Bombardier Transportation Appoints Di Perna President

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Danny Di Perna​​

Bombardier has announced changes to its leadership team, including Danny Di Perna’s appointment as president, Bombardier Transportation, effective immediately. Di Perna succeeds Laurent Troger who intends to pursue opportunities outside the company.

Di Perna joined Bombardier in 2018 and most recently served as president of Bombardier’s Aerostructures and Engineering Services (BAES) segment.

“Danny is an exceptional and engaging leader with a proven record of leading complex industrial organizations,” said Alain Bellemare, president and CEO, Bombardier Inc. “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.”

“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,” Bellemare added. “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.”

Paul Sislian will succeed DiPerna as president of BAES. Sislian most recently served as chief operating officer for Bombardier Business Aircraft (BBA). Nancy Barber succeeds Sislian as BBA chief operating officer. Prior to her new appointment, she served as vice president program management for the Global 7500 and New Aircraft Studies.

“I am very happy to announce these leadership appointments,” stated Bellemare. “I’m confident that Danny, Paul and Nancy in their new positions will help ensure we achieve the goals of our turnaround plan and unleash the full value of the Bombardier portfolio.”