Loomex Airport Team

Trent D. Gervais

President & CEO, The Loomex Group

CMMIII, Emergency Management Professional

Airport General Manager


Trent began his career as the Founder and President of a successful excavating and construction business. As well, he joined the Fire Service in 1987 as a Volunteer Firefighter in Kingston Township, Ontario Canada. During his tenure with the department he moved through various ranks from Captain to one of the Department’s Training Officers at the time of his departure in 2003. At that time Trent accepted the position of Fire Chief and Community Emergency Management Coordinator for the Municipality of Galway-Cavendish and Harvey. In 2004 he was hired as the Manager of Emergency Management and Deputy Fire Chief for the City of Peterborough. Trent later accepted the position of Fire Chief for the City of Peterborough. For five years he also held the position of Acting Airport Manager at the Peterborough Airport and sat on both the Steering & Construction Committees for a recent 28 million dollar expansion. He has been an instructor at the Canadian Federal Emergency Management College and has taught courses including, Incident Site Management, Emergency Operations Centre and Crisis Communication.

Over the course of Trent’s career he has been involved in rescue and recovery operations in large scale disasters such as the Eastern Ontario Ice Storm (1998), Blackouts across Canada, SARS (2003) Peterborough Floods (2004) and the Barry’s Bay Tornadoes in (2005) In addition he has been incident commander in many large scale fires and rescues over the span of his time in the service. He has held the role of Media Coordinator and Spokesperson for many incidents throughout his career. Trent is a Certified Municipal Manager level III and an accredited Emergency Management Professional by the Ontario Municipal Management Institute. He has presented to various groups across Canada and around the World, including the World Conference on Disaster Management.

Currently, Trent is the President & CEO of The Loomex Group located at the Peterborough Airport. As part of his Loomex portfolio, Trent offers seminars, training and design services on Crisis Communication, Leadership, Emergency Management Planning, Exercise Design and is available for Motivational Speaking.  He uses his experience, humour and practical approach to teaching the “not if, but when” in crisis communication and emergency management training.

Lisa Davidson

City of Peterborough Airport Manager

LisaAs Airport Manager, Lisa is currently responsible for the coordination, communication, administrative and operational support at the Peterborough Airport, in a variety of situations ranging from routine operations to airfield and groundside emergencies, and the airport safety management system.

Lisa’s role also includes supervising staff, ensuring regulatory compliance during all types of operations and maintaining a safe operating environment for aircraft, vehicles and persons both airside and groundside.

Prior to joining The Loomex Group, her experience as a Standards Officer for the Department of National Defence, brings strong management and problem-solving skills to the team, refined through 5+ years implementing a youth flight training program which included leading and coordinating up to 40 students and 30 staff. Her military experience developed her written and oral communication skills through professional practice with senior military officials.

Brent Kent

Operations/Mechanical Division Coordinator

Bob Hunter

City of Kawartha Lakes Airport Manager


Malcolm Cook

Airport Operations Supervisor

Kevin Greatrix

Greenstone Regional Airport and Nakina Airport Manager