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CADSI appoints vice-president of operations

The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) has appointed Gerry Champagne as vice-president of operations.


December 17, 2012
By Canadian Security

According to CADSI, the vice-president of operations is responsible for directing all aspects of CADSI’s administration, financial management, membership services, communications, information technology, human resources and event programming.

“Our association is taking a substantial step forward with the addition of Gerry Champagne to our team,” said Tim Page, President of CADSI, in a statement. “His expertise and knowledge of management and leadership, the Canadian Forces, the federal government, and the defence and security sector will be invaluable to CADSI in this operational role and will maximize CADSI’s value to its members. We are keenly looking forward to his contributions.”

Champagne retired as a Brigadier-General from the Canadian Forces with more than 35 years of service. As a member of the Royal 22e Régiment, he led large organizations in Canada and overseas. He also served in Germany and deployed on United Nations and NATO operations in Bosnia-Hercegovina, Croatia and Afghanistan.

Champagne also has 15 years experience at the senior executive, including Commander 5 Area Support Group in Montreal, Director General of Operations for the Canadian Forces in Ottawa, and Chief of Staff Regional Command South in Afghanistan. He retired as Deputy Commander Canada Command in 2011.

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CADSI represents more than 900 member companies who are contributors to Canada’s national defence and security.


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