Northern Ontario is well represented on the Airport Management Council of Ontario (AMCO), which elected its new board executive during its 33rd annual general meeting in October.
Duane Riddell, manager at the Red Lake Municipal Airport, has been elected president. Riddell is a licensed commercial pilot with more than 35 years of aviation experience in northwestern Ontario. An active community member, Riddell sits on several volunteer boards, notably as chair of the Norseman Festival Committee, which is dedicated to the preservation of aviation heritage in the region.
Terry Bos, president-CEO of the Sault Ste. Marie Airport Development Corp., has been re-elected to the position of treasurer. Bos has served on the AMCO board since 2010. He currently serves on the board of the International Association of Airport Executives Canada, chairing the accreditation committee and board of examiners. He’s been with the Sault airport since 1999.
The council is rounded out by vice-president Chris Wood, manager of the Region of Waterloo International Airport; outgoing president Mike Karsseboom, general manager of airport security, compliance, and planning at the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport; and Marion Smith, manager of the Chatham-Kent Municipal Airport, who was elected to the position of regional director for the southwest region.
Changes to the AMCO board of directors are effective as of Nov. 1.
Incorporated in 1985, the AMCO represents airport owner and operator organizations, advocating for the sustainability, safety and efficient operation of airports across Ontario.Incorporated in 1985, the AMCO represents airport owner and operator organizations, advocating for the sustainability, safety and efficient operation of airports across Ontario.