Bombardier Aerospace announced today the appointment of Pierre Gabriel Côté as President, Bombardier Business Aircraft effective July 10, 2006. Mr. Côté will head the Business Aircraft leadership team responsible for profit, cost, quality and customer management from order to delivery of Bombardier business aircraft.
“Pierre Gabriel brings a wealth of national and international leadership experience to Bombardier,” said Pierre Beaudoin, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Aerospace. “His impressive track record is one of delivering solid results on aggressive targets, notably in increasingly senior roles in operations management. We are pleased to have him join us at a time when our Bombardier business aircraft product portfolio is leading the industry in revenue market share.”
Mr. Côté’s experience includes executive leadership positions nationally and internationally in operations, sales and marketing as President and Chief Executive Officer at Rogers Sugar Income Fund, as Senior Vice-President, International Operations and Energy at Abitibi Consolidated Inc. as well as Executive Vice-President at Kruger Inc.
Mr. Côté holds a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Université Laval (1982) and is a licensed private pilot.
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