CAE announces new Group President
June 7, 2013, Montreal - CAE today announced the appointment of Mr. Nick Leontidis as Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services, effective immediately. Mr. Leontidis replaces Mr. Jeff Roberts who is leaving the company.
"We thank Jeff for his dedicated service to CAE; he has helped CAE's civil training and services business become the world leader it is today," said Mr. Marc Parent, CAE President and CEO. "We wish him the best in his future endeavours."
"We welcome Nick to his new role. He has been with CAE for the past 25 years, most recently as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. Since joining CAE, Nick has played a key role in the success of our civil business and the expansion of our global footprint. He brings strong customer relationships with our partner airlines and OEMs and excellent leadership qualities. Nick has outstanding international experience, in particular in China where he was the executive responsible for developing CAE's sales and relationships. His strong credibility and deep understanding of the global aviation market are critical assets to our company's continued growth," Mr. Parent said. "His credibility with our employees coupled with his intimate knowledge of our technology and products will allow CAE to offer innovative solutions."
Mr. Leontidis joined CAE as a software engineer in 1988 and rose to the leadership of CAE's Visuals Systems group in 1999. Since then, he has held roles of increasing responsibility within the company's products and services segments. His positions included Vice President, Marketing and Sales for the Civil unit; Vice President, Simulation Products; Executive Vice President, Civil Aviation Training and Equipment; and most recently, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development.
Mr. Leontidis holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Engineering from Concordia University.