ROBERT (BOB) GOW, President

With more than 40 years in the aviation industry, Bob Gow brings a wealth of deep expertise to the ADS client base. After graduating from Centennial College in the 1970s he worked with, Rockwell Collins, in the final test section of the 618T HF radio production line. Following that, Bob expanded his skill-set through variety of roles including: metrology, automation, teaching, Part 25 maintenance and installation, and of course, certification. Starting his certification career in the early 1990s on special mission aircraft, Bob was one of the first to certify TCAS in Canada. Working at Bombardier on the Global Express design, he was responsible for data acquisition and avionics simulations.

Recognizing the need for dedicated engineering, design and certification services for the Canadian aviation market, Bob founded ADS in 1996. Since then, he has been deeply involved in certification and design programs for everything from interior completions to wheelchair lifts, to TSO certification of new avionics, to glass cockpits to special missions suites.