As Director of Canadian Operations, Jacques is responsible for leading the company’s business operations and the strategic growth, and performance of the organization. He leads the strategic planning and initiatives to advance future business opportunities and partnerships, and scaling Peraton’s Canadian operations.
Jacques brings more than 20 years’ experience in Canadian aerospace and defence. After serving in the Canadian Armed Forces, Jacques joined Rolls-Royce and Spar Aerospace. He held leadership positions at Bombardier Aerospace, including general manager of the Amsterdam Service Centre and vice-president and director of operations for the Military Aviation Training. He also served as vice president and general manager at the JFK Service Delivery Centre for Bombardier Transportation in New York City, L3 MAS in Montreal, and L3Harris WESCAM, before becoming a Senior Aerospace Associate at Samuel Associates.
Jacques started his career in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), where he served as a Commanding Officer, 3 Air Maintenance Squadron (3 AMS) in Bagotville, Québec, and managed preventive and corrective maintenance operations in support of the CF-18 fighter aircraft. During his military career, he also performed operational tours in Canada, Germany, and the Persian Gulf.
Jacques earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada and an executive MBA from Queen’s University.