Eric Edmondson – President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Edmondson is President and CEO of Regional Express Aviation Ltd. (REAL) the parent and managing company of Air Georgian where he holds the position of President and CEO. Mr. Edmondson is the accountable executive for Air Georgian and has over 20 years of experience in corporate and airline operations.
Holding an Airline Transport Pilot’s License, he is an Approved Check Captain. He held various line flying and management positions at Simo Air, an Air Ambulance and Cargo operator. Prior to that was responsible for the corporate aviation department at Green Forest Lumber.
A member of the Board of Directors of the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC), he is a frequent speaker on topics relating to regional airline operations both at the college level and at a number of industry and investor events. He is an active community volunteer, having coached various youth football and hockey teams over the past 18 years. Mr. Edmondson is also the Past President of the Barrie Women’s Hockey Association and currently volunteers as an advisor to a number of youth athletic programs throughout Ontario.
Julie Mailhot – Chief Operating Officer
Ms. Mailhot oversees all aspects of Air Georgian’s operations including flight operations, maintenance, customer service, safety, security, reliability, and efficiency. She comes from a long line of successful roles with Air Canada including Director of Facility Optimization Programs. In this function, she was pivotal in leading different major company projects for IT and CRE for the new wide-body hangar at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and the Hot Site for OC. Prior to this role, she served as Director of International Operations and Customer Service where she ultimately oversaw and supported 71 international stations and call centres, as well as all aspects of customer relations.
She has been a member of International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Chair for the Regional Coordinating Group for Safety, Operations and Infrastructure for the Latin America and Caribbean regions, and a committee member for the Customer Experience Board (CEB) for Star Alliance.
Ms. Mailhot is a recipient of the Art of Excellence 20th Edition, proudly serves as the Vice-President for Dreams Take Flight, and is a member of the Special Assistance Team for Air Canada. She is also a passionate ambassador for the Air Canada Foundation.
Scott Monsen – Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Monsen joined Air Georgian as Corporate Controller in September 1997. In his current role, he is responsible for Air Georgian’s overall financial direction, including financial reporting and planning, treasury, taxation, strategic procurement and audit. Prior to joining Air Georgian, Mr. Monsen spent six years practicing in a midsize public accounting firm. Mr. Monsen holds a BA degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and has been a member of the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1996.
Leo Cordeiro – Vice President, Aircraft Maintenance
Mr. Cordeiro joined Air Georgian as Vice President, Aircraft Maintenance in 2016. He brings with him over 30 years’ experience in the aviation sector, including 25 years at Air Canada. A certified AME, he has a Masters Certificate in Supply Chain and Logistics Management from York University’s Schulich School of Business and is a Six Sigma Black Belt and instructor. He has extensive experience in the design and implementation of productivity and process improvement programs, including maintenance planning, compliance, and safety.
Troy Stephens – Vice President, Flight Operations
Captain Stephens began his career with Air Georgian in 1997 as a First Officer flying B1900D aircraft. Over the past 20 years, he has steadily risen through the Company in various roles including Captain flying B1900D, Line Indoctrination Captain and Approved Check Pilot. He previously was in charge of opening Air Georgian bases in Halifax and Calgary before becoming System Chief Pilot, while also managing our Charter Department, and 705 Assistant Chief Pilot. Since the introduction of Air Georgian’s CRJ program in 2013, Captain Stephens has been an integral part of its growth, leading to his current role as VP, Flight Operations which he began in October 2017.
John Tory – Vice President, Corporate Development
Vice President, Corporate Development Mr. Tory joined Air Georgian in 2017. Mr. Tory began his journey in aviation as a line pilot but later transitioned into aviation business management and aircraft charter, spending the last ten years developing, influencing and upholding strategic growth initiatives. Most recently, he held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of a private aircraft management company. Mr. Tory earned an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and a Global Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.
Air Georgian Board Members
- James G. Massie – Founder, Georgian International, Air Georgian Limited
- John Binder – Founder, AvMax
- Daniel J. Revell – Chairman
- Andrew Massie
- Mark Maydaniuk
- Oyinkan Obikoya
- Eric Edmondson
- Scott Monsen