At the rank of Major-General, Peter Gartenburg retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force after 33 years as an aerospace engineer, flight test specialist and logistician. In civilian life, he was responsible for helping L-3 divisions successfully conduct business in Canada. He was the main contact with military and government officials in Canada on behalf of L-3 Corporation. Prior to L-3, he held an executive position at General Dynamics Canada.
Eugene Gerden is an international freelance writer who specializes in covering global military and defence industries. He has worked for several industry publications and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Richard Gimblett is a respected naval historian and defence policy analyst with previous experience in the Canadian Navy. He served at sea in the Persian Gulf in 1991 and subsequently co-authored the official Canadian account of that conflict. Later, he helped to develop Leadmark: The Navy's Strategy for 2020. He is a Research Fellow with the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies at Dalhousie University.
Richard served in the Canadian Forces for 14 years and retired at the rank of major in 2008. He served at 2 Wing (CFB Toronto), Air Command Headquarters (CFB Winnipeg), 400 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (CFB Borden), Air Transport Group (CFB Trenton), Fighter Group (CFB North Bay), 1 Wing (CFB Kingston), Land Force Atlantic Area Headquarters (CFB Halifax) and National Defence Headquarters (Ottawa). He also served on Canadian Forces Operation Mirador in Aviano, Italy and at NATO Headquarters in Sarajevo, Bosnia as a member of the NATO Advisory Team.
Mike is Group President at MDA Corporation. Prior to this, he was President of CAE Professional Services. Mike's service career over the past 15 years has focused on simulation based analysis, design, testing, and training, and on the definition of integrated professional services that exhibit these principles in support of systems and capability engineering. Mike is a member of a number of human factors and modeling & simulation societies.
A former defense industry policy advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense under Dick Cheney, Bernie also taught at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, was an adjunct professor at the National War College in Washington, and a member of Newt Gingrich’s Visionary Leadership teaching team. An advisor to US Congressional committees, he was at the forefront of US defense acquisition reform. Mr Grover passed away in August 2017.
Colonel Denys Guérin is the Director of Air Force Contracted Force Generation responsible for the strategic level oversight of Canadian pilot training, combat support and commercial contracts at Goose Bay. He has logged over 2000 hours on fighter and training aircraft. He commanded 22 Wing North Bay/Canadian Air Defence Sector, served as Wing Ops Officer at 5 Wing Goose Bay.