Joe Maloney, M.S.C.
National Executive Director
Normand Trépanier was born in St-Tite in Mauricie, QC. He enlisted in
the CAF in September 1975 and completed his Basic Military Training at
CFB St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu. After his basic Artilleryman training, he
embarked on a long and prosperous career as a NCM. During his first 15
years, he was posted to various Artillery Units and Schools in Canada
and Germany and held positions such as Gun Detachment member, Gun 2I/C,
Instructor in various Gun and Missile systems and Gun Detachment
commander in Field Arty as well as Air Defense Arty.
Governor General of Canada, her Excellency
Michaëlle Jean, appointed Normand Trépanier to the Order of Member
Military Merit in 2006.
Paul Bury, OMM, CD
Director of Placements, H2H
MGen (Ret’d) Paul Bury OMM CD, joined the Helmets to Hardhats team in 2019 after his retirement from the Canadian Armed Forces after 33 years of dedicated service to Canada. Appointed to predominately Class A Reserve force positions, MGen (Ret’d) Bury commanded at all levels, both domestically and when operationally deployed, retiring after his four-year appointment as Chief Reserves and Employer Support within NDHQ.
MGen (Ret’d) Bury holds a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Boston University and is a graduate of the Canadian Forces College, Advanced Military Studies Program.
David Giannou, CD
Atlantic Canada Representative, H2H
Dave Giannou was born in Glace Bay, NS but grew up in Corner Brook, NF. He enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces in June 1982 through the Marine Engineering Technologist Training Program, graduating in 1985 with two diplomas; Mechanical and Marine Engineering Technologist. He served successfully as a marine engineer on ships and submarines for the next 16 years achieving his Engineering Artificer qualification.
In 2000 he was offered and accepted a commission as a Marine Systems Engineering Officer. He worked in a variety of engineering positions including a four-year term overseeing the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN)’s unique Victoria class simulators and trainers. In 2010 he was promoted to Lieutenant-commander and posted to Her Majesty's Canadian Ships (HMCS) PRESERVER as the Marine Systems Engineering Officer. On completion of his tour, he was posted to Ottawa as part of the Joint Support Ship (JSS) project under the National Shipbuilding Strategy, to help restore shipyards, rebuild the marine industry and create sustainable jobs in Canada.
Dave returned to Halifax in 2013 to work in the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School as the Engineering and Technology Training Officer, overseeing the academic training of the RCN’s technical trades from apprentice to journeyman level. He worked with the staff and students through various training methods including the introduction of technology enhanced learning techniques to better prepare students for on-the-job training and advancement of their careers. His final posting was as Chief of Staff for Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) Safety and Environment, an organization that provided MARLANT with national and international policy interpretation on over 30 different safety and environmental programs.
Retiring after 36+ years of service, he remained with MARLANT Safety and Environment for another 3 years in the civilian role of Chief of Staff prior to joining the Helmets to Hardhats team in May 2021.
During his military career Dave was introduced to competitive marksmanship, competing in military and civilian matches. As Team Captain, supported by an outstanding tri-service team, he led the MARLANT Combat Shooting Team to the CAF Small Arms Competition in Ottawa several times over a ten-year period, successfully competing against some of the best military marksmen in the CAF.
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