financial institutions. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Business Administration.

Martin is assuming the role previously held by David Dayment. Dave advised TAL this past summer that he was resigning to pursue a new role with another airport operator. During his 25 plus years with the airport he progressed through various roles. He has also represented the interests of the airport and company on numerous industry related associations and committees and within the community adjacent to the airport. In speaking about the change, Derek Sifton stated that Dave Dayment was “well known and respected for his work and a valued asset to the company and operation.” He and the entire TAL team extend best wishes to him in his new role and location.



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