Bombardier reshuffles commercial aircraft sales team

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Bombardier has restructured the top of its sales organization in the wake of the departure in December of chief salesman Chet Fuller.

Fuller’s successor, Raymond Jones, has established a new structure for the company’s sales, marketing and asset management of the CSeries, CRJ-series regional jets and the Q400 turboprop.

Two regional executives who reported to Fuller have departed recently. They are Rafael Haddad, former vice-president of sales for the Middle East and Africa, and Steve Aliment, former vice-president of sales in Europe.

The two regions have been merged into a single sales office representing Europe, the Middle East and Africa, but the vacancy has not yet been filled. Beneath the new senior vice-president will be two vice-presidents, including focused on Europe and the other on Middle East and Africa.

Meanwhile, Kevin Smith remains senior vice-president of sales in the Americas. Within Smith’s office, however, two sub-regions have been created for North America and Latin America.

Andy Solem has been elevated to senior vice-president of a combined China and Asia-Pacific region. A regional vice-president, Toby Carlson, will report to Solem and cover the Asia-Pacific region. Another regional vice-president has yet to be appointed, but will focus on the Chinese market.

Finally Rod Sheridan has been eleveated to senior vice-president of asset management, Russia and lessors.