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Canadian and B.C. aerospace associations plan to join forces

The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) has announced plans to collaborate with the Aerospace Industries Association of British Columbia (AIABC) to help revitalize the provincial aerospace association.


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August 13, 2013 by Canadian Plastics

The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) has announced plans to collaborate with the Aerospace Industries Association of British Columbia (AIABC) to help revitalize the provincial aerospace association.

To do so, they’ve hired Jay Teichroeb, a well-known regional business development expert, to develop a launch strategy and implementation plan.

“Effective, coordinated regional representation is critical to the success of our members and the communities in which they live,” said Jim Quick, President and CEO of AIAC. “We are very pleased to have signed an memorandum of understanding with AIABC to develop a framework to provide the services and advocacy that British Columbia’s aerospace companies need to become more competitive and prosperous.”

Teichroeb, an economic development practitioner with over a dozen years experience in the advanced education, agriculture, manufacturing and aerospace sectors, has been a leading regional advocate of B.C. aerospace interests at the provincial and national level. He will lead the development of the associations’ British Columbia Strategy, including preliminary stakeholder consultations and the development of an organizational framework and implementation plan.

“British Columbia has a robust aerospace sector with world-class capabilities and significant potential for growth,” Quick said. “As we develop an integrated infrastructure, strong member services and a cohesive voice for the industry with regional government and stakeholders, I am confident that this Strategy will help the aerospace industry in B.C. to capitalize on that potential for growth.”