Aéroports de Montréal

Aéroports de Montréal

June 14, 2010 17:23 ET

Aeroports de Montreal: Passing of Pierre Martin, Great Montrealer

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - June 14, 2010) - With the passing of Pierre Martin, Chairman of the Board of Aéroports de Montréal, the Greater Montréal region has lost a visionary and leader of immeasurable value, whose accomplishments include being the driving force behind the revitalization of Montréal–Trudeau airport.

Sadly, Mr. Martin died suddenly just as the project for a rail shuttle between Montréal–Trudeau and downtown Montréal – a project he had been guiding for some 10 years and to which he had devoted his best efforts in the final months and days of his life – seems finally to be on track. We will forever associate the name Pierre Martin with the Aérotrain, which received Québec Government approval this past March and subsequent support from a great many stakeholders. His personal involvement in this complex initiative, and his enthusiasm, determination and creativity made all the difference.

We will be eternally indebted to this superb entrepreneur and manager, whose unstinting dedication and intelligence he placed at the service of Aéroports de Montréal for 12 years, 10 of them as Chairman of its Board of Directors.

Those who, like President and CEO James Cherry and his colleagues on the Board and in senior management, were fortunate enough to work alongside him, will cherish indelible memories of a man who was larger than life, bold and proud but always down-to-earth and approachable; a man who never hesitated for a second when the time came to roll up his sleeves and make things happen.

Farewell Pierre, and a huge thank-you for everything.

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  • Christiane Beaulieu
    Vice-President, Public Affairs and Communications