New president for Bombardier Commercial Aircraft

Michele (Mike) Arcamone is to take up the post of president, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft on 1 February, succeeding Gary Scott, who retired on 1 October 2011.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Mike Arcamone to Bombardier Aerospace," remarked Guy Hachey, president and chief operating officer, Bombardier Aerospace. "Mike comes to us with a brilliant track record throughout his 30-year career in the automotive industry. He brings a unique background of international experience to our team. His hands-on leadership approach and wealth of experience in operations and programme management will benefit our Commercial Aircraft business unit, especially as we drive towards bringing the CSeries aircraft to market."

A native of Montreal, Arcamone most recently held the position of president and chief executive officer, GM Korea, based in Seoul, where he was accountable for a multi-billion dollar organisation with export sales to 150 customers. He completed his undergraduate studies at Concordia University and holds a diploma in Management from McGill University.

"I am humbled by the opportunity to lead Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft business unit and excited to be returning to my home country," Arcamone commented. "While I am new to the aerospace industry, I am joining a strong and knowledgeable leadership team, and our combined expertise will ensure the long-term prosperity of this business unit. We are at a pivotal moment, both in ensuring the continued success of the Q400 NextGen and CRJ NextGen aircraft and in moving towards the testing and production of the CSeries aircraft. I look forward to putting my knowledge and experience to work and delivering on our commitments to our stakeholders," he added.

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