Danny Di Perna replaces Laurent Troger to head Bombardier Transportation

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It’s all change at the top as Laurent Troger resigns as president of Bombardier Transportation to “pursue opportunities outside the company”. Danny Di Perna, who joined Bombardier in 2018 and is head of Bombardier’s Aerostructures and Engineering Services (BAES) segment, has been appointed in his place.

Alain Bellemare, president and chief executive officer of Bombardier inc, commented on the new appointment: “Danny is an exceptional and engaging leader with a proven record of leading complex industrial organizations. His demonstrated success driving operational efficiency, improving quality and delighting customers make him the right person to follow Laurent and accelerate Bombardier Transportation’s transformation.”

He continued: “I’d like to thank Laurent for his many contributions to Bombardier over the past 15 years, including his exceptional leadership while serving as President of our rail segment for the past 3 years. During this time, Transportation significantly grew its backlog, optimized its footprint and executed an aggressive production ramp-up. As a result of Laurent’s leadership, Bombardier Transportation is a stronger, more efficient company poised for solid growth.”

Danny Di Perna spent 28 years at aero-engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, latterly as a senior vice president, before joining first GE Power and then Bombardier in September last year. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Concordia University and a masters of business administration from McGill University, both in Montreal.

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