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Seasoned Tim Hortons executive to join the airline in August
April 25, 2013 /CNW/ -
April 25, 2013 - WestJet today announced the appointment of
Brigid Pelino to the position of Executive Vice-President, People and Culture, effective
Brigid Pelino joins WestJet after 13 years with Tim Hortons where she was Executive Vice-President, Human Resources. Prior to Tim Hortons, Brigid held increasingly senior human resource roles in Canadian Tire Corporation, Honeywell Aerospace based in
Los Angeles and General Electric.
"We look forward to welcoming Brigid to the WestJet team," commented
Gregg Saretsky, WestJet President and CEO. "Her experience at Tim Hortons, one of
Canada's iconic customer service brands, will bring tremendous insight and value to WestJet as we continue to grow and as we launch WestJet Encore's first flight on
June 24, 2013."
"WestJet is a jewel in the Canadian business landscape!" commented
Brigid Pelino. "Their approach with employee ownership and empowerment is renowned and I could not be more thrilled to become a 'WestJetter' and be part of the team."
Brigid Pelino holds an honours bachelor of arts (economics and accounting) degree from the
University of Toronto and a masters industrial relations degree from the
University of Toronto. Recently, Brigid served as the Executive Chair,
Canada for the Women's Foodservice Forum - an organization dedicated to the development of women leaders in the industry.
Brigid lives in
Oakville, Ontario with her three children and will be relocating to
Calgary by the end of the summer.
About WestJet WestJet is
Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service to 85 destinations in
Central America and the
Caribbean. Powered by an award-winning culture of care, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in
Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now has more than 9,000 WestJetters across
Canada. Operating a fleet of more than 100 Boeing Next-Generation 737 and Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.
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