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Air Canada puts "strong leadership team in place," announces new appointments

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  •   12-23-2020  12:45 pm
  •   Pax Global Media

Air Canada puts "strong leadership team in place," announces new appointments
From left: Nino Montagnese, Lisa Pierce and Virgilio Russi.
Pax Global Media

Some key promotions have unfolded at Air Canada as the airline moves to strengthen its leadership team. 

According to an internal memo released on Wednesday (Dec. 23), Nino Montagnese, previously Managing Director, Air Canada Vacations, is now Vice-President at Air Canada Vacations. 

Lisa Pierce, previously Managing Director, Canada and USA Sales becomes Vice-President, Canada and USA Sales. 

As well, Virgilio Russi, previously Managing Director, International Sales becomes Vice President, International Sales. 

Calin Rovinescu, Air Canada's President and Chief Executive Officer, who will retire on Feb. 15th, had this to say about the appointments: 

"As we approach the end of a tumultuous year, and look forward to a brighter future in 2021, we continue to take steps to best position ourselves for recovery from the devastating repercussions of the COVID-19 global pandemic. As we turn our attention to re-building our airline, we are also focusing on ensuring we have a strong leadership team in place. In order to mitigate market pressures, enhance the succession planning process, and strengthen our leadership team."

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