WinAir Founder Inducted into AMEX AME Hall of Fame

Sept. 19, 2019
AME Hall of Fame award recognizes the outstanding work performed by an AME to keep Canadian aircraft flying safely and economically.

WinAir is proud to announce that the company's owner/founder, Bert Vergeer, has been inducted into the AMEC’s AME Hall of Fame. AMEC President, Sam Longo,  presented Bert with this award during the industry awards presentation ceremony at the Ontario AME Conference in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.   

Along with his wife, Vergeer is responsible for developing one of the first computerized aviation maintenance software products for digital record-keeping and live inventory management. The original release of this software preceded the initial wave of digitization of aviation maintenance management and would go on to revolutionize the industry, making Bert a leader, innovator, and a true pioneer in the industry.

“I am honoured to be inducted into the AME Hall of Fame,” says Bert. “Assisting aviation operations with maintaining compliance, boosting business efficiencies, and improving maintenance processes based on industry best practices has always been my top goal. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my wife Helen, our team at WinAir, our customer base, fellow AMEs, and to CFAMEA and the regional associations for supporting my vision and acknowledging me for this award.”

AMEC President, Longo, added to this sentiment, “It was a pleasure to present Bert Vergeer with the AME Hall of Fame award. Bert's contribution to the aviation maintenance community is a shining example of what an AME can aspire to achieve with vision and collaboration as their guide. He joins a list of outstanding AMEs, who have gone above and beyond throughout their careers. Congratulations to Bert and the entire WinAir family!”