Bombardier leadership changes

February 08, 2019
Written by Wings Staff
Danny Di Perna becomes president of Bombardier Transportation with Laurent Troger informing the Montreal company of his intention to resign. Paul Sislian has been appointed president of Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services (BAES) to succeed Di Perna in his former role.

Di Perna joined Bombardier in 2018. A report by Bloomberg explains Di Perna, who spent 24 years with United Technologies Corp. and more recently a short time GE, becomes the third person to run Bombardier’s rail business since December 2015.

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Sislian brings more than 20 years of aerospace and industrial experience to his new role, including serving most recently as chief operating officer for Bombardier Business Aircraft (BBA).


“Having had responsibility for Business Aircraft’s manufacturing and completion centers, Paul was instrumental in leading BBA’s successful operational transformation and positioning the segment for additional margin expansion,” said Alain Bellemare, president and CEO, Bombardier Inc. “I am confident that under Paul’s leadership BAES will achieve its growth objectives, support the ramp-up of the A220 and Global 7500 programs and secure its position as the world’s leading aerostructures manufacturer.”

Nancy Barber becomes Bombardier Business Aircraft’s new chief operating officer, joining David Coleal’s leadership team. Barber has been with Bombardier for 20 years. Most recently, she served as vice president, program management, for the Global 7500 and New Aircraft Studies. “Nancy has played a critical role in ensuring the on-time entry-into-service of the Global 7500 aircraft and setting a strong foundation for the program’s ramp up,” said Bellemare.

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