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Nick Houseman

President

Nick Houseman spent a decade with Bombardier Business Aircraft in high profile positions. As Director of Flight Operations, Sales Support & Sales Engineering responsible for all of Bombardier’s demo and interim lift aircraft, the department doubled in size to a team of 75 aviation professionals under his tenure. From there, Nick was appointed Program Director of the Global 5000 and Global XRS green production line responsible for the financial viability of Bombardier’s flagship program where he successfully launched several product improvements most notably the range increase for the Global 5000 and the Global Vision Cockpit upgrade. Nick left Bombardier in 2008 to found Zenith Jet. Nick has a M.B.A. from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business in Montreal. For a full account of Nick`s professional record, please refer to his experience on LinkedIn.


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IAIN HOUSEMAN

MANAGING DIRECTOR 

Iain served as a strategic commander in Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS), UK, before retiring in July 2018. He delivered organisational training, programme management/ implementation of strategic projects, 24/7 organisational resource management across staff groups at different locations, coordinated over 700 staff and the emergency response fleet availability while ensuring legal and technical contribution to National Resilience and deployed staff and resources to parts of the UK during emergency events. Iain delivered organisational improvement, policy, commercial business development, income generation, regulatory fire safety enforcement, fire prevention/investigation, human resources management, resilience planning and preparedness through 60 periods of national industrial action and national emergency events. Iain worked in the commercial sector, establishing unique national resilience and protection contracts for airports and national infrastructure locations. He worked with the Civil Aviation Authority and other government departments taking the start-up businesses to £1.5 million turnover within a year. Iain chaired the South-east of England regional Inter Agency Liaison Officers (NILO) board, spending 12 years as a member of the National board dealing with Counter Terrorism Security and Multi Agency emergency service's response. Iain has 8 years of aviation consultancy experience, is completing his Master’s degree in Systems Thinking in Practice and is a director of Griffin consulting and Specialist Resilience Solutions.


SARITH VAIKUNTAN

EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT

Sarith began his aviation career as an aircraft mechanic with Singapore Technologies Aerospace straddling both the commercial and military sectors working his way up to becoming an Aircraft Engineer. In 2005, he joined Jet Aviation in Asia and was responsible for fleet maintenance planning encompassing Boeing, Cessna and Bombardier models. It was his experience with the latter that brought him to Bombardier in 2008 as the Customer Service Account Manager for the Asia Pacific region where he was responsible for providing support to the region’s Bombardier customers. Sarith’s subsequent mandates within Bombardier involved customer support of the region’s Bombardier installed base. In this capacity, Sarith has honed a particular expertise on Bombardier models and has established key relationships with service stakeholders as well as owners and operators in the region. His experience perfectly aligns with ZenithJet’s orientation as Bombardier specialists. Sarith holds a M.B.A from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia. For a complete account of Saith’s professional record, please refer to his experience on LinkedIn.


Brent davies

director, technical services

Brent began his career at Canadair in 1978 as an aircraft electrician. In 1980, he transferred to Field Services installing critical service bulletins. In 1985, Brent joined Innotech Aviation as an avionics technician where he carried out upgrades on cabin entertainment and navigation systems. In 1994, Brent was promoted to Supervisor of Avionics Installations where he led a team of over 60 technicians. In 2004, Brent moved on to join Aerospace Concepts as Manager of Technical Completions responsible for the project management of interior completions, pre-buys and green aircraft inspections. Brent joined ZenithJet in 2011 as Director of Technical Services bringing with him his wealth of technical and project management experience on Bombardier aircraft maintenance and completions. A detailed account of Brent’s professional record, refer to his profile on LinkedIn.


Deepali kumar

Director, Marketing and administration

Deepali comes to ZenithJet from the metals and mining sector having worked for Rio Tinto and Alcan. Skilled at multi-media marketing platforms, Deepali also has 15 years of progressive supply chain and procurement management experience. Recognized for building and maintaining strong relationships, at all levels, with internal and external stakeholders as well as influencing across multiple geographies and business units. Deepali has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University in Montreal. For a full account of Deepali’s professional record, please refer to her experience on LinkedIn.


VinceNT panfili

Manager technical services

Vince is a recent graduate of Concordia University’s Mechanical Engineering program with a concentration in Aerospace. In his short but diverse career, Vince has worked in highly technical environments gaining valuable turbomachinery experience with Rolls-Royce Energy in industrial Trent and RB211 gas turbine fleet development support. Vince also worked as a performance analyst for APG-Neuros, a high efficiency turbo-blower manufacturer. Vince’s focus at ZenithJet is the management of technical issues that arise from projects requiring OEM or vendor engineering dispositions. Vince also is a key member of Zenith Jet’s technical services oversight team and manages all STC issues involving our sound suppression products. Vincent has a Bachelor of Engineering degree (Mechanical) from Concordia University in Montreal. For a full account of Vince’s professional record, please refer to his experience on LinkedIn.


Gabrielle Houseman

Manager, Finance and Social Media

Gaby is a third year student at McGill University in Montreal, majoring in labour relations and human resources (BA). She has worked in business aviation for 4 years, having managed marketing and sales at Leader Luxury for 2.5 years. Gaby brings her innovative millennial skills to manage the financials and our social media accounts. For a full account of Gaby’s professional record, please refer to her experiences on LinkedIn.