Bombardier appoints Sam Abdelmalek as chief transformation and supply chain officer

Wednesday October 10, 2018
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
October 10, 2018 – Bombardier has appointed Sam Abdelmalek as its new chief transformation and supply chain officer, effective today.

Abdelmalek will report directly to Alain Bellemare, the president and chief executive officer of Bombardier Inc. In this position, Abdelmalek will assume responsibility for the continued transformation of the company’s operations and lead the company’s supply chain activities to reduce costs and improve efficiency and quality to support Bombardier’s growth objectives.

“We are very excited to welcome Sam to the Bombardier leadership team,” says Bellemare. “He is a strong and dynamic leader, with a proven track record of creating value through effective supply chain management and process improvement at large industrial companies. Sam will work closely with me and the senior leadership team to accelerate our transformation, improve our competitive position and support our long-term growth objectives.”

Abdelmalek brings almost 30 years of aerospace and industrial experience to Bombardier. Most recently, he served as vice-president, global supply chain at Pratt & Whitney. In this role, Abdelmalek was responsible for all aspects of the supply chain, including strategic sourcing, industrial readiness, global logistics and transportation and non-product procurement. He also played a key role in overseeing supplier quality. Prior to that, Abdelmalek held a number of senior leadership roles at United Technologies Corporation (UTC), including vice-president, supply chain management at the Aerospace Systems division of UTC and vice-president, global supply management and supply chain integration for UTC Operations.

Abdelmalek began his career at Bell Helicopter and Turbocor Inc., where he held positions of increasing responsibility related to engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and operations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Montreal’s École Polytechnique and a Master of Business Administration from Concordia University.

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