On the Street: New CEO for Commissionaires


By Darron Kloster 

There’s a new face at the head of the Commissionaires Victoria, the Islands and Yukon.

The organization, which offers security services and is the largest private sector employer of Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP veterans, has named Gary Paulson as its new chief executive. Paulson, who spent the last 10 years as the harbour master for the Port of Prince Rupert, succeeds John Dewar who was the divisional chief executive for the past four years.

“His combined military, port security and private sector business experience will support our strategic goals and social mandate of providing meaningful employment to veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces and former members of the RCMP,” said Major General Ed Fitch, chairman of the CVIY’s board of governors.

Paulson, who has an MBA from Royal Roads University and a graduate of the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College, has more than 35 years of experience in the marine industry as a naval officer and port executive.