Michael Rodyniuk has been named the new president and CEO of Canadian North Airlines. (Photo courtesy of Canadian North)

Canadian North names new president, CEO

Michael Rodyniuk takes over northern airline from interim president Rashwan Domloge

By Nunatsiaq News

Canadian North Airlines is getting a new boss, the company announced Friday.

Michael Rodyniuk has been named president and CEO of the northern airline effective July 15, company spokesperson Kevin Kablutsiak said in a news release.

Rodyniuk most recently served as specialty asset vice-president for Willis Lease Financing Corp., an aircraft engine and equipment leasing company.

He has three decades of experience in leadership positions in the airline industry, including CEO and president of West Wind Aviation and Wasaya Airways LP, where he led delivery of passenger and cargo services to remote northern communities.

At Canadian North, he takes over from Rashwan Domloge, who was appointed interim president and CEO in April after the departure of former president Chris Avery.

Domloge will continue to serve as vice-president of maintenance and engineering, Kablutsiak said.

Canadian North Airlines services 25 communities within Nunavut, Nunavik and the Northwest Territories, as well as Ottawa, Montréal and Edmonton.

 

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  1. Posted by 867 on

    It would be great to see this aboriginal-owned business have an aboriginal CEO. This seems like Canadian North is going in the wrong direction

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    • Posted by How it looks from here on

      Hiring a professional with years in the industry is the right move (indigenous or not). Hiring someone based on feel good ‘visibility criteria’ to satisfy an ignorant hoard on social media, far less so…

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