For those who may not know, the COEDC’s Advisory Council is a conduit of information between business, community leaders and government. The council meets monthly to share information and work together towards sustainable economic growth. It is made up of 45 influential members consisting of industry leaders, community shapers and elected officials. One of these such members being Brian Wall!
The aim of the Meet the COEDC campaign is to share with our community who the Economic Development Commission is and showcase the COEDC Advisory Council members who play critical role guiding the regional economic development service.
Brian is a valued member of the COEDC Advisory Council, with years of experience and knowledge in the aviation and aerospace sector. He began his career as a commercial pilot, and later returned to school at the Okanagan College to major in Business. Brian has since served 30+ years in senior leadership roles for a variety of organizations, including Pattison Sign group, Troika Developments and Cintas Canada Limited. Currently Brian holds the position of Chief Executive Officer at Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. (AEM).
For 25 years AEM has been a leader in the avionics industry including design, development and manufacture of aircraft communications systems, loudspeaker stems, caution/warning panels and illuminated panel products. The organization started in 2009 as a direct descendant of Northern Airborne Technology and has now grown into a family of over 100 people working together in a 40,000 square foot facility right here in the Okanagan Valley.
Check in each Monday to meet a new member of the Advisory Council, and to learn why they love to live and work in the Central Okanagan!
What organization are you from and what is your role?
CEO of AEM (Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp.)
What excites you about the future of your respective sector?
Aerospace is a significant contributor to the GDP ($22.3B 2020) in Canada and employs more than 200,000 people. AEM is focused on increasing efficiencies of special missions’ aircraft and helicopters with communications solutions, loudspeakers systems and avionics. Special Missions segments include Law Enforcement, Search & Rescue, Fire Fighting, Medical and other sectors that our world has come to depend on more than ever these last couple years. It is an incredible feeling to be able to contribute to these life saving segments of society.
Why is participating in the Advisory Council important to you?
The diversity of members provides incredible insight from many perspectives and when considering factors to enhance our community, these insights are integral in identifying and strategizing potential solutions and outcomes.
Why do love living and working in the Okanagan?
This is the place others dream to be. We are the fortunate, that get to work and live in such surroundings.
Learn more about AEM here!