OMLC - Program Co-Director
Rod provides overall direction and management of OMLC's selection, training, and development programs.
He was previously the Executive Director of the Ontario Aerospace Council (OAC) and was instrumental in the creation and development of the OAC, Ontario’s aerospace sector organization which started in 1993.
Rod is an experienced executive whose expertise is focused in strategic management, business development, marketing, project management and government relations.
In the aerospace industry, he has broad knowledge and strategic insight developed through general management of aerospace SMEs and active leadership in industry associations and related organizations at the national and provincial levels.
Rod holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree (Mechanical) from McMaster University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Rod and Barbara West-Jones have three children – Kendra, Christopher, and Cameron – and live in Kitchener, Ontario. Rod enjoys golf, skiing, reading, computers, and outdoor activities.