Bombardier Names News Head of Business Aircraft Unit

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Bombardier Aerospace earlier this month announced appointing Pierre Gabriel Côté as its new president, Bombardier Business Aircraft. The move became effective July 10. Côté comes to Bombardier's bizjet unit experienced in executive leadership positions nationally and internationally in operations, sales and marketing. His previous positions include service 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. In his new position Mr. Côté will head the 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.” Côté holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Université Laval (1982) and is a licensed private pilot.