Who We Are

IMP Aerospace, an operating unit of IMP Aerospace & Defence, is a leading Canadian aerospace company trusted by operators for its engineering and maintenance expertise in domestic and international military, government, original equipment manufacturers, and commercial environments.

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Mission & Vission

Our Mission

We are an engineering and aerospace company that provides a full range of technical solutions and specializes in military applications.

Our Vision

IMP Aerospace strives to be an exceptional service provider committed to customer satisfaction and growth through operational excellence, employee engagement, and diversification.

 


Our Leadership Team

Tom Galley
Executive Vice President

Tom is a professional engineer employed with IMP since 1982. He has aircraft engineering and MRO experience in both fixed and rotary wing programs. From 1998 to 2009, Tom held the position of IMP’s Vice-President, Aerospace Engineering. In 2009, Tom moved to a VP position in Production and was promoted to his current position in 2012 to manage IMP Aerospace as one of the main operating units. His scope of responsibilities as general manager includes program management, aircraft production, component R&O, manufacturing, material procurement, warehousing and distribution, facilities, engineering, technical publications, quality assurance, information technology, continuous improvement, and human resources.

Clark Bain
Vice President, Programs

Clark joined IMP Aerospace in November 2013 as Vice President Engineering before moving to his current role as Vice President Programs in April 2017. In this role, he is responsible for business development, program execution, and customer relations. Prior to joining IMP, Clark held numerous executive and management roles within the Defence Industry in Canada and the UK, following a career as a Systems Engineer and Project Manager. He holds a Master of Philosophy in Mathematics (Helicopter Flight Control), a Bachelor of Engineering in Avionics, as well as a Project Management Professional designation.

Michael Michaud
Vice President, Production

Mike Michaud joined IMP Aerospace in 2012, following a diverse career with the RCAF which included multiple tours in flight test and aircraft maintenance operations. He was appointed VP Production in April 2015. Mike is a graduate of the Technical University of Nova Scotia in Mechanical Engineering and holds Master’s degrees in both Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Systems from the University of Tennessee. A registered Professional Engineer and Qualified Flight Test Engineer, he is also an alumnus of the United States Naval Test Pilot School in Patuxent River, Maryland and the German Joint Admiral and General Staff Officers Course at the Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr, Hamburg, Germany.

Jeff Mosher
Acting Vice President, Engineering

Jeff joined IMP Aerospace in 1981 as a Junior Avionics Engineer, having first spent some time in local industry after receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He held a variety of technical and management positions including Chief Avionics Engineer, and then transferred to the Electronics Systems Division in 1989 to establish a space-qualified wire harness design and manufacture capability. After serving several years as the Plant General Manager at Electronic Systems, Jeff returned to IMP Aerospace in 2005 in the role of Senior Director, Aircraft Engineering.

Kim Maguiness
Vice President, Human Resources

Kim joined IMP Group in 2007 as Manager, Human Resources at CanJet Airlines. During her time at CanJet, Kim held the titles of Senior Manager Human Resources and Director, Human Resources before leaving the Airline in 2014 to join IMP Aerospace and Defence. As Vice President of Human Resources, Kim is responsible for the overall Human Resources, Labour Relations, Training, and Occupational Health and Safety functions. Kim began her Human Resources career in the food retail/production industries working for Atlantic Wholesalers and Maple Leaf Foods. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Human Resources Management from Saint Mary’s University, and a Human Resources Management Certificate from the Human Resources Association of Nova Scotia.

Jim Penwell
Vice President, Quality

Since completing the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Program in his home town of Gander, NL, and earning his AME license in 1986, Jim has focused his extensive knowledge of aircraft maintenance on commercial airline technical operations. In his 37 years in the aircraft maintenance industry, Jim has worked with everything from aerial firefighting operations in Ontario to commercial air carriers in the northern and eastern regions of Canada and held the title of Vice President Maintenance for both Air Atlantic and CanJet Airlines. Jim currently holds the position of Vice President of Quality with IMP Aerospace and Defence and is responsible for the direction, control, and administration of the Quality Branch functions associated with establishing and maintaining compliance with applicable standards and certifications, including ISO9001:2015, AS9100D, and oversight of Transport Canada issued AMO certificates. In addition to his Quality responsibilities, Jim is also an Advisory Board Member of the NSCC and CONA Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Programs in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and Gander, NL respectively.

Dale Rockwell
Vice President, Continuous Improvement & IT

Dale joined IMP Aerospace’s Production Control Department in 1987 as an Industrial Engineer. He later spent time in IMP Group’s Corporate IT Department as a Manager, Special Projects, Project Manager for Innotech-Execaire’s JD Edwards implementation, IMP Aerostructure’s MRP implementation, and CanJet as Director, IT. He rejoined IMP Aerospace as Director, Continuous Improvement and currently is Vice President of Continuous Improvement and Information Technology. Dale graduated from the Technical University of Nova Scotia with a Bachelor of Engineering, Industrial. Prior to his Engineering degree he graduated from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax with a Diploma in Engineering and Bachelor of Science.


Our Facilities

Headquartered in Enfield, NS at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, IMP Aerospace boasts a 300,000 square foot campus consisting of 7 dedicated hangers and buildings, designed, built, and equipped to accommodate a variety of military and commercial aircraft and manufacturing services.

The facility's built-in efficiencies include:

  • Hangar floor computers for quick access to technical data and parts ordering
  • Automated tool and part delivery to the shop floor
  • Bar-coded time and materiel management system
  • Vending machines that allocate consumables to each job
  • Overhead cranes for easy removal of engines, tails, and stabilizers
  • Support shops
    • avionics,
    • electronics,
    • machine shop,
    • structures,
    • paint shop,
  • Component repair & overhaul

Conveniently located on the East Coast of Canada, our location provides easy access to not only the central North American and Eastern seaboard but also the European markets as well.

Along with our headquarters in Enfield, IMP Aerospace has satellite operations in Trenton, ON, on the Canadian Forces Base, allowing us to provide the Department of National Defence (DND) with on-site support for Canada’s fleet of Super Hercules C-130J and CT142 Tutors, as well as an office located in Ottawa, ON, which is used as a business development and customer relations office.