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William A. Restall Named CAC Chair

215April 27, 2010, Ottawa – Saskatoon Airport Authority President and CEO William A. Restall has been elected chairman of the association for the next two years.


April 27, 2010
By Carey Fredericks
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Saskatoon Airport Authority
President and CEO
William A. Restall


 

April 27, 2010, Ottawa – Saskatoon Airport Authority President and CEO William A. Restall has been elected chairman of the association for the next two years. Tom Ruth, president and CEO of Halifax International Airport Authority, has been elected the association's new vice chair.

Mr. Restall has served on the board of the CAC since 2004, since 2008 as vice chair, and replaces outgoing chair Barry Rempel. Mr. Rempel, who is president and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority, retains his seat on the CAC board.

"Under Barry's tenure, the CAC has successfully transitioned to a new membership and board structure and is well positioned for its role as the voice of the airport community in Canada today," said Mr. Restall. "In the coming years, the CAC will remain instrumental to Canada's airports as we evaluate our role as economic engines for the communities we serve as well as our role within the broader global airport community.

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Mr. Restall has been president and CEO of Saskatoon Airport Authority since 1999. One of the first seven executives accredited by the International Association of Airport Executives, Mr. Restall has 36 years experience in air transportation.

While at Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport, Mr. Restall successful oversaw the airport's devolution from federal government control to a non-share capital airport authority. Today the airport has an asset value of $350 million, has over 700 people employed at the Airport, and provides a total annual impact to the community of $150 million.

In addition to his role at the CAC, Mr. Restall is a director of the Saskatchewan Aviation Council, and a director of the Northwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives. He also is a past-president of the International Northwest Aviation Council, and a past director of the International Association of Airport Executives.
 
Mr. Restall received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from the University of Winnipeg and a Bachelor of Commerce in Administrative Studies from the University of Manitoba.