Paul Baxter Appointed Vice President, Operations at HIAA

Halifax, N.S. – Paul Baxter has been appointed Vice President, Operations at Halifax International Airport Authority, effective February 25, 2008. Mr. Baxter replaces Peter Clarke, who retired from the position last year. Gord Duke, who served as Acting Vice President, Operations, will resume his position as Director, Operations.

Paul is currently Vice President of Operations and General Manager with Farmers Co-operative Dairy Limited, a position he has held for the past eight years. Prior to returning to Farmer’s, where he started his operations career many years ago, Paul held Director level positions with Medis Health & Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (now McKesson Canada), and with Coca Cola Bottling Ltd. at various locations across Canada.

Paul has earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Business Administration degree.
“Paul’s management, operations, logistics and supply chain experience will serve Halifax Stanfield International Airport and all of our partners very well,” notes Joyce Carter, interim President & CEO. “Safe and effective airport operations are at the core of what we do and I am confident that Paul’s extensive senior management experience will strengthen this already effective and efficient department.”

“I also want to recognize the diligent work of Gord Duke as Acting Vice President, Operations and other staff members who stepped into new roles over the past several months and fulfilled their duties admirably,” adds Ms. Carter. “I am extremely grateful to each of them.”

Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport is Atlantic Canada’s gateway to the world. It is the region’s principal full-service airport providing passengers and cargo clients with access to markets across the country, the United States and Europe, and the only airport in Atlantic Canada to offer U.S. preclearance, and Canada Customs services on a 24 hour, seven day a week basis. The Airport welcomes almost 3.4 million passengers annually, and is an internationally recognized leader in customer service, having received first place awards in the global Airport Service Quality program for the past four years.