CDR Next Question: Kevin Ford, CEO of Calian Group
Canadian Defence Review staff writer, Gabriel Oakley, recently caught up with our CEO, Kevin Ford, to discuss Calian’s growth, Canada’s defence policy and military health.
"Kevin Ford, President and CEO of Calian Group Ltd., has had quite a year. The chief executive of this Ottawa-headquartered professional services and solutions company oversaw three acquisitions in 2018 – including deals for a cyber security company and an AgTech solutions provider. Calian is a diversified company serving a range of sectors from space to health to defence. The company will be continuing a more-than 20-year training partnership with CAF after recently re-winning a major contract with DND. Awarded in the fall, the contract has a value of approximately $170 million over nine years (including optional extensions) and supports operational readiness training and simulation exercises for the CAF as conducted by the Canadian Army Simulation Centre..."