Early last July Pierre Beaudoin’s 10-month stint as president and COO of Bombardier Aerospace came to an end as he passed the baton to Pierre Gabriel Côté. Beaudoin, the son of Bombardier chairman Laurent Beaudoin and the grandson of company founder Joseph-Armand Bombardier, was asked to serve in an interim capacity in September 2005 when Peter Edwards departed after 10 years. Beaudoin remains executive vice president of Bombardier and sits on the company’s board of directors.
Côté brought extensive management experience to the table, having served as president and CEO of Roers Sugar Income Fund, senior v-p of international operations and energy at Abitibi Consolidated and executive v-p at Kruger. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Universite Laval and is a private pilot.