Leadership

Andrew R. Wilson

Executive Director

As the Executive Director of the International Aviation Waste Management Association, Andrew brings a broad spectrum of industry-related expertise and knowledge from the air-travel industry. Previously, he played an instrumental role in growing a Toronto-based scheduled carrier start-up into Canada’s most-admired airline brand. At the airline, Andrew held executive positions in sales, marketing, brand, communications, public relations, and customer relations. Before the airline, Andrew held global sales, customer service, and executive marketing positions at the world’s largest travel distribution company.


Gregoire James

Commercial Director

As Commercial Director, Gregoire provides the IAWMA with market intelligence by supporting its advocacy and standards development programs. Gregoire founded the IAWMA after completing U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transportation Research Board (TRB) funded research in the recovery and recycling of single-use items in the aviation industry. The research titled Recovering International Recyclables from In-Flight Service (2020) and published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, pointed to the need for a multi-stakeholder approach to solving the systemic gaps in handling waste in the aviation industry. Before his role at the IAWMA, Gregoire served as the Founder and President of GeneraCycle, Inc., a privately held company providing program development for waste recovery efforts.


Jonathan Cocker

Regulatory Affairs Director

As Regulatory Affairs Director, Jonathan Cocker focuses on international environmental markets, with an expertise in waste and resource recovery sectors. Jonathan joins the IAWMA as a Partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Canada’s Law Firm, where Jonathan provides advice and representation to multinational companies on a variety of environmental and product compliance matters. Jonathan is a founding member of the IAWMA and plays an integral part in building our standards and regulatory affairs programs. Jonathan is a sought-after speaker and writer on environmental issues authoring numerous publications on Circular Economic topics, and currently holds the post as the first Sustainability Officer of the International Bar Association.


Advisory Board

Anne De Hauw

Anne is the Founder of IN Air Travel Experience, a customer experience curator and innovation accelerator for airlines, with a strong focus on environmental sustainability and passenger experience. Previously, and most recently, Anne held the role of Vice President of Innovation, Gategroup, a global airline caterer, and has also been a member of the Board of Directors of Servair.


Gerry Bruno BSc, MBA, A.A.E.

Gerry Bruno has been Executive Advisor to the CEO for the Vancouver Airport Authority since October 2020 after serving as Vice President, Federal Government Affairs since 2013. As Executive Advisor, Gerry’s primary focus is strategic advocacy for key government policy changes that support the Airport's business recovery objectives, including border and quarantine policies, Free Trade Zones, and visa free transit. Gerry is also the Authority's representative on the Future Borders Coalition where he serves as Co-Chair of the Board of Directors and Executive Director and CEO for that organization. Gerry Bruno began his airport career in 1974 with Transport Canada and went on to be Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Planning for the newly created Vancouver Airport Authority in 1992. During his time with the Airport Authority, Gerry played a major role in advocacy efforts that led to the Canada-U.S. Open Skies Agreement in 1995, In-Transit Preclearance, Transit Without Visa, and CANPASS. From 1997 to 2013, Gerry was CEO of the InterVISTAS Consulting Group, a strategic aviation, tourism and transportation consulting firm. Gerry Bruno is an Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Marketing Major) from The University of The State of New York and an MBA in International Management from Asia Pacific International University.


Captain Edward M. Davidson, FRAeS

As a senior airline and aerospace executive, Ed has over 35 years of air transport flight operations, flight safety, and line flying experience. Additionally, since 1999, he has been actively holding several senior executive leadership roles with increasing responsibility for operational and strategic management with domestic US and international aerospace companies. Ed has also served several prominent air transport law firms in an advisory and expert witness capacity.


Liza Milagro, MSM-PM

Liza was previously the Resilience & Sustainability Manager for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and brings over 20 years of experience in airport sustainability, resiliency, innovation, and management. Liza was instrumental in developing, executing, and achieving the goals outlined in the Sustainable Management Plan and making ATL one of the greenest airports globally.


Joseph Chiodo, PhD

Joseph is the inventor of AD and ADSM technology. This application is instrumental in pre-treating materials before they are combined, to ensure end-of-life disassembly in its entirety. Dr. Chiodo focused his research on thermally triggered disassembly using shape-memory materials. His work first started in recycling-related design solutions. His MA thesis investigated Design for Disassembly, providing an incentive for a new automated approach that continues to be used today in an array of applications.


Associates

Mark Orchard

As Copywriter and Editor, Mark will aid the IAWMA’s message of advocacy, collection strategies, and standards by producing quality content, engaging stakeholders on multiple platforms, and further enhancing the IAWMA’s role as aviation’s most trusted circular economy source. Mark graduated from York University with a BA in Mass Communications and English and received his Editing Certificate from George Brown College.


Joyce Chang 

As Industrial Design Associate, Joyce works directly with the leadership team in supporting research, ideation, design, and data analysis to advance IAWMA’s evidence-based circular economy knowledge platform. Joyce holds a BDes in Industrial and Product Design from OCAD University in Toronto, with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation. Joyce also brings with her a wealth of expertise in systems and visual storytelling, which aids the IAWMA’s mission of developing strategic supply and collection chains in global aviation.


Aviation's Most Trusted Circular Economy Knowledge Source.

The IAWMA dedicates itself to the reduction and eventual elimination of all solid waste resulting from air-transport activity worldwide. The IAWMA is a collaborative and non-profit global coalition founded in 2019 after completing a pioneering two-year FAA-sponsored cabin waste and recycling international research study.

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