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NEWS: Nunavut November 01, 2012 - 7:07 am

Canadian North president Tracy Medve to leave airline Dec. 31

"I believe it is the right time for me to make this move"


Tracy Medve intends to step down from her role as president of Canadian North, effective Dec. 31, 2012, NorTerra Inc. announced Oct. 31.

Steve Hankirk, currently the vice-president of operations, charters and cargo, will take over as president after 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 Mark Gardhouse, NorTerra’s president and chief executive officer.

“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.”

Medve said “a decision like this is never easy, but I believe it is the right time for me to make this move.”

Hankirk, whose first job with the airline was director of flight operations, has been with Canadian North since July 2001.

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