Ingenio hires first ever chief operating officer


Ingenio Aerospace has appointed Simon Lafrenière as its first ever chief operating officer.

The electrical-mechanical components specialist has made the hire in order to “drive operations”. James Bell, Ingenio’s president and CEO, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Simon to the Ingenio team. His appointment as COO marks a significant milestone in our journey towards global leadership in aerospace innovation. With his proven track record in driving growth, Simon is the ideal person to lead our team to the next level of success.”

In addition to 23 years of industry experience, Lafrenière’s strengths include strategic planning, merger and acquisition, business transformation and project management. He was with Bombardier for 15 years, holding several management titles, including manager, New Product Development, Challenger Programs, where he oversaw the on-time delivery of the first Challenger 350.

Lafrenière holds an MBA from HEC Montréal and a BEng in Aeronautics from Université de Sherbrooke.

“I am proud to be joining a company that stands at the forefront of aerospace product design excellence,” he said. “Our commitment to continuous innovation and design excellence is a guiding principle that is shared by our entire team. I look forward to contributing to Ingenio’s growth and celebrating our shared success.”