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ACF Associates Named One of the “Top 10 Canada Defense Technology Providers” of 2022


January 3, 2023

PETERBOROUGH, Ontario, January 3, 2023 – The Loomex Group is excited to announce that its subsidiary company, ACF Associates, was named one of the “Top 10 Canada Defense Technology Providers” of 2022.

The Top 10 Technology Provider Listing is an annual award published by Aerospace & Defense Review. This year, the listing recognizes the top Canadian defence technology providers leveraging technology to improve Canadian defence capabilities.

Andy Fitzgerald, Executive Vice-President of ACF Associates, says of earning this distinction, “We are extremely fortunate to have a talented team of professionals inspired by innovation and committed to delivering excellent customer service. We are also grateful to have customers who value long-term partnerships and are willing to look externally to leverage expertise to improve their outcomes. The future is bright, and we are excited about it!”

“We are thrilled and honoured to work alongside an incredible group of talented individuals offering innovative solutions. The recent award is proof that a small to medium size aerospace businesses like ACF, are relevant and needed in the Canadian Defence sector” says Trent Gervais, President & CEO of ACF Associates’ parent company, The Loomex Group.

ACF Associates is receiving this award in recognition of its design and development of performance management capabilities for aerospace defence programs. The company’s customers include the Department of National Defence and many prominent aerospace defence companies within Canada.

About ACF Associates: ACF Associates, founded in 2006, is a Canadian company owned by The Loomex Group, a Canadian wholly owned company, that offers customizable services to help aerospace and defence organizations improve performance management for complex programs.

Full details about this exciting venture are included in the media release available for download.

Our History

ACF Associates was founded in 2006 and since that time, our business scope has evolved to encompass a full suite of professional and technical services in the areas of:

  • Performance Management
  • Program Management
  • Technical and Logistical Support
  • In-Service Support
  • Maintenance Analysis

Services have been provided to a broad cross-section of clients including government and commercial organizations.

Executive Team

Trent Gervais, CMMIII, EMP

President and CEO



Andy Fitzgerald, M Eng, MBA, P Eng

Executive Vice President


After serving in various maintenance management and engineering positions with the Canadian Air Force for over 20 years, Andy Fitzgerald retired as a senior officer in 2006 and co-founded ACF Associates. With his in-depth understanding of the military and commercial aerospace environments and his proven leadership and management capabilities, Andy’s focus has been to provide demonstrated performance improvement to both government and civilian industry through the development and implementation of Integrated Performance-Based Management Systems. Andy is also a lecturer at the Royal Military College of Canada in Aerospace Maintenance Management

Andrea Crossland, PhD

Vice President


Andrea Crossland co-founded ACF Associates after being employed in training, education, and research at universities and in civilian industry. She has a comprehensive understanding of the military environment and in particular the military technical training programs as well as the technologies available to augment those programs. She has authored a number of scholarly articles in areas of technician training, technical troubleshooting, and integrated performance based management. She specializes in providing organizations with performance based management solutions and has experience in research as well as program/project/product design, development, and implementation.