Mr. Dwayne Lucas, P.Eng, OMM, CD2, BGen (ret), was the Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Cascade Aerospace, a specialty aerospace and defence contractor focused on providing long-term integrated aircraft support programs for original equipment manufacturers, military, government and commercial customers. Mr. Lucas joined Cascade in 2006 as the Vice-President and General Manager of the Engineering and Products Group and was promoted to Senior Vice-President, Government and Military Programs and Strategic Business Development in 2009. Mr. Lucas was instrumental in the development of Cascade’s military, government and business development programs, recently leading the winning bid for the C130 Hercules Avionics Program and the Mexican Air Force C130 Hercules aircraft upgrade program contributing to Cascade’s long-term growth and profitability. Prior to joining Cascade, Mr. Lucas was a Brigadier General in the Canadian Armed Forces, serving a distinguished 36-year career in various roles, such as the Director General, Aerospace Equipment Program Management, where he led and implemented the new optimized weapon system support program, which is now one of the foundational initiatives for the government’s in-service support acquisition programs. Mr. Lucas was integrally involved in the preparation of the Aerospace Review led by the Honourable David Emerson. He also led the inaugural 2013 Aerospace Defence and Security Exposition. Mr. Lucas has been highly involved in international sport and was Vice-President, Americas, for the International Military Sports Council and led the Sport and Peace initiative. Currently, he leads Lucas Aero Strategies Inc., a specialty consulting group focusing on aerospace development, planning and innovation. He is a board member (Director) for the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame and the executive lead for research and development for the AIAC Pacific. Mr. Lucas was appointed to CCC’s Board of Directors on June 14, 2013.