Submitted. Local Abbotsford businessman, Barry Marsden was awarded the Order of Canada for his contributions to the growth of Canada’s aviation industry as president and CEO of Conair Aviation and as the founder of Cascade Aerospace announced Mayor Bruce Banman.
“Barry Marsden is a dedicated Abbotsford business leader and his companies continue to embody excellence in the North American aerospace industry,” said Mayor Bruce Banman. “On behalf of Abbotsford City Council, I am pleased to offer congratulations to Barry Marsden on the announcement of his appointment to the Order of Canada.”
“On behalf of the Abbotsford Airport Authority, I would like to commend Barry Marsden for receiving this prestigious award,” said Dave Holmberg, Chair of the Abbotsford Airport Authority. “His innovations in aerial firefighting have served the industry greatly, and we are all extremely proud of his tremendous success.”
Conair Aviation is a world leader in aerial forest fire fighting. Conair is Canada’s most experienced specialty aircraft operations provider, delivering a comprehensive range of aerial fire control products and services. With Canada’s longest-standing reputation for service excellence Conair has been an industry leader, serving a variety of National and International customers and partners for over 40 years.
Barry Marsden also founded Cascade Aerospace, a specialty aerospace and defence contractor focused on providing long-term integrated aircraft support programs for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), military, government and commercial customers.