Samuel Associates welcomes former General Manager of L3 WESCAM
Samuel Associates welcomes former General Manager of L3Harris WESCAM
Jacques Comtois joins Samuel Associates of Ottawa as a Senior Aerospace Associate. Jacques will be a key member of the team to provide strategic advice to aerospace, defence and security clients seeking to win government procurement opportunities. He will be responsible for supporting clients on matters dealing with government relations, business-to-business collaborations and market research and analysis.
Jacques served as the Vice President and General Manager with L3 MAS in Montreal. He was subsequently promoted to General Manager of L3Harris WESCAM division until his retirement.
Goran Samuel Pesic, President and CEO, Samuel Associates, said:
"Jacques's aerospace and defence industry leadership experience is second to none. We are excited to have him join our team and represent the firm in Montreal. Jacques brings with him strong operational knowledge and experience, having worked both as a corporate executive in the North American aerospace industry and leading one of Canada's most important defence companies L3Harris, which will greatly assist our clients as they look to navigate and win federal government contracts."
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After his time in the Canadian Armed Forces, Jacques joined Rolls-Royce and Spar Aerospace. He then held leadership positions at Bombardier Aerospace, including General Manager of the Amsterdam Service Centre and Vice-President and Director of Operations for Military Aviation Training. Jacques was later General Manager of the JFK Service Delivery Centre for Bombardier Transportation in New York City spending 12 years with the company.
Jacques started his career in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Highlights of his military career include operational tours in Canada, Germany and the Persian Gulf. He retired as the Commanding Officer of 3 Air Maintenance Squadron (3 AMS) in Bagotville, Québec.