About Us

redefining industry standards

Since 2001

Cargojet is committed to on-time reliability, safety 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

Board of Directors

Paul V. Godfrey

Dr. Ajay Virmani

Arlene Dickinson

John P. Webster

Alan Gershenhorn

Executive Team

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.


Pauline Dhillon

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.


Paul Rinaldo

Senior Vice President Maintenance & Engineering

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.


Gord Johnston

Senior Vice President, Sales

Over 30 years of 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 major national accounts and growing Cargojet’s international presence globally by focusing on strategic business development opportunities. Additionally his responsibilities include charter sales development and expansion of interline traffic and relationships with some of the world’s leading airlines.


George Sugar

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.


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