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.
Sherry currently holds the position of Chief Finance Officer for The Loomex Group. As a member of the Executive Team, she is involved with the execution of the strategic plan, and is specifically responsible for Finance, Human Resources, Technology, Budgets, Project Costing and the Loomex building at the Peterborough Airport. Sherry has been Transport Canada Approved in roles such as the Director of Maintenance, Quality Assurance Manager and Safety Management Systems Coordinator. She hosted Transport Canada representatives from around Ontario as an SMS model as she was instrumental in the implementation and creation of a large AMO SMS program upon its initial roll out. With more than 15 years in aviation, her focus was in Quality Assurance and Safety Management Systems with experience in auditing, hazard identification, risk management and root cause analysis. Additionally Sherry developed aviation maintenance curriculum as part of a Training Centre partnership with Fanshawe College.
Sherry's experience and education public accounting, full cycle accounting, lead government audits, overall corporate governance, payroll, cash flows, financial statements and job/project costing coupled with her aviation background provides The Loomex Group customers with solid business acumen and a resource for our contract fulfillment.
A dynamic and efficient business professional offering high quality experience in airport operations, customer service and administrative roles. Gaurav possesses considerable knowledge and understanding of regulations related to airport wildlife management, safety management systems, hazard and risk management and emergency management.
Gaurav has a reputation for being a strong communicator, able to facilitate and build prosperous working relationships with both teammates and diverse clientele. Organized and resourceful with excellent time management and analytical skills, offering strong, hands on experience in areas of airport/airline operations, resource management and aviation safety.
Gaurav is well versed in working on teams as well as independently. His education includes a strong focus on aviation engineering, operations, planning, human factors and safety management systems, as well as a proficiency in statistical data applications and programs.
Lisa Davidson came to the Peterborough Airport in 2015 with a vast amount of aviation experience and training, including having attained a Transport Canada Glider Pilot license and a Private Pilot License.
Prior to joining The Loomex Group, her experience as a Standards Officer for the Department of National Defense developed her strong management and problem-solving skills, which were 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.
Lisa has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and in addition to her glider and pilot licenses, she has completed several aviation specific training courses including TP312, Scribe, Crisis Communications, and is a certified member of International Association of Airport Executives, working towards her IAAE Airport Executive accreditation.
Currently as Director of Airports, Lisa is responsible overseeing the administration and operations of five airports managed by The Loomex Group. Her role includes supervising the airport teams, ensuring regulatory compliance during all types of operations and maintaining a safe operating environment for aircraft, vehicles and persons both airside and groundside.
Lisa is located on site at the Peterborough Airport where she is also responsible for providing coordination, communication, administrative, operational and safety management support, in a variety of situations ranging from routine operations to airfield and groundside emergencies to the Peterborough team and airport community.
Dustin oversees infrastructure projects on behalf of The Loomex Group with a team comprised of qualified heavy equipment operators. Dustin has managed multiple national fleets overseeing technical operations and project management. Dustin’s dedication to his team was the effort of countless hours and the drive to develop and manage a cohesive team. Dustin’s eye for detail and ability to work under pressure in high crisis situations has led him to desire to develop and motivate others around the topic of safety and preparedness. Dustin also has a strong mechanical background, working previously as a truck and coach mechanic, heavy-duty recovery, rigging and accident scene management; and a 12-volt systems technician.
Dustin implements the operational training programs, infrastructure upgrade projects, equipment transportation services, facility maintenance and continuously improves standards. Dustin’s passion for the inner workings of a functional and prosperous business drives him every day to strive for a team full of leadership and initiative.
Terry began his firefighting career as a Volunteer Firefighter with Kingston Township where he stayed until obtaining a position with the City of Guelph as a full-time Firefighter. While in Guelph he was also a Volunteer Deputy Chief with the Township of Eramosa Fire Department. In 1998, he became the Fire Chief for the Township of Goulbourn managing a staff of 50 firefighters and 10 dispatchers. He held this position until the Municipalities of Ottawa Carleton amalgamated in 2001 at which time Terry was successful in obtaining a senior management position with the newly formed Fire Service.
In 2011, Terry assumed a new role as the General Manager of Emergency Services for the Town of Greater Napanee. This new role saw him manage a staff of 80 Firefighters and 3 Managers looking after Fire Service, Emergency Management, Corporate Fleet, Corporate Training, Health and Safety and Accessibility. He was also a key member of the Senior Management Team for the municipality. He stayed with the Town until his retirement in 2016 after 36 years in the Fire Service.
Over his career he has been involved in, or in charge of, many major incidents not only in his role of Fire Chief but as a member of the Municipal Control Group. He has instructed on Fire Service subjects as well as Emergency Management and Leadership. He is also a graduate of the Ontario Fire College, completed the Emergency Management Program, Business Administration and a Certified Municipal Manager Level III with Fire Service Distinction.
Terry is a passionate about doing “what’s right every time”, and brings to his teachings knowledge, compassion, experience and the ability for everyone to enjoy their learning experience.
Currently as Director of Training, Consulting and Fleet, Terry leads the training and consulting team in aviation and emergency management courses and exercises as well as aviation and municipality safety management and compliance. He is also responsible for our fleet of Loomex vehicles and equipment.