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JOHN ANDERSON: Founder, CEO and Majority Owner
John started Anderson Air 41 years ago from a passion for Aviation. John is currently the Chairman, CEO and majority owner of The Oppenheimer Group, based in Coquitlam BC. John has worked for Oppenheimer, the oldest operating company in BC, for 40 years and continues to be strategically involved in the business at Anderson Air.
RYAN ANDERSON: President, COO and Owner
Ryan has a passion for aviation and the family business. Ryan joined the team in 2002 as co-pilot in the flight operations. Ryan has gained valuable corporate flying experience for the past 18 years while helping to serve and build the client base. Along with being a Director at The Oppenheimer Group, Ryan is the President, COO and day-to-day driving force of Anderson Air.
LYNN WANG: CPA, CGA, BSc. Chief Financial Officer
Lynn Joined Anderson Air in year 2015 with over 18 years accounting and finance experience. As a Chief Finance Officer, Lynn provides strategic vision and direction for the financial success of the company. Lynn undertakes all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, financial reporting, budget and forecast preparation, and daily accounting operations. Lynn had previously worked in the fishing industry, property management/ real estate industry and IT industry. As a Chartered Professional Accountant, Lynn holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from China and a Diploma in Advanced Accounting from BCIT.
GORDON BARKER: Director of Maintenance
Gordon is a certified Aircraft Maintenance Engineer with 49 years commercial and business aviation experience, both national and international. He is the person responsible for the fleet maintenance, Transport Canada liaison and supervision of the Approved Maintenance Organization’s performance.
CHRIS PARCHMENT: Operations Manager
Chris began his career in aviation over 40 years ago in the Airline Industry transitioning to Corporate Business Aviation over the last 11 years. His many positions include, Chief Pilot, Training Captain, Line Captain and Operations Controller/Dispatcher. Chris’ experience spans globally, accumulating over 18,000 flying hours.
Sarah Gibson: Manager of Flight Coordination
Sarah joined Anderson Air in 2021 as a Flight Coordinator and was promoted to the manager of the department in 2021. With over 20 years in travel management, program planning, and hospitality, Sarah now leads the Flight Coordination team at Anderson Air. With her focus on client-centered service, Sarah works with the team to create seamless customer experiences while promoting a culture of service excellence – focusing on doing this every day to ensure that everyone has a safe, organized, and memorable experience. Sarah is passionate about developing and maintaining strong relationships with our valued partners and clients that inspire confidence and loyalty – executing planning with special care and attention and creating the best customer experience through every step of the journey.
Damian McKevitt: Chief Pilot
Damian started his flying career in 1991, flying floatplanes in Northern Ontario, and eventually worked his way back to his native British Columbia. Damian’s passion for flying floatplanes expanded internationally to many places including the Maldives. That experience prepared him for an airline career and in 2007 he began his latest chapter in corporate aviation as a Pilot and Operations Manager. In 2019, Damian joined Anderson Air in the role of Chief Pilot.
Elaine Soo: Executive Assistant
Elaine joined Anderson Air in 2021. She has been in Executive Administration for over 20 years and almost 30 years in the world of aviation. Elaine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal & Business Studies from Simon Fraser University.