THE KF AEROSPACE CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE

CELEBRATING CANADIAN AEROSPACE

In the last 50 years, the Okanagan has become a hub for Canada’s dynamic aerospace industry. KF Aerospace has played a major role in this development. Our goal is to celebrate this heritage by building a major facility in Kelowna that promotes the continued advancement of aerospace, in Canada and beyond.

EXPERIENCE THE LEGACY

EXPERIENCE THE LEGACY

The KF Aerospace Centre for Excellence will invite you to discover, connect and inspire. At 50,000 sq. feet it will feature an historical exhibit of vintage aircraft and memorabilia, alongside a state-of-the-art Conference Centre for businesses and events in the region.

Mission

As the largest private sector employer in Kelowna, KF Aerospace is working to raise the city's profile in the industry locally and nationally. Through the KF Aerospace Centre for Excellence, our mission is:

  • to celebrate the people and history of our aerospace community
  • to promote career development through education and training support, and
  • to advocate on behalf of the aerospace community

Board Members

Tracy Medve

Tracy was born in Prince Albert and started her career in aviation in 1985 as a lawyer. In 2009 she extended her education and achieved an Aviation MBA from Concordia University.

Tracy was born in Prince Albert and started her career in aviation in 1985 as a lawyer. In 2009 she extended her education and achieved an Aviation MBA from Concordia University. Tracy has served on the Boards of the Air Transportation Association of Canada (the first female Honorary Life Member in the Association’s history, dating back to 1934) the Northern Air Transport Association, the UBCO External Advisory Board, and was an Adjudicator with the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada. Since 2013, Tracy has been guiding KF Aerospace as President.

David Burke

David is an accomplished executive with an entrepreneurial spirit and extensive experience building successful, growth-driven companies. He is proficient in negotiating mergers, acquisitions and strategic partnerships to

David is a CPA and an accomplished executive with an entrepreneurial spirit and extensive experience building successful, growth-driven companies. In 2016, he sold StarDyne Technologies, a privately held software company he co-founded. Before StarDyne, David was CFO at Western Star Trucks Holdings and for 17 years held various senior financial and information technology positions with subsidiaries of Alcan Aluminum. David currently serves as a Director for a large international family trust with significant interests overseas as well as Advisory Board Member for the KF Capital and KF Aerospace group of companies.

Paula Quinn

As an officer of this Not-For-Profit Society, Paula is responsible for the successful management of day-to-day operations and administration according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors and the President.

As an officer of this Not-For-Profit Society, Paula is responsible for the successful management of day-to-day operations and administration according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors and the President. She also sits on the Board of Directors and participates in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the Society to achieve its purpose. Paula’s mandate includes developing the Society with best practices leadership, self-education, operational planning and management, corporate duties, HR, financial planning and risk management.