Assistant Professor, School of Business
Rod has had an interesting and diverse career within the aviation industry, as a pilot, engineer, entrepreneur and educator. Rods considerable operational experience is combined with the management experience garnered as one of the founders of Terrace based regional airline, Hawkair. In addition to a pilot’s licence, Rod holds an M1 and M2 Aircraft Engineers licence as well as a Master’s of Business Administration from UNBC. Through his career, Rod has held a number of Transport Canada approved positions such as Director of Maintenance, Quality Assurance Manager, Safety Manager, and Accountable Executive.
Within the BC aviation community, Rod had been a member of the BC Aviation Council (BCAC) Operator’s Committee and was an active member of the YVR Airport Consultative Committee (ACC) while at Hawkair. Rod recently stepped down as the General Manager / CEO for Hawkair, a position he held for 9 years in order to join the school of business at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in Abbotsford. Rod shares his unique knowledge of aviation and business while teaching both general business courses and aviation focused business courses in UFV’s Bachelor of Business in Aviation program.
BUS 100- Introduction to Buesiness
BUS 462- Business and Corporate Aviation Management
BUS 464- Airport Planning and Management