AIAC Welcomes New Vice President of Policy and Competitiveness

Ottawa (Ontario), May 8, 2012 (AIAC PR) – The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) is pleased to announce the addition of Lucie Boily to its team as Vice President of Policy and Competitiveness, effective May 22, 2012.

“We are very happy that Ms. Boily has agreed to join the AIAC team,” said Jim Quick, AIAC’s President and CEO. “Lucie has a deep understanding of the aerospace industry that has come from years of experience in both the private and public sector. Her ability to develop and articulate forward-thinking, strategic policy will be of immense value to the AIAC, our members, and the Canadian aerospace industry.”

In her capacity as Vice President of Policy and Competitiveness, Ms. Boily will be responsible for leading the AIAC’s policy development on international, domestic and competitiveness issues. She will also hold key responsibilities related to advocacy, stakeholder relations and the development of strategic partnerships.

Ms. Boily has an extensive background with the public sector, including twelve years spent in the Aerospace and Defence Branch of Industry Canada. She specializes in policy and program development and coordination between industry stakeholders, national and regional associations and various levels of government.

“This is a critical time for aerospace in Canada and Ms. Boily’s knowledge of the industry, especially in the areas of innovation, competitiveness and small business, will be a tremendous asset as we develop policies that promote the aerospace industry and the Canadian economy,” Quick said.

The AIAC is the national association representing Canada’s aerospace manufacturing and services sector. As the world’s fifth largest aerospace industry, Canada’s aerospace sector generates than $22 billion and employed 80,000 Canadians. Nearly 80 per cent of Canadian aerospace products were exported. AIAC represents the interests of 400 aerospace companies across Canada.