redefining industry standards
Cargojet is committed to on-time reliability, and safely and consistently exceeds customer’s needs and expectations. Our dedicated team of flight crews, maintenance, flight operations, ground handlers and customer service representatives, have been chosen for their excellent skills, safety records and professionalism, together the entire Cargojet team brings you total excellence.
Our commitment, dedication and on-time performance to the air cargo industry in Canada is the key reason that we were chosen as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies as well as being awarded with the Shipper’s Choice Award for the best Air Cargo Carrier in Canada for the past number of years.
The secret to Cargojet’s future success is the very formula which guides us today: By redefining industry standards; re-thinking how to serve the customer better; valuing and nurturing relationships with employees/customers/suppliers and remembering that it’s personal attention that makes us a success!
Enjoy the First Class Air Cargo Service from Canada’s Cargo Airline, Cargojet.
Dr. Ajay Virmani, President & Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Ajay Virmani
President & CEO
As Chief Executive Officer of Cargojet, Dr. Virmani spearheaded the creation of the company in 2002, first purchasing fifty percent of its predecessor Canada 3000 Cargo in July of 2001. With plans in hand for expansion of its services as well a major rebranding of the company’s image which included a new name and logo, Virmani then acquired 100% of Canada 3000 Cargo in January 2002, and renamed his organization as Cargojet.
Jamie B. Porteous
Chief Strategy Officer
As Chief Strategy Officer, Jamie B. Porteous has 20 years of experience in the airline industry. Porteous began his career in cargo at Air Canada where he was Director of Operations, responsible for cargo movement control on a global basis.
When Air Canada decided to sell its cargo aircraft fleet, Porteous moved to the customer side of the business, spending three years as consultant and director of a rapidly growing, full-service transportation business.
Chief Corporate Officer
Pauline Dhillon has extensive Transportation and Logistics experience in Air, Maritime and Customs, and has been an integral part of North America’s largest cargo airline, CARGOJET, since its inception.
Ms. Dhillon heads Cargojet’s Marketing, Public and Government Relations, focusing primarily on the corporate image of the newly formed company and played an active role in developing the brand, both domestically as well as globally.
Chief Financial Officer
Scott Calver has over 17 years experience in Transportation and Logistics with organizations that are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. He started his career in Transportation with ICS Courier and prior to joining Cargojet in 2022, he was the CFO for Trimac Transportation. Before a career in Transportation and Logistics, Mr. Calver had various Financial roles for companies in Ontario’s manufacturing sector.
Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships Sales
Over 30 years of commercial aviation industry experience predominately in senior cargo sales and operational roles at American Airlines Cargo and Air Canada Cargo prior to joining Cargojet in 2005. Mr. Johnston is primarily responsible for maintaining and developing relationships with all Strategic Partnerships within Cargojet’s portfolio while focusing on strategic business development opportunities.
Senior Vice President, Regulatory Compliance
George Sugar now Senior Vice President, Regulatory compliance, has held Senior Vice President of flight operations at Cargojet inc. since January 2006. Previously, he was the Chief Pilot from the company’s inception in 2002, and has held management and supervisory positions at other airlines.
Graduating from the Seneca College aviation program in 1980, he is a fully qualified Airline Transport Licenced B767 Check Pilot with ratings on other Boeing and Airbus aircraft, and over 15,000 hours of flight experience in worldwide international operations.
Senior Vice President, Flight Operations
With over 30 years in the aviation industry, including executive and senior leadership experience at other Canadian airlines, and over 13,600 hours of flight time. Extensive experience as a regulatory post holder for airline operating certificates including oversight of Safety Management and Quality Assurance systems. With emphasis on safety as the highest priority, other key values include process discipline and compliance for providing operational resilience and efficiency.
Senior Vice President, Fleet Management and Support Services
Paul Rinaldo has over 33 years of Aviation Engineering & Maintenance Management experience for major Canadian carriers including Wardair Canada, Canadian Airlines, Royal Airlines, Canada 3000, Air Transat and Cargojet as well as extensive experience in aircraft fleet management and reliability comprising of Airbus, Boeing, Lockheed & Mcdonald Douglas aircraft: A300, A310, A320, A330, A340, B727, B737, B757, B767, L-1011 and DC10.
Mr Rinaldo established Cargojet as a front runner in Maintenance & Engineering within the Canadian aviation industry.
Senior Vice President, Maintenance and Engineering
Leo Cordeiro joined Cargojet as Vice President, Line Maintenance in 2019 leading the team through fleet growth and network expansion while maintaining our industry leading technical dispatch performance. He has over 35 years’ experience in the aviation sector, including 30 years with Air Canada and Air Canada Express. A certified Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME), he has a Masters Certificate in Supply Chain and Logistics Management from York University’s Schulich School of Business and is a Six Sigma Black Belt and instructor. He has extensive experience in the design and implementation of productivity and process improvement programs, including maintenance planning, compliance, and safety.
Senior Vice President, Sales and Customer Experience
Vito Cerone was appointed Senior Vice-President Sales & Customer Experience in September 2021, with overall responsibility to lead and implement Cargojet’s International expansion, charter sales, digital, interline and revenue optimization.
Vito has over 31 years’ experience in the aviation industry, he started his career at Air Canada, holding various management roles. Prior to joining Cargojet, he was Vice President, Cargo Sales & Commercial Strategy at Air Canada Cargo where he oversaw all global sales and commercial activities.