Facette New CBAA Boss

The Canadian Business Aviation Association announced Thursday (Nov. 9) that Jim Facette has been chosen to succeed Rudy Toering as president and CEO of the organization.

Facette was president of the Canadian Airports Council and his CBAA appointment takes effect Dec. 1.

“CBAA made tremendous progress during Rudy Toering’s tenure; its influence in Ottawa is growing,” said CBAA Board Chair Rod Barnard “Going forward, we wanted to find an individual who had skills and experience to build on what we have accomplished. The selection committee reviewed some excellent candidates; we were unanimous in our view that Jim has the experience, qualifications and abilities to take CBAA to the next level.”

Facette spent six years heading up the airports organization and developed top-level contacts in government and industry during his tenure.

“Rudy Toering did a tremendous job to enhance the value of CBAA and raised our profile” said Mr. Barnard. “Currently, we are working on a number of critical files relating to regulations and taxation, with more coming. Our members are counting on us for results and we are confident that Jim can help us deliver solutions and grow the association.