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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: Vice President of Maintenance
Gordon joined Anderson Air in April 2012 as the Director of Maintenance. He is a certified Aircraft Maintenance Engineer with 49 years commercial and business aviation experience, both national and international. In November 2022 he moved into the position of Vice President Maintenance.
CHARLES BERTRAND: Vice President of Flight Operations
Chuck began his career in aviation over 30 years in the Canadian Air Force. He then moved into civilian aviation with a small operator out of northern Ontario flying mostly MEDEVAC flights. He then moved on to airline flying with both a Canadian carrier and then a large airline in Dubai. He decided to transition into corporate flying and over the last 16 years, he was a Captain, Training Captain, and Approved Check Pilot on various aircraft types. He was the Director of Flight Operations for a large aviation management company for 12 years before joining Anderson Air.
DAVID FIELD: Director of Flight Operations
Dave has over 20 years of aviation experience. He started his career working on the ramp while doing his pilot licensing, before joining industry as a pilot and regulatory compliance administrator. Dave has worked for private and commercial corporate flight departments in various roles during his career and joined Anderson Air in 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration – Aviation (BBA) from the University of the Fraser Valley and a Master of Business Administration – Finance (MBA) from UBC’s Sauder School of Business.
LARRY THIESSEN: Director of Maintenance
Larry joined Anderson Air in October 2022. He is a Certified Aircraft Maintenance Engineer with 33 years of experience combined in private, business and commercial aviation. He has served as DOM in both private corporate operator and in service center environments. He also holds a private pilot’s license.
JOSHUA HALL: Chief Pilot
Josh began his flight training as a teenager in his hometown of Timmins, Ontario. He started his career flying small single engine aircraft in Halifax, NS in the late 90’s. From there, Josh returned to Northern Ontario to fly multiengine and turbine multiengine aircraft. In 2003, Josh continued his journey flying Learjet 35’s around the globe. He has since obtained several type ratings on various business jets including the Gulfstream 550, Falcon 900 EX Easy and the Global Express XRS. Josh joined Anderson Air in June 2022.
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.