Jake Trainor is the CEO of PAL responsible for strategic planning, coordination and successful operation of the PAL group of companies. Jake joined PAL in 2009 as Vice President of Aerospace Services before being appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer for PAL Aerospace in 2014. Prior to joining PAL, Jake worked in private equity investment at C.A. Bancorp and as a management consultant with the Oliver Wyman Group in their Aviation & Operations Practise. Earlier in his career, Jake served as a helicopter pilot with 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Jake holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada and a Master of Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
Andrew Perry joined PAL Aerospace in 2011, and is primarily responsible for the overall financial management of PAL. He is responsible for strategic financial planning, budgeting, identifying and managing risks, establishing financial objectives, forecasting, and the management of financial and internal control policies. Andrew has progressed quickly within our corporate finance team starting as Assistant Controller, then as Corporate Controller and most recently as Vice President, Finance, before assuming the role as CFO.
Lisa Sparkes joined PAL Aerospace over twenty years ago and has held increasingly senior positions over this time. Her responsibilities include the management of all Human Resource functions including recruitment, compensation and benefits management. As VP of Human Resources Lisa will work to ensure that our company offers all employees the most stimulating work environment in which to work and grow.
Keith Stoodley is primarily responsible for business unit operations, strategic planning, business development, and government relations for PAL LLC. His scope of work includes both domestic and international operations. Keith’s formal education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours) from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia. Keith joined PAL Canada in 2005, and has since gained significant experience in domestic and international programs in the aerospace and defence sector. Keith has extensive international marketing experience, and brings to PAL LLC over 10 years of experience in aerospace business development.