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Bombardier increases business aircraft sales force

April 15, 2011, Montreal - Bombardier Aerospace today announced it has expanded its sales force to increase traction in established markets and bring enhanced coverage to key regions. Four new Sales Directors and two Sales Managers join the team.

April 15, 2011  By Carey Fredericks

“We are further strengthening our team and positioning ourselves for what we see as positive momentum. We are firmly focused on growing our Learjet, Challenger and Global business jet presence worldwide,” said Bob Horner, Senior Vice President, Sales, Bombardier Business Aircraft.

Asia-Pacific Region
Two new additions to the Asia-Pacific team include Carine Truong, Sales Director, Asia-Pacific, responsible for North and South-East Asia, excluding Indonesia; and Michael Han, Sales Director, China, including Hong Kong and Macau. Having worked in the aviation industry since 1994, Ms. Truong has a solid aircraft sales background. She holds a master’s degree in Aeronautics and Transport Engineering and is based in Hong Kong. Mr. Han has and impressive sales track record, backed by over 14 years working in the aviation industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering and is based in Beijing.

Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe
The Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) team also grows with the addition of Philippe Dalcher, Sales Director, Russia; and Manny Kapranos, Sales Manager, Russia and CIS. Mr. Dalcher brings several years of experience in investment banking and wealth management for Russian high net worth individuals. He holds a master’s degree in Economics. Mr. Kapranos has over four years experience with the Bombardier Business Aircraft marketing team, providing strong support to the sales organization in the areas of finance, strategy and governance. He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and Bachelor of Commerce. He now supports the Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe sales team.
Ross Mitchell is appointed to Sales Director, Eastern Europe. With Bombardier Aerospace for over 12 years, Mr. Mitchell brings proven international sales success, having spent 10 years with Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft sales team. He holds both a bachelor’s degree in economics and a law degree. Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Kapranos are both based at Bombardier’s Sales headquarters in the United Kingdom.

Middle East and Africa
Hani Haddadin is named Sales Manager, Middle East and Africa. Mr. Haddadin brings first-hand knowledge and proven experience in aviation, including four years with the Bombardier Business Aircraft sales support team, and holds a Bachelor of Engineering/Science. He is based in Montréal.



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