Director, Strategy and Policy
Boeing Canada Operations Ltd
Pierre Ruel is the Director of Strategy and Policy for Boeing Canada where he contributes to the development of strategic programs and initiatives in support of Boeing’s core business interests in Canada. He does so by carefully aligning the enterprise’s strategies with the expectations and aspirations of the company’s Canadian customers, suppliers, and stakeholders.
His broad aviation experience spans over three decades with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), Ornge, and Transport Canada Civil Aviation. His previous functions with the national regulator involved oversight (Director of National Operations) as well as regulatory development (Chief of Flight Standards). As a military officer, he had the privilege to command a Tactical Fighter Squadron as well as an RCAF Wing and he also held senior level management positions both in Canada and in the United States. He is a former fighter pilot with combat experience and 3,500 flying hours. He is a graduate of the Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, holds an Airline Transport Pilot license (ATPL) with a valid instrument rating and a seaplane endorsement.
His academic background includes advanced studies in defense and security with the United States Air Force Air University of Montgomery, Alabama and the Canadian Forces College in Toronto, a bachelor's degree in Military Arts and Science from the Royal Military College, and a diploma in Aviation from Chicoutimi College.
Mr. Ruel is an Officer of the Order of Military Merit (OMM), as well as a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and of the United States Meritorious Service Medal.