Drone Delivery Canada appoints new senior VP for operations and strategy


Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has appointed Michael Zahra as senior vice president of operations and strategy as part of a move to commercial operations in 2019.

Zahra, the former president of Staples Business Advantage Canada, will be part of the management team looking to focus on driving commercial business.

CEO of DDC, Tony Di Benedetto, said: “We have known Mr. Zahra professionally for over two years in his former capacity as President of Staples Business Advantage Canada. At Staples, Mr. Zahra hired and developed key leaders in his high-performance team of over 1200 people.

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“He was also responsible for oversight of the shipment of millions of products annually, from 10 distribution centres and a fleet of over 170 trucks nationally, with full profitability responsibility and revenues over $500 Million.”

He continued: “Mr. Zahra’s logistics, engineering, sales and cross-functional business acumen will make him an instrumental member of our team. As we begin the New Year, DDC not only looks to provide a cost effective and highly efficient logistics solution to remote communities in Canada, but also to Canadian rural communities in the form of ‘milk runs’, as well as entering into licensing opportunities internationally. On behalf of DDC, I welcome Mr. Zahra to the DDC team.”

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