Proven Leadership

Meet our team of top performers

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Abe Neufeld

CEO & Accountable Executive

A member of the Board of Directors since it's founding in 2004, Abe stepped into the CEO and Accountable Executive Role in June 2021.

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Henry Hamm

Director

Henry has been a member of the founding Board of Directors for CanWest Air since it's inception in 2004

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Kevin Schaub

COO, Operations Manager, PRM
PH: 780-821-9287
Email: kevin@canwestair.com

Kevin joined Nor-Alta Aviation in 2009 as Director of Maintenance, and brings to the team over 20 years of experience in aircraft maintenance, specializing in medevacs for most of his career. Since his arrival, Kevin has worked to substantially improve maintenance programs, bringing them to an even higher standard of safety and efficiency. Kevin has held the roles of Chief Operating Officer and Operations Manager since 2018, and resumed the PRM title in 2020

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Mike Marceau

Chief Pilot
PH: 403-804-3654
Email: mike.marceau@canwestair.com

Mike began his career with Nor-Alta Aviation shortly after completing his commercial pilot’s license in 2010. As a pilot, Mike exerted a high level of professionalism and overall work ethic. This combined with his desire to further his career allowed him to move from the Cessna 206 up to Captain of the King Air 250. In 2018, Mike was promoted to Chief Pilot.

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Craig Ripley

Maintenance Manager
PH: 780-937-7599
Email: craig.ripley@canwestair.com

Craig has been with CanWest Air since 2012 and displays many talents recognizable to further enhancing the maintenance program. He provides knowledge, personal drive and pursuit for perfection that made him a great candidate for this position when it became available in January 2020.

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Leanne McAmmond

QMS Manager
PH: 780-841-1759
Email: leanne.mcammond@canwestair.com

Leanne began her career with Nor-Alta Aviation in 2010 as a base engineer at the Fort McMurray location. Leanne moved into a role conducting internal audits and quality checks in late 2017. She took on the role of Quality Assurance Manager in 2017, which expanded to include the Safety Management System, creating an integrated QMS program.

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Joni Schaub

Parts Manager
PH: 780-841-8492
Email: parts@canwestair.com

Joni joined the Nor-Alta team back in 2009, working diligently to implement and upgrade processes to oversee proper tracking of parts through the use of AerochexPT. Bringing an unparalleled attention to detail, Joni oversees the significant on-hand parts inventory, as well as the technical records department.

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Karen Fehr

Controller
PH: 780-832-5671
Email: karen.fehr@canwestair.com

Karen joined the team in 2016. Her background in accounting combined with attention to detail helps to keep CanWest Air on target financially. Education in business management as well as human resources makes her a well rounded, ideal choice for this department.