Bombardier appoints new president of transportation

Industry veteran Laurent Troger succeeds Bertling at beleaguered rail division

0 December 10, 2015
by Design Engineering staff

Bombardier Inc. announced the appointment of Laurent Troger as President, Bombardier Transportation, effective immediately. He succeeds Lutz Bertling, who is stepping down to pursue other career opportunities, the company said. The promotion comes less than a month after the Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) announced it would acquire a 30% stake in Bombardier Transportation for $C 1.5 billion.

“Since joining Bombardier, Laurent Troger has continuously been one of our top executives, driving superior project execution and performance across the business,” said Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc. “As we accelerate our transformation, Laurent has both the leadership and the experience to deliver on our commitments to customers, while increasing profitability at Transportation.”

A 25-year rail industry veteran, Troger joined Bombardier Transportation in November 2004 as VP, Services for Europe and rose to President, Services four years later. In 2013, his role was expanded to include the rolling stock businesses in the United Kingdom, France and Benelux, and he later became President, Division Western Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2015, he was appointed CTO and COO of Bombardier Transportation, assuming responsibility for operational performance, integration between the divisions and core functions as well as for the implementation of OneBT.

Previously, Laurent Troger worked for 15 years at Alstom Transport and spent two years working for Sagem as a Telecoms Engineer. He holds a degree in engineering from École nationale supérieure de techniques avancées (ENSTA) in France and spent two years in the French Navy, specializing in system engineering of embedded weapon systems.

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