Bombardier names Eric Martel as Steve Ridolfi’s successor
Eric Martel will take-over as the president of Bombardier Business Aircraft as Steve Ridolfi gets promoted.
Bombardier Business Aircraft has announced that Eric Martel will succeed Steve Ridolfi as president from 2014, after Ridolfi was last week named as Bombardier’s senior vice president of strategy and mergers and acquisitions.
“I extend my heartfelt congratulations to Steve on his new position and wish him continued success,” said Guy Hachey, president and chief operating officer of Bombardier Aerospace. “Steve has made countless contributions to Aerospace throughout his career, and this move to the corporate office will assuredly benefit the entire organisation.”
“We are fortunate to have a solid succession plan in place with a resource of accomplished leaders who are ready to take on the challenges ahead,” Hachey added. “As such, I am extremely pleased to announce that Eric Martel has been appointed president, Bombardier Business Aircraft. Over the course of Eric’s tenure at Bombardier, he has held numerous positions with increasing responsibilities, including president, Bombardier Customer Services & Specialised and Amphibious Aircraft since 2011. Eric comes to this new position with a proven and very successful track record.”
Bombardier Aerospace also announces that Michel Ouellette will take-over as president of Bombardier Customer Services & Specialised and Amphibious Aircraft from 1 January 2014.
“I am also very pleased to welcome Michel Ouellette to the Aerospace Leadership Team,” added Hachey. “Michel has been with the company for over 20 years, and in that time he has consistently risen to hold a number of senior positions within Engineering, Commercial Aircraft and Business Aircraft, most recently as vice president and general manager, Global Aircraft Programmes.”
“These appointments come at a critical time for Bombardier Aerospace as we make major investments in product development and continue to grow our services footprint internationally. I’m confident that Eric and Michel are the right leaders to execute and deliver on our commitments,” added Hachey.