About Us

The company is changing the face of air combat training with its unparalleled safety record, outstanding team and an industry-leading 80 000 hours + of operational training flown in support of its customers worldwide. Top Aces has the experience that matters.

Top Aces is a privately owned company and the exclusive adversary air provider to the Australian, Canadian, and German armed forces. We employ a growing team of 270+ highly skilled personnel based in the geographies where we serve our clients. Our more than 40 fighter pilots hail from the Canadian, German, American and Australian armed forces and 80% of them are Top Gun Fighter Weapons School graduates. We are proud and fortunate to employ many veterans who, along with the entire Top Aces team, contribute to delivering our purpose and values every day under the highest possible technical and operational airworthiness standards.

Canada: Dual airworthiness regime under TC & DND

  • TCCA CARS 702, Aerial Work
  • Most rigorous standard for ex-military aircraft in the world
  • Significantly higher and more stringent than U.S. Part 91 Experimental category used by our competitors in US
  • Has become the reference standard for many new programs worldwide (Germany, Australia, but also UK, U.S.)
  • German program is under TC oversight
  • Basis of Certification is SCoA and AOC /AMO
  • Operations and GFE under Government Operational Airworthiness
Our Purpose

We aim to train the next generation of
 combat leaders.

Our Values

We pride ourselves on living our values:
Service – Integrity – Excellence – Together

Management Team
Paul Bouchard

President and Chief Executive Officer

Paul has been President and CEO of Top Aces since 2012. He co-founded the company in 2000 and has held various executive positions since its inception. Paul is...
Didier Toussaint

Chief Operations Officer

Didier is the Chief Operations Officer and is responsible for all Top Aces Operations and Program P&Ls. Didier founded Top Aces in 2000, and along...
Vincent Morello

Chief Financial Officer

Vincent Morello was appointed as CFO for Top Aces in 2018. In addition to his core duties overseeing the company’s Finance team, Vincent oversees the...
Chantal Tessier

Chief Human Resources Officer

Chantal joined Top Aces in 2010 and became Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) in 2018. In this role, Chantal is responsible for the overall People & Culture Strategy,...
Daniel Gibeau

Chief Technology Officer

Daniel joined Top Aces in 2006. In his role as CTO, Daniel oversees all technical operations namely aircraft maintenance, engineering, supply chain operations as has overall responsibility...
Board of Directors
Ken Rotman

Chairman

Kenneth Rotman is C.E.O. and a Managing Director of Clairvest Group Inc., a Toronto based merchant bank with $1.7 billion of assets under...
Brendan Cameron

Boardmember

Mr. Cameron has been a Director since October, 2019 and is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Cameron, is the Managing Director of J...
Joseph E. Fluet

Boardmember

Mr. Fluet has been a Director since August 2018. As CEO and founder of MAG Aerospace (MAG), Mr. Fluet provides corporate leadership and strategic vision...
Drew Hickey

Boardmember

Mr. Hickey has been retired since November 2016. Mr. Hickey acted most recently as Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking in London for Scotiabank Europe...
Annie Houle

Boardmember

Ms. Houle has been a director since November, 2019 and is a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees. Mr. Houle is a Senior Director...
G. John Krediet

Boardmember

Mr. Krediet is chairman of C.F. Capital Management LLC, an investment company which he founded in 1987. Mr. Krediet is a director of Clairvest...
Rebecca Mitchem

Boardmember

Ms. Mitchem became a director in November, 2019 and is a member of the Compensation Committee.  She is Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Private Equity...
Adm. Michael Mullen

Boardmember

Considered one of the most influential chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in history, Admiral Mike Mullen takes a fresh approach to the...
Adrian Pasricha

Boardmember

Mr. Pasricha joined Clairvest in 2010 and participates in all areas of the investment process. Prior to joining Clairvest, he worked in the energy group...
Alan Torrie

Boardmember

Mr. Torrie is President and Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Air Inc. Mr. Torrie’s responsibilities include the development and execution of the...
Alain Tremblay

Boardmember

Mr. Tremblay became a director in November, 2019. Mr. Tremblay is currently Managing Director, Private Equity Quebec at La Caisse de dépô...
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