"I am delighted that Mr. Barone has accepted the vice chair position," said Minister Lebel. "The CTA will benefit from his immense experience and expertise in the field of civil aviation and transportation as a whole."
Mr. Barone has more than 31 years of transportation leadership experience in a wide variety of positions in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Since 2008, he has been president and CEO of the Canadian Business Aviation Association and before then, from 2006-2008, was president and chief executive officer of the Air Transport Association of Canada. His previous senior management roles include that of regional vice-president of InterVISTAS Transportation Consulting Inc. (2003 to 2006) and president and CEO of the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (1996-1999).
Mr. Barone holds a B.A. in Economics from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and studied as an Executive Fellow of Business Administration (FBA) at the Canadian School of Management in Toronto. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, an organization representing the transport and logistics industries worldwide. Mr. Barone has served on many boards, such as the Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace, the Hope Air Charity, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in North America, and the Canada Safety Council. He was awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002.
The Canadian Transportation Agency is an independent administrative body of the Government of Canada. As a quasi-judicial tribunal, the agency, informally and through formal adjudication, resolves a range of commercial and consumer transportation-related disputes, including accessibility issues for persons with disabilities. As an economic regulator, the agency makes determinations and issues authorities, licences and permits to transportation carriers under federal jurisdiction.