Mar 26, 2012 –Montreal, Germany –Bombardier Business Aircraft moves forward with its sales force expansion today announcing a new Regional Vice President in the U.S. and six new Sales Directors: three in North America, two in China and one for Africa, Asia and Australia.
“We see positive momentum in an increasingly competitive environment and are focused on growing our Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft presence worldwide,” said Bob Horner, Senior Vice President, Sales, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “With the world’s largest business jet installed base, North America remains a key market for business aviation activity. In order to grow our market share on this important continent, we have added a new Regional Vice President and three Sales Directors. Activity in China continues to increase and the forecast for growth in this country is dynamic with industry-wide deliveries estimated at approximately 2,300 business jets over the next 20 years. We’ve added two new Sales Directors to maximize the potential of this strategic region,” continued Mr. Horner.
Tim White joins Bombardier as Regional Vice President, Sales, Western U.S. He is a licensed pilot and has over 20 years of experience in Aviation, specifically in business aircraft sales. In his former position as Senior Vice-President, Sales, Americas, for Cessna Aircraft Company, Mr. White built an impressive track record and led a large sales organization. He is currently based in Wichita, Kansas.
After two successful years leading the Western U.S. sales team, Scott Westfall has elected to pursue his passion for working directly with Bombardier customers and returns to the field, as Sales Director for the Rocky Mountains territory.
Denis Jubinville was appointed as Sales Director, U.S., Pacific, Southwest. Denis joined Bombardier Aerospace in 1997 as a Business analyst and quickly became a Marketing Manager in 1999 before being promoted to the position of Sales Director for Bombardier Flexjet in 2006.
Antony Regillo is promoted to the position of Sales Director, Canada. Mr. Regillo joined Bombardier in 2002 and gained valuable experience as a Sales Account Representative for Europe and Africa before being appointed Sales Manager, Canada in 2010.
Denise Bell is promoted to the position of Sales Director, Southeast U.S. Ms. Bell joined Bombardier in 2001 in Customer Support. She became Regional Sales Manager for Central and South Florida in 2006 before being appointed Sales Manager, South-Eastern U.S. in 2010.
In China, Bombardier continues to grow its sales team, with the addition of two new Sales Directors. Alfred Wang joins Bombardier as Sales Director, Greater China. Mr. Wang has over 10 years of aviation experience, including a recent position as Sales Director at GE Aviation for the Greater China Region. Yu Yubin joins the team as Sales Director, Greater China. Mr. Yubin has 15 years of experience in aviation, including positions as General Manager for ExecuJet Aviation Group and Sales Director for Airbus.
Africa, Asia and Australia
Chiko Kundi is appointed Sales Director, Pre-Owned Aircraft for Africa, Asia and Australia. Mr. Kundi joined Bombardier in 2005 as a Supply Chain Business Analyst and became Sales Manager, Pre-Owned Aircraft for Africa and Asia and Australia in 2010.