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Bombardier makes senior leadership changes

Posted 8 February 2019 · Add Comment

Effective immediately, Paul Sislian has been appointed President, Aerostructures and Engineering Services (BAES), taking over from Danny Di Perna who has been appointed President, Bombardier Transportation.



Above:
Paul Sislian.
Courtesy Bombardier


Danny (right) replaces Laurent Troger who has informed the company of his intention to resign and pursue opportunities outside the company. Danny, who joined Bombardier in 2018 and most recently led Bombardier’s Aerostructures and Engineering Services (BAES) segment, brings more than 30 years of industrial experience to this new role.

Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc. said: “Danny is an exceptional and engaging leader with a proven record of leading complex industrial organisations. His demonstrated success driving operational efficiency, improving quality and delighting customers make him the right person to follow Laurent and accelerate Bombardier Transportation’s transformation.”

Paul Sislian brings more than 20 years of aerospace and industrial experience to his new role, including serving most recently as Chief Operating Officer for Bombardier Business Aircraft (BBA) where he was responsible for all Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft programmes currently in production at Bombardier’s facilities in Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Ontario and Wichita, Kansas, as well as the business unit’s Procurement function.

“Paul is a dynamic and experienced leader who is ideally qualified to assume this new leadership role,” stated Bellemare. “Having had responsibility for Business Aircraft’s manufacturing and completion centers, Paul was instrumental in leading BBA’s successful operational transformation and positioning the segment for additional margin expansion. I am confident that under Paul’s leadership BAES will achieve its growth objectives, support the ramp-up of the A220 and Global 7500 programmes and secure its position as the world’s leading aerostructures manufacturer.”

Nancy Barber is appointed Business Aircraft’s new Chief Operating Officer, joining David Coleal’s leadership team. Nancy, who has been with Bombardier for 20 years, has accumulated a wealth of experience leading complex teams in procurement, customer services and program management. Most recently, she served as Vice President, Program Management for the Global 7500 and New Aircraft Studies.

“Nancy has played a critical role in ensuring the on-time entry-into-service of the Global 7500 aircraft and setting a strong foundation for the program’s ramp up,” said Bellemare. “Her deep industry experience, demonstrated leadership ability and record of success make her the right person for this position.”  

“I am very happy to announce these leadership appointments,” concluded Bellemare. “I’m confident that Danny, Paul and Nancy in their new positions will help ensure we achieve the goals of our turnaround plan and unleash the full value of the Bombardier portfolio.”

 

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