Bombardier has appointed ric Martel as President
and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Bombardier Board
of Directors, effective 6 April 2020.
ric will join Bombardier from Hydro-Qubec,
where he has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since
Prior to Hydro-Qubec, ric held a
number of leadership positions at Bombardier, including President
of the Business Aircraft Division and President of the Customer
Services and Specialized Aircraft Division.
He has also held leadership positions at Pratt &
Whitney, Rolls Royce, Procter & Gamble and Kraft Foods, and sits
on the Board of Directors of the Global Sustainable Electricity
Partnership and chairs the Energy Community of the World Economic
ric is the right leader at the right time for
Bombardier, as the company is completing its turnaround plan and
focusing on growing its leading business aviation franchise, said
Pierre Beaudoin, Chairman of the
Bombardier Board of Directors. He is an engaging builder with a
deep understanding of our organization and product portfolio as
well as of the global business aircraft industry. He has enjoyed
great success in his career through operational excellence, tight
management of complex manufacturing processes and a personalized
approach towards customers.
ric holds a bachelor’s
degree in electrical engineering from Laval University and is a
member of the Ordre des ingnieurs du Qubec.