Peraton welcomes Jacques Comtois as the new director of its Peraton Canada Operating Unit. Jacques will be responsible for program performance, operational leadership, and scaling Peraton’s Canadian operations.

“We’re pleased to have Jacques Comtois join our team in Canada. He brings a wealth of experience in the defence industry and a strong record of performance and business acumen,” said Mark Thompson, vice president and general manager, Mission Support, Defense Solutions sector. “With more than 20 years’ experience in Canadian aerospace and defence, Jacques will provide tremendous value in leading program operations, strategic planning and growing our business in Canada.”

As the director of the Canada operating unit, Jacques will lead strategic initiatives and work closely with all Peraton departments and employees operating in Canada. He will provide expertise on government procurements, and advance future business opportunities and partnerships.

Jacques started his career in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), where he served as a Commanding Officer, 3 Air Maintenance Squadron (3 AMS) in Bagotville, Québec, and managed preventive and corrective maintenance operations in support of the CF-18 fighter aircraft. Highlights of his military career include operational tours in Canada, Germany, and the Persian Gulf.

After serving in the Canadian Armed Forces, Jacques joined Rolls-Royce and Spar Aerospace. He held leadership positions at Bombardier Aerospace, including general manager of the Amsterdam Service Centre and vice-president and director of operations for the Military Aviation Training. He also held vice president and general manager positions at the JFK Service Delivery Centre for Bombardier Transportation in New York City, L3 MAS and L3Harris WESCAM before becoming a Senior Aerospace Associate at Samuel Associates.

Jacques earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada and an Executive Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University.