AIRBASE SERVICES - Key Persons
- Account Executive / Sales & Business Development
Airbase, originally founded as Steelbase Aero-Marine in Montreal, Quebec, traces its origins back to 1962 with Company founder, Brian McKeown. Over the years, the Company became a provider of higher volume and value added services such as outsourced machine shop services, its central focus until the late 1980's, and the repair of onboard cargo containers (ULD's), its main business until the early 1990's.
Between 1990 and 1995, the Company expanded its geographic presence in Canada from Montreal to include stations in Toronto and Vancouver with satellite stations in Calgary and Halifax. In 1995, JPMorgan Partners (formerly Chemical Venture Partners) acquired 50% of the Company from Brian McKeown with the intention of growing the business organically and through select acquisitions. From 1995 to 2005, Airbase grew 20 fold expanding its operations through the US and the UK however it, like many other companies, became a victim of the downturn in the industry with subsequent airline bankruptcies and had to "reorganize" in May 2006. Through this reorganization, the original management team took back control of the Canadian corporation.
- Director - Program Management