Profile:Fred serves as a Managing Director in PwC’s US Transportation & Logistics practice. He has more than 30 years of aviation maintenance, airline operations and logistics management experience. Today he advises clients in addressing some of their most complex business challenges. Previously he served as EVP of Operations at WestJet. Prior to that, he held the positions of Chief Operations Officer and Senior Vice President of Technical Operations at American Eagle, and the Vice President of Base Maintenance for American Airlines. Fred also served 28 years in the U.S. Navy as an Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer with assignments including the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, the Navy Fighter Weapons School, Top Gun and Executive Officer of the Naval Air Depot. In his last assignment, holding the rank of Captain, Fred served as the Commanding Officer for the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest, located in San Diego, CA, where, as CEO, he directed all phases of the Navy’s largest airframe aviation industrial activity.