Bombardier announces Danny Di Perna as COO, aerospace

Thursday August 23, 2018
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
August 23, 2018 - Bombardier has appointed Danny Di Perna as chief operating officer, aerospace, effective September 15, 2018.

Di Perna will report directly to Alain Bellemare, president and chief executive officer of Bombardier, and assume responsibility for leading the company’s aerospace engineering, procurement and transformation functions. Bombardier’s aerostructures and engineering services segment will also report to Di Perna.

“We are thrilled to welcome Danny to the Bombardier leadership team,” said Bellemare. “He is an exceptional and engaging leader, with deep aerospace experience and a proven track record of success improving operational efficiency at leading industrial and aerospace companies.”

“Danny will work closely with me, David Coleal, president, Bombardier business aircraft, Fred Cromer, president, Bombardier commercial aircraft and the rest of the senior leadership team to execute an industrial strategy that supports our production ramp-up, improves our competitive position and accelerates our transformation,” Bellemare continued. “Danny will also play a key role in optimizing our aerospace engineering and product development capabilities to ensure long-term sustainable growth.”

Danny brings more than 30 years of aerospace and industrial experience to Bombardier. Most recently, he served as vice-president of global sourcing for GE Power. Prior to that, Danny held a number of senior leadership positions, with United Technologies Corporation and Air Canada Technical Services.

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