MONTREAL, Nov. 14, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced the appointment of Annette Verschuren, O.C. to the Board of Directors of Air Canada.
Ms. Verschuren is the past president of The Home Depot Canada where she oversaw the company's growth from 19 to 180 Canadian stores and led its entry into China. Prior to joining The Home Depot, Ms. Vershuren was president and co-owner of Michaels of Canada, a chain of arts and craft stores. She is currently Chair and CEO of NRstor Inc., a new venture focused on commercializing energy storage technologies.
Ms. Verschuren is a board member of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, a Boston, Massachusetts-based insurance company, the North West Company, a retailer in remote communities across various countries including Canada and Icynene, a manufacturing supplier to the construction industry. She serves as Chancellor of Cape Breton University and is a board member of numerous non-profit organizations including the CAMH Foundation, the Conference Board of Canada and Habitat for Humanity's national leadership council.
The appointment is effective immediately and will bring the total number of board members to ten.
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 175 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag carrier is the 15th largest commercial airline in the world and in 2011 served more than 33 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 59 Canadian cities, 56 destinations in the United States and 63 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,356 destinations in 193 countries. In 2012, Air Canada was ranked Best International Airline in North America in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million airline passengers conducted by independent research firm Skytrax.
SOURCE AIR CANADA