Ottawa Branch March 2018 Meeting – POSTPONED. Rescheduled date TBA.
People, Places and Planes – My 50 Years in Aerospace
by Peter W. Maddocks
Peter’s talk takes us back to his early days in the industry and follows his life through the significant influences on his career and some of the people who shaped it. But mostly it concentrates on the aircraft with which he has the most memories and what each meant to him. Whereas our January talk from Dr. Ian Fejtek looked forward 30 years, we thought this might be an opportunity to take you back nearly a half century to see just how far we’ve come.
Peter has spent all his working life in the aerospace and defence sectors, starting with an apprenticeship in the UK and moving on to Canada in late 1978. He has worked as a Senior Project, Contracts and Product Line Manager with 35+ years’ experience with aerospace and defence high value contracts. His customers have included many Canadian Department of National Defence sectors, overseas Air Forces, multiple aerospace and defence companies. Following a lay-off in early 1998, he established his own aerospace and defence consulting business that concentrated on “finding business for business”. He was an Unmanned Systems Canada board member for 5 years and chaired the UVS Conference in Montreal in 2010. His post-retirement activities include Archivist/Secretary/Project Coordinator for the West Carleton War Memorial in the village of Carp that still keeps him busy.
He’s been a CASI member for as long as he can remember!