Faury takes helm at Eurocopter as Bertling moves to Bombardier
With the decision of Lutz Bertling to move to railway company Bombardier Transportation in Berlin, EADS has appointed Guillaume Faury as new head of Eurocopter.
Effective 1 May 2013, Faury joins Eurocopter from Peugeot S.A., where he has served as Executive Vice President for Research & Development since 2010 and as Member of the Managing Board since 2009.
Faury, a licensed flight test engineer, served in various senior management functions at Eurocopter from 1998 to 2008 before joining Peugeot S.A. He was Chief Engineer for the EC225/ 725 programme, Head of the Heavy Helicopter Flight Test department, Executive Vice President for Commercial Programmes and, ultimately, Executive Vice President for Research & Development. Faury also was a member of the Eurocopter Executive Committee.
Bertling, 50, has been at the helm of the Group’s helicopter Division since November 2006. “I regret that Lutz is leaving Eurocopter and the EADS Group to pursue a new challenge outside the aerospace world. We owe Lutz a lot. In his six and a half years at the helm of Eurocopter, he led the company successfully through a period of strong growth and also a deep economic crisis. During his tenure Eurocopter became more international, more innovative, and overall, more competitive. I thank him for all his work and wish him the best for his future”, said Tom Enders, Chief Executive Officer of EADS.
“With his profound knowledge of the Division, his leadership skills, and his broad industrial expertise, I am convinced Guillaume is the right person to drive Eurocopter’s ambitious innovation roadmap and global positioning,” Enders added.