2008-04-20 - Bombardier boss changeBombardier announces new leadership
Managementweches bei Bombardier Aerospace<br /> Bombardier announced changes to its Aerospace Group leadership team. Guy C. Hachey is appointed Bombardier Aerospace's new President and Chief Operating Officer, effective May 12, 2008.
A period of transition will follow until June 4, 2008, when Pierre Beaudoin, the current President and Chief Operating Officer, will take over the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc., as previously announced on November 28, 2007. Bombardier also announced the appointment of three of its senior leaders to new positions. Each appointment is effective immediately: Gary R. Scott, currently President, New Commercial Aircraft Program and Aircraft Services is appointed President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, integrating two business units Regional Aircraft and the New Commercial Aircraft Program into one new unit. Mr. Scott's skill, knowledge and experience in the commercial aircraft industry will be essential as Bombardier continues to develop its new commercial aircraft. The integration of the Regional Aircraft and CSeries teams will enable Bombardier to present a complete commercial aircraft product offering to its customers. Steve Ridolfi, currently President, Bombardier Regional Aircraft is appointed President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. His program management expertise comes at the right time as Bombardier embarks on the evaluation and development of new products while increasing the capacity and operational performance of existing product lines. His extensive market and strategic experience within the aerospace industry will benefit Business Aircraft customers. He will replace Pierre Gabriel Côté who has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of SFK Pulp and will leave Bombardier Aerospace on July 18, 2008. James Hoblyn, currently Senior Vice-President, Customer Experience, Bombardier Business Aircraft is appointed President, Bombardier Aircraft Services, which includes the Amazing Customer Experience initiative for Aerospace as a whole; after-market services for Business and Commercial Aircraft (Parts, Service Centres, Training); Specialized Aircraft Solutions; and Amphibious Aircraft. A former Managing Director of Flexjet Europe (now known as Skyjet International), his focus in recent roles has been to improve customer satisfaction and loyalty, making him the perfect candidate for this position.