The potential of any corporation is reflected in the strength of its management team. Our proven management team is committed to building on the strength of our people, the solid performance of our organization and to seize the opportunities ahead.
Don Wall, CPA
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Wall took on the responsibility of President & CEO in late 2009. Mr. Wall has held various positions with Canadian Helicopters and its predecessors since 1989, including Senior Executive Vice-President and other senior management positions. Mr. Wall holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from Memorial University of Newfoundland and is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (inactive).
Matthew Wright, CFA, MBA
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Matthew Wright has held the position of Vice President & CFO since August 2015. Previous to this appointment, he held the position of Manager of Investor Relations and Financial Analysis within the HNZ Group. Mr. Wright holds a Masters of Business Administration with a finance specialization from the University of Alberta, a Masters of Theological Studies from the University of Toronto and is a CFA Charterholder.
Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Seguin assumed the role of Vice President & Chief Operating Officer in mid 2012. In this position Mr. Seguin is responsible for operations, maintenance, marketing, and safety for the Canada based charter business. Prior to this role, Mr. Seguin held the position of Vice President and Director of Marketing – Eastern (2009-2012) and Vice President, Safety and Quality from (2004-2009). With almost 30 years of experience in aviation, Mr. Seguin has taken to the air in many capacities during his flying career as a Helicopter Pilot, Flight Instructor, EMS Captain and EMS System Safety Manager. Fluently bilingual, Mr Seguin serves on the board of the Helicopter Association of Canada and is active in the Quebec Transport Association.
Vice President & General Manager – EMS Operations
Mr. Blakely has been Vice President and General Manager, EMS since 1993 and has been with Canadian Helicopters and its predecessors since 1975. Mr. Blakely previously held the positions of Chief Pilot and EMS Operations Manager. He is an experienced pilot with extensive experience managing pilots and engineers operating IFR multi engine Emergency Medical Service helicopters.
Vice President, Safety & Quality
Mr. Cruickshank joined Canadian Helicopters in the summer of 2014. He has over 25 years industry experience covering the military, civilian offshore and medevac fields. He has extensive instructional helicopter experience with the Canadian Air Force and United States Navy as an Instrument Check Pilot /Human Factors Instructor and has been responsible for managing safety programs for both the Canadian Air Force and US Navy. Mr. Cruickshank holds accreditations in Aviation Safety, Accident Investigation, Risk Management, and Human Factors from the Southern California Safety Institute, and rotary wing specific Accident Investigation from the University of Southern California and Bell Helicopter Training Institute.
Vice President, Special Projects
Mr. MacKay has been Vice President, Special Projects of Canadian Helicopters since 2004 and has been with Canadian Helicopters and its predecessors for over 30 years. In addition to being an experienced pilot, he has previously held the positions of Vice President and General Manager Western Canada, Vice President Marketing Western Division and Base Manager. He studied engineering at University of Waterloo, Ontario and completed a marketing management course at University of Western Ontario.
Vice President & Director, Maintenance
Mr. Bergnach has been Vice President and Director, Maintenance with Canadian Helicopters since 2001 and has been with Canadian Helicopters and its predecessors since 1983. He is responsible for all aspects of the maintenance and inventory of helicopters, as well as ensuring that all Transport Canada and corporate policies, regulations and standards for aircraft maintenance are strictly adhered to. He has previously held the position of Quality Manager. Mr. Bergnach has held his AME license since 1985.
Vice President Operations
Mr. LeBlanc was appointed Vice President Operations in 2016. As a pilot and manager he has acquired more than 20 years of experience in the aviation industry. Since he joined Canadian Helicopters Limited in 2000, he has contributed in various roles such as: Director of Operations, Director of Marketing, Base Manager and Line Pilot. Mr. LeBlanc holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Quebec.