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Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute Announces Election of 2021-2022 Executive

January 06, 2021 13:30 | Todd Legault (Administrator)

Mr. Geoffrey Languedoc, Executive Director of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute, is pleased to announce the results of the election of senior executives for the 2021‐2022 term.

Dr. Harry J. Kowal has been elected President. Dr. Kowal is Principal of the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. Dr. Kowal recently retired from the Canadian Forces with the rank of Brigadier‐General. Harry Kowal also serves as the Senior Academic Advisor to the Commander of the Canadian Defence Academy and is considered the senior academic in the Department of National Defence.

His educational background includes a BEng and Masters of Defence Studies from RMC; an MA in Strategic Studies from Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia; and MSc and PhD degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Tennessee Space Institute.

Mr. Allen Conrad has been elected Vice President. His 34‐year career in the Royal Canadian Air Force included senior engineering management roles on the CF‐104, CF‐5 and CF‐18 aircraft programs; serving as the Superintendent of the Quality Engineering Test Establishment (QETE); and as Program Manager for the Department of National Defence Y2K program. From 2005 to 2018 he was Vice President, Government Affairs and Business Development for IMP Aerospace & Defence. His most recent position was with the Faculty of Engineering and Design of Carleton University as Research Development Advisor to the Dean.

Al graduated from Collège Militaire Royale de St Jean with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Physics and then completed a Master of Science degree in Theoretical Physics at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Jacques Giroux becomes Past President, while Dr. Ian Fejtek steps down from his previous position as Past President.

For more information contact the CASI Headquarters at (613) 591‐8787.

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