Jonathan Hack, P.Eng., MBA, PMP®
President and Chair
Jonathan has been active on the OSPE board since 2013. Since that time, he has been on the executive committee, and as Treasurer he chaired the Audit and Finance Committee in 2015. In addition he has led the Research and Innovation Taskforce, and had OSPE responsibilities for the PEO / OSPE Government Liaison Committee (GLC).
Jonathan is an innovation leader in the Canadian aerospace sector. He joined Bombardier Aerospace in 2010 after an extensive career in the automotive industry (23 years) with General Motors – both in Canada, and internationally. Jonathan is currently leading Bombardier’s aerospace R&D efforts in the area of advanced aircraft interiors and cabin systems development initiatives. In addition to his research responsibilities, Jonathan also has responsibility for University / College Relations, and Government Relations in Ontario, and is very active on various sector policy initiatives to improve aerospace sector growth in Ontario, and across Canada.
Jonathan is active on the AIAC (Aerospace Industries Association of Canada) Technology and Innovation Committee, the NSERC Ontario Advisory Board, and is on the Board of Directors of the Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN). In addition, Jonathan is active on the advisory boards for several colleges and universities in Ontario. Jonathan is an active member of the Downsview Aerospace Innovation and Research consortia – which supports the vision to create an aerospace campus hub for research and training at Downsview Park.
Jonathan believes that engineers need to play a greater role in influencing government and major stakeholders in matters involving science and engineering. He is committed in ensuring that engineers are much more visible in public policy discussions where technical issues are involved.
Jonathan holds B.Eng & Mgt degree (mechanical) from McMaster University and an MBA from York University and resides in Burlington.