Dean brings over 27 years of aviation related business management and accounting leadership to his role at EFC. In 2007 Dean assumed the title of President and Chief Executive Officer of Executive Flight Centre Fuel Services Ltd. He also heads two other subsidiary companies as President of Executive Flight Centre Developments Ltd. and the CEO of Aviation Ground Fueling Technologies Ltd.
Before being named President and CEO in Spring of 2007, Dean was VP of Finance for Executive Flight Centre, working closely with Ken Lett, who was President at the time. Together they worked to shape the company's path for continued growth.
Prior to joining EFC, Dean worked for a large chartered accounting firm in downtown Calgary and began his training to become a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). While completing his CMA designation, his passion for Aviation was ignited while pursuing his private pilot’s license. Dean began working for Mr. Peter Bawden, a well-known Calgary Oilman who had many interests including an aviation company called Executive Flight Centre. In 1991 Dean partnered with Ken Lett and two other partners to buy Executive Flight Centre from the Bawden family, at which time he became the VP of Finance.
Dean has earned a Chartered Management Accountant designation and also holds a private pilot’s license.
Dean has formerly held positions as Director of the Alberta Aviation Council and President of the Calgary Aviation Association.