Bombardier appoints Danny Di Perna as aerospace COO

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Aug 28, 2018: Bombardier has roped in Danny Di Perna as chief operating officer, Aerospace, effective September 15, 2018.

In his new role, Danny will report directly to Alain Bellemare, president and chief executive officer, 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 Danny. 

Danny brings more than 30 years of aerospace and industrial experience to Bombardier. Prior to this, he served as vice president of Global Sourcing for GE Power.

“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,” said Bellemare.

Prior to that, Danny held a number of senior leadership positions, with United Technologies Corporation, including senior vice president of Operations for UTC’s Pratt & Whitney Division and vice president and general manager of the Auxiliary Power Division for the Hamilton Sundstrand Division.

Before that, Danny held the position of senior vice president, Aircraft and Engine Maintenance at Air Canada Technical Services.

“With Danny’s appointment, and Laurent Troger’s recent appointment of Jim Vounassis as chief operating officer at Bombardier Transportation, we now have the right operational leadership talent to ensure we deliver on our growth potential across the entire portfolio.”

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