Tom Appleton Appointed President of DAC Aviation
Montreal, QC, October 20, 2014… DAC Aviation has appointed Mr. Tom Appleton president of the company, effective immediately.
A business executive with strong credentials in aerospace operations, sales and executive management, Mr. Appleton will bring to the DAC group a wide range of experience as a senior executive of Canadian and international aerospace companies, including Bombardier Aerospace and Piaggio America.
Emmanuel Anassis, founder and Chairman of DAC Aviation, said “Tom’s strong record of innovation in aerospace business will be of value as we take the company to the next level. A skilled and effective communicator, his hands-on experience encompasses many business areas of relevance to the DAC Aviation enterprise. Tom will bring excellent leadership to the executive management team and support DAC’s business development and future corporate growth initiatives in Canada and elsewhere.”
Mr. Appleton said “I look forward to joining with the founding team of DAC Aviation, to build on the strong base established by their 20-year record of success operating in an unusually challenging business environment.â”
DAC Aviation International, Ltd/Lté, is a Montreal-based company active in the provision of humanitarian aviation services and specialized air transport services for the oil, gas and petroleum industry in developing areas of the world. The company operates a fleet of twenty oneaircraft, including two Bombardier CRJ 200 LR/ER, six Cessna Grand Caravan EXs and ten Dash 8 Q100, 200, 300 and 400s, all operating in support of aid and relief programs from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport (NBO). It also offers jet charter, aircraft component maintenance, repair and engine overhaul services in Canada.