Owner and President
Lorne started in Aviation more than 45 years ago and is known all over this continent for his integrity and accountability with everything he does. There are many of his past and current customers that consider Lorne a friend and have not only stayed as repeat customers but have trusted their friends to Lorne’s top quality knowledge and service.
Lorne started at Standard Aero in 1968 where he worked in parts, "Dusting boxes" as he calls it. His work ethic and reputation got him hired at Brooker Wheaton Aviation in 1973 where he worked his way up from parts to Vice President. Lorne has a keen mind and this got him wooed again by Standard Aero where, in 1981, he became Branch Manager and stayed there gaining insight and making friends until 1989, leaving to became Co-Owner of Global Aircraft.
In 1991 Lorne decided to strike out on his own and start Lorne Gray Agencies and Aircraft Canada. He recalls vividly the people that told him he wouldn’t make it more than a year in business for himself, however, 24 years later he is still going strong. One of the reasons Lorne has lasted so long in this business is because of his integrity and love for his work. He tells people often that he loves every aspect of his job and there isnt one thing he dislikes; well, perhaps paperwork. He would have you believe that ‘it’s all luck’ when it comes to his success but those that know him, know that he always delivers on his promises and is very easy to work with. He is a loving father and husband and a patient mentor to his employees.